Sexual- and Gender-Minority Families: A 2010 to 2020 Decade in Review

This article reviews research on sexual and gender minority (SGM) families, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, intersex, and other (LGBTQAI+) families, in the past decade (2010–2020). The article details the three primary subareas that make up the majority of research on SGM families, including: SGM family of origin relationships, SGM intimate relationships, and SGM-parent families. Next, three main gaps in this decade’s research are highlighted and include: a focus on gay, lesbian, and same-sex families and a lack of attention to the diverse family ties of single SGM people as well as intersex, asexual, queer, gender non-binary/non-conforming, polyamorous, and other SGM families; an emphasis on white, socioeconomically advantaged SGM people and a failure to account for the significant racial-ethnic and socioeconomic diversity in the SGM population; and a lack of integration of SGM experiences across the life course, from childhood to old age. Numerous references. National Council on Family Relations (NCFP) CLICK HERE

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