Doyle, C. J. (2018). A new family systems therapeutic approach for parents and families of sexual minority youth. Issues in Law & Medicine, 33(2), 223–234. Doyle examines the relationship between family rejection and the practice of “conversion” therapy with sexual minority youth. The author proposes ways of using an ethical model of family therapy to work with these families in a way that leads to positive outcomes among sexual minority youth and respects the religious viewpoints expressed by these families.
Goldberg, A. E., & Sweeney, K. K. (2019). LGBTQ parent families. In B. H. Fiese, M. Celano, K. Deater-Deckard, E. N. Jouriles, & M. A. Whisman (Eds.), APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Foundations, methods, and contemporary issues across the lifespan, Vol. 1. (pp. 743–760). American Psychological Association. Goldberg and Sweeney discuss an emerging issue regarding family and LGBTQ+ individuals – couples and parenting. They review the current research regarding couples and parenting, identifying the unique processes and outcomes related to both.
Hailey, J., Burton, W., & Arscott, J. (2020). We are family: Chosen and created families as a protective factor against racialized trauma and anti-LGBTQ oppression among African American sexual and gender minority youth. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 16(2), 176–191. Hailey, Burton, and Arscott discuss chosen families as a means of managing discrimination based on both race and LGBTQ+ status among African American youth. Readers are introduced to the concept of chosen families and continue to explore intersectionality as it relates to family rejection experienced by LGBTQ+ youth.
Parker, C. M., Hirsch, J. S., Philbin, M. M., & Parker, R. G. (2018). The urgent need for research and interventions to address family-based stigma and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 63(4), 383–393. Parker, Hirsch, Philbin, and Parker review multiple policies and programs that aim to reduce family rejections experienced by LGBTQ+ youth. They discuss the current gaps in these services and suggest a need to develop programming that occurs at the community, family, and individual levels.
Rauer, A., Humble, A. M., Radina, M. E., Allen, K. R., & Lavender-Stott, E. S. (2020). The families of LGBTQ older adults: Theoretical approaches to creative family connections in the context of marginalization, social-historical change, and resilience. Journal of Family Theory and Review, 2, 200 – 220. Rauer, Humble, Radina, Allen, and Levender-Stott discuss how family issues among LGBTQ+ aging populations may differ from LGBTQ+ individuals who are younger. They suggest that the aging population have unique familial issues, such as finding non-family members to provide care for them as they age and not having the same supports as heterosexual individuals who become widowed.