Namely, Abigail Garner in the forthcoming-at-the-end-of-this-month Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is:
Based on eight years of activism, combined with interviews with more than fifty sons and daughters, Families Like Mine debunks the anti-gay myth that these children grow up damaged and confused. At the same time, Garner's book refutes the popular pro-gay sentiment that these children turn out "just like everyone else." In addition to the typical stresses of growing up, the unique pressures these children face are not due to their parents' sexuality, but rather to homophobia and prejudice. Using a rich blend of journalism and memoir, Garner offers empathetic yet unapologetic opinions about the gifts and challenges of being raised in families that are often labeled "controversial."
Fairly certain I've mentioned this before, but the street date approacheth, and recent events have made the subject matter more timely than ever.
Which might explain why I haven't received a newsletter from the woman recently. That, or my spam filter is doing the wacky.
Update: Saw this (hate linking the word "this," so I parenthetically link NYTimes.com: Both Sides Court Black Churches in the Debate Over Gay Marriage) at the relocated Alas, A Blog, along with several other links worth a look, and considered giving it a full entry:
The fact that many black Christians are both politically liberal and socially conservative makes them frustratingly difficult to pigeonhole in a political environment in which, many pundits contend, voters are cleanly split along ideological lines. Many blacks opposed to gay marriage, for example, support equal benefits for gays as a matter of economic justice.
And the prize often generically referred to as "the black church" is actually a diverse collection of historically black denominations and congregations that covers a wide range of theological and social beliefs.
Advocates of gay marriage are appealing to those on the left end of that spectrum to show that the issue is really about civil rights. Those opposed are courting more conservative blacks as evidence that they are not bigots for suggesting the issue has nothing to do with civil rights. The resulting alliances are often used publicly to imply backing of "the church" as a whole.
But am a bit tired of, "Black people not monolithic, film at 11" type stuff.
And there's that whole dualism thing involved with tossing around "right," "left," "liberal" and "conservative." Blah.