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
Poster presentation at the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development
Organizer: Society for Research in Child Development
Title of NLLFS presentation: The Achenbach Youth Self-Report Instrument: Comparison of Adolescents Reared by Lesbian and Heterosexual Parents
Authors: Van Gelderen, L., Bos., H.M.W., Gartrell, N., & Hermanns, J.M.A.
Event dates: April 18-20, 2013
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Organizer: Pediatric Academic Societies
Title of NLLFS presentation: Adolescents of the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study
Author: Gartrell, N.
Event date: May 4, 2013
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Poster presentation at the 166th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association
Organizer: American Psychological Association
Title of NLLFS presentation: Same-sex and opposite sexual attraction among depressed and/or anxious patients
Authors: Bos, H.M.W., Boschloo, L., Schoevers, R., & Sandfort, T.M.G.
Event dates: May 18-22, 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Time — How the Gay-Marriage Victories Are (Slowly) Transforming the Notion of Family November 08, 2012
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. . . .
60 Minutes New Zealand — Gaybe Boomers: The new Kiwi family? November 10, 2010
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.
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) — LifeMatters: Lesbian families June 21, 2010
presented by Richard Aedy
What are the long term effects, if any, of being raised by two mothers?
Recent Mentions In the News
Los Angeles Times - Three justices' concern over gay parenting surprises experts April 05, 2013
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.
The Washington Post - Social science struggles for data on effects of same-sex parenting on children March 26, 2013
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?
New York Times - Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children March 21, 2013
by Catherine Saint Louis
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-sex marriage for the first time on Thursday, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.
(Article includes quote by NLLFS principal researcher, Dr. Nanette Gartrell.)