US National Lesbian Longitudinal Family Study - NLLFS

The largest, longest-running prospective investigation of American lesbian mothers and their children

News & Notes

Included here are upcoming and recent presentations done by NLLFS researchers, as well as media interviews, and news stories that reference NLLFS and/or its studies.

Upcoming & Recent Presentations

  • Presentation about the NLLFS at Duke University

    Organizer: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Department of  Sociology, and Program in Women’s Studies, Duke University

    Title of NLLFS presentation: The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

    Authors: Dr. Nanette Gartrell, with special introduction by Nanette's Stanford mentor, Emeritus Duke President Keith Brodie, MD

    Event dates: November 4-5, 2013

    Location: Durham, NC, USA

    Read a Student's Perspective of Dr. Gartrell's Presentation

  • Presentation at the Center for Family Research and Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

    Organizer: Center for Family Research and Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

    Title of NLLFS presentation: Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

    Authors: Dr. Nanette Gartrell

    Event dates: October 14, 2013

    Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

  • Keynote at Conference Sexualities VII, University of Bratislava, Slovakia

    Organizer: Conference Sexualities VII

    Title of NLLFS presentation: Keynote: Overview of the most important findings of the Dutch longitudinal study on same-sex parent families

    Authors: Dr. Henny Bos

    Event dates: September 8-9, 2013

    Location: University of Bratislava, Slovakia

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  • Huffington Post Live - Queer Window: A Look At The Week's Top LGBT News

    Dr. Gartrell is interviewed on Huffington Post's "Queer Window" show. (Her interview starts at 15:40.)

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  • Time — How the Gay-Marriage Victories Are (Slowly) Transforming the Notion of Family

    by Bonnie Rochman

    On Wednesday, Colleen Ozolitis, and her wife, Lee Ann Martinson, drove together to their son’s Seattle preschool to share their family’s good news. . . .

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  • 60 Minutes New Zealand — Gaybe Boomers: The new Kiwi family?

    produced by Alison Horwood

    The nature of the New Zealand family is changing fast. It is now quite common for children to be brought up by two lesbian women, or two gay men. Amanda Millar reports on the kids of homosexual couples.

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Mentions In the News

  • NLLFS Citation in Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author's Book

    NLLFS cited in Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight For Marriage Equality, by Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jo Becker.

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  • Los Angeles Times - Three justices' concern over gay parenting surprises experts

    By David G. Savage and Maura Dolan

    Comments from Supreme Court arguments startled some child development experts, who say kids raised in same-sex homes fare as well as those with heterosexual parents.

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  • The Washington Post - Social science struggles for data on effects of same-sex parenting on children

    By Sandhya Somashekhar

    Amid the legal arguments at Tuesday's Supreme Court hearing on same-sex marriage, there loomed a social science question: How well do children turn out when they are raised by gay parents?

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