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 at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

    Organizer: American Psychological Association

    Title of Presentation: Male Role Models for Adolescents In Lesbian- and Heterosexual-Parent Families

    Authors: Drs. Bos, Gartrell, and van Rijn-van Gelderen

    Event Dates: August 6-9, 2015

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Presentation in Women's Studies 610 Seminar in Sexuality

    Organizer: Women's Studies, San Diego State University

    Title of Presentation: Examples of New Directions in Studies on Planned Lesbian Families

    Authors: Drs. Bos and Gartrell 

    Event Dates: April 20, 2015

    Location: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, USA

  • Presentation in the UCLA Bixby Lecture Series

    Organizer: Bixby Program in Population and Reproductive Health

    Title of Presentation: Health and Well-being of Adolescents with Lesbian Mothers: Findings from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

    Authors: Drs. Gartrell, Bos, and van Rijn-van Gelderen; and Naomi Goldberg

    Event Dates: April 16, 2015

    Location: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Interviews

  • CNN - Talking to Kids about Same-Sex Marriage

    by Katia Hetter

    Dr. Gartrell gives advice about talking to kids after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

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  • Love Comes First: Creating LGBT Familes

    Dr. Gartrell is interviewed on YouTube in the series LOVE COMES FIRST: Creating LGBT Families.

    View on the Love Comes First Website

  • 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.)

    View on Huffington Post Live | watch video

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Mentions In the News

  • The Independent, U.K. - Supportive families help children to flourish "no matter what their structure"

    The NLLFS is cited “central" to Professor Golombok’s conclusions in Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms.

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  • Slate - What We Know—Really—About Lesbian and Gay Parenting

    Dr. Gartrell is quoted about the Dutch Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study.

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  • What We Know - What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents?

    Studies by Drs. Gartrell, Bos, and van Rijn-van Gelderen, and Naomi Goldberg are cited on this public policy research portal from Columbia Law School.

    Find out More

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