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Release Date: May 2, 2001
ISBN: 9781573441278
eISBN: 9781573448550

Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians

by Louise Rafkin

"This book will help your mom understand. Give it to her."—Betty DeGeneres

Coming out to mom is a lesbian rite of passage. In Different Daughters, thirty mothers of lesbians come together to trace their journeys towards acceptance of their daughters. Facing their fears and confusion, prejudice and misunderstandings, they speak honesty and bravely about the difficulties and joys of life with their "different daughters."

Writing about families, community, religion, grandchildren, bisexuality, transgender issues, and coming out, the authors of Different Daughters raise questions shared by all mothers: How can we accept our children for who they are? How can we love our children even when they are different from us?

This updated and expanded third edition of Louise Rafkin's landmark anthology includes new stories by mothers of bisexual women and young lesbians, a sister of a lesbian, and the brave testimony of one mother whose lesbian daughter is in the process of redefining her gender.

 
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About the author Louise Rafkin
 
 

Louise Rafkin is the author of Other People’s Dirt and the editor of Different Mothers. She has been a commentator for NPR's All Things Considered and has written for Out Magazine. Her articles and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Health Magazine, and Metropolitan Home. She lives in Oakland, CA. Different Daughter "Every lesbian should have two copies of Different...


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