NCFR Highlights Research on LGBTQ Families

In celebration of Pride Month in June, NCFR is highlighting recent research and resources pertaining to LGBTQ individuals and their families.

The NCFR Policy Brief, Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children (PDF), by Charlotte J. Patterson and Abbie E. Goldberg finds that lesbian and gay parents and their children are well adjusted yet are more likely to live in poverty. Policy implications to help these families thrive are included.

A 2019 early-view article from the Journal of Family Theory & Review is currently available "free access" to the public: Is “Coming Out” Still Relevant? Social Justice Implications for LGB‐Membered Families, by Daniel J. Alonzo and Deborah J. Buttitta, is a literature review investigating the changes in discussions around "coming out" over the past 40 years.

A video recording of LGBTQ Family Members in Community Contexts from the 2016 NCFR Annual Conference is available for NCFR members and CFLE to watch on demand. The focus of this symposium is on research that examines the interactions between LGBTQ family members and their residential and identity communities.

In addition please view these NCFR resource collections:


Is there new research that should be added to this list? Let us know. We welcome your suggestions at any time. Email Trip Sullivan, NCFR communications manager.