academic symposium ::
In spring of 2006 in
something amazing happened. An unprecedented 150 academics across disciplines from all over the world came together for the very first time to talk about our families. There were pediatricians, social workers, psychologists, economists and more. Why? There are 30 years of valid research on us and our children, and it isn’t often talked about. Over this long weekend of keynotes, panels and research presentations, a number of scientifically valid facts continued to emerge:
> LGBTQ adults are capable, qualified parents
> Sexual orientation has nothing to do with a person’s ability to be a “good” parent
> Children raised in LGBTQ-headed households can expect the same level of success across the board (physically, emotionally, interpersonally, mentally, scholastically) as children raised in heterosexual households
In short, the research is incontrovertibly on our side. We know that our families have always been able to speak with great passion; the Symposium met our expectations of bringing great minds and bodies of work together, which will allow us to give our families the backing they need to also speak with credible, scientifically-valid information.
Download a summary of the Academic Symposium.