Choosing Children
Launching the Lesbian Baby Boom

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Debra

When I was in my twenties, if you had come out, it was just assumed that you would never become a parent. Being gay, unless you had had a baby with man first, meant no kids for you. I wanted to challenge that assumption and set out to find lesbians who had figured out had to bring children ...Read more

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