Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents (Paperback)

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By Frank Lowe (Editor)
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"I am honored to recommend this book to ALL parents. . . . [I]t relates to all families, tolerance, and love." --Greg Berlanti, writer, producer, director

"Raw and unfiltered. . . Lowe breaks new ground, highlighting the dire need for further exploration. 5 Hearts." --Foreword Reviews

"[A] powerful eye-opener." --Amanda Hopping-Winn, chief program officer, Family Equality Council

"Raw, personal, and uncensored, this must-read book gives us insight as to what it's like to be raised by same-gender parents and how that can impact one's life." --Eric Rosswood, author of The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads and Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood

In recent years, the world has been saturated by endless blogs, articles, and books devoted to the subject of LGBTQ+ parenting. On the flip side, finding stories written by the children of LGBTQ+ parents is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack. Now that the world is more accepting than ever of non-traditional families, it's time to create a literary space for this not-so-unique, shared, but completely individual experience.

In Raised by Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents, Frank Lowe has carefully edited an anthology that reflects on the upbringing of children in many different forms of LGBTQ+ families. From Baby Boomers to Generation Z, it features diverse stories that express the distinctiveness of this shared journey and of each particular family. It's visceral, raw, and not always pretty, but love is always the common thread.

Lowe candidly reveals true accounts of this particular niche of humanity, while simultaneously creating a moving snapshot of the world in which we live. Raised by Unicorns guides the reader through an empathetic journey that is nothing short of compelling and poignant. We've all heard the phrase "raised by wolves." Now we have a window into the complex world of being Raised by Unicorns.

About the Author


Frank Lowe is a gay, divorced, 41-year-old dad. He is best known for his acerbic handle on Twitter and Instagram (@GayAtHomeDad), and has worked for publications such as The Advocate, HuffPost, and Gays with Kids. His goal is to bring attention to the world of gay parenting. As a result, he has been interviewed by CNN, CBS, OUT, Ozy, HuffPost, and The Today Show, to name a few. He currently lives in Northwestern Connecticut with his precocious 8-year-old son.

Praise For…


"Very highly recommended for community and academic library LBGT collections in general, and LBGT parenting supplemental studies in particular." --Midwest Book Review

"...As diverse as the colors of the rainbow and there is a story (or even more) for everyone." --Amos Lassen, http://reviewsbyamoslassen.com/?p=64182

"How lucky are we to have fought hard enough and lived long enough to hear the voices of the children of LGBTQ+ parents?! Frank Lowe has never been the type to shy away from the truth. And in Raised by Unicorns, this wonderful collection of insights about growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, there are so many inspiring truths are waving their flag so proudly." --Dan Bucatinsky, author of Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight

"Frank Lowe has assembled an eye-opening anthology of what it's like to have LGBTQ+ parents. Raised by Unicorns is a collective portrait of people whose defining characteristic is that they are radically loved and cherished." --Alec Mapa, actor, writer, dad

"Raised by Unicorns lifts the veil on children of LGBTQ+ parents. The book, while never attempting to sugarcoat the realities of growing up with queer parents, leaves the reader with the distinct understanding that despite facing bullying and discrimination along the way, our kids really are alright. From those of us unicorns who are raising children to those in the world who don't believe we should, this book is a powerful eye-opener. The breadth of voices and perspective that is represented in one compilation of essays helps the reader understand the array of challenges our children face, but it also highlights the underlying strength, empathy, and open-mindedness they seem to develop along the way. If you've ever been curious as to what our children really think about being raised by LGBTQ parents, the honesty of Raised by Unicorns is a great place to start." --Amanda Hopping-Winn, chief program officer, Family Equality Council

"During the marriage equality debate, we heard a lot about how same-sex marriage would impact the children, but we didn't really get the opportunity to hear much from the kids themselves. Raised by Unicorns gives them a platform to finally tell their stories. Raw, personal, and uncensored, this must-read book gives us insight as to what it's like to be raised by same-gender parents and how that can impact one's life. The children have spoken and it's time we listened." --Eric Rosswood, author of The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads and Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood

"Raised by Unicorns illuminates a single category in a brilliant multiplicity of ways: through the honest, matter-of-fact, but always riveting voices of kids with queer parents. I can't wait to share it with my own kids, as my marginalization is now, I understand, woven from the same fabric as theirs." --Candace Walsh, author of Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women

"Parents are not perfect, but gay parents are no less perfect because they are gay. This lovely book highlights the dangers of not being inclusive of diversity and its impact on children and young people, all of whom are sensitive to how their family is accepted." --Nancy Simons Bean, M.S.W., L.S.C.S.W., Adoption & Counseling Services for Families

"Frank candidly explores the most intimate parts of growing up in an LGBTQ+ household. I am honored to recommend this book to ALL parents as an important work in understanding one of the most unique and profound parts of the LGBTQ+ experience as it relates to all families, tolerance, and--most importantly--love." --Greg Berlanti, writer, producer, director

"Raised by Unicorns lifts the veil on children of LGBTQ+ parents. The book, while never attempting to sugarcoat the realities of growing up with queer parents, leaves the reader with the distinct understanding that despite facing bullying and discrimination along the way, our kids really are alright. From those of us unicorns who are raising children to those in the world who don't believe we should, this book is a powerful eye-opener. The breadth of voices and perspective that is represented in one compilation of essays helps the reader understand the array of challenges our children face, but it also highlights the underlying strength, empathy, and open-mindedness they seem to develop along the way. If you've ever been curious as to what our children really think about being raised by LGBTQ parents, the honesty of Raised by Unicorns is a great place to start." --Amanda Hopping-Winn, chief program officer, Family Equality Council

"Frank Lowe has assembled an eye-opening anthology of what it's like to have LGBTQ+ parents. Raised by Unicorns is a collective portrait of people whose defining characteristic is that they are radically loved and cherished." --Alec Mapa, actor, writer, dad

"How lucky are we to have fought hard enough and lived long enough to hear the voices of the children of LGBTQ+ parents?! Frank Lowe has never been the type to shy away from the truth. And in Raised by Unicorns, this wonderful collection of insights about growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, there are so many inspiring truths are waving their flag so proudly." --Dan Bucatinsky, author of Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight

"...As diverse as the colors of the rainbow and there is a story (or even more) for everyone." --Amos Lassen, http://reviewsbyamoslassen.com/?p=64182


Product Details
ISBN: 9781627782562
ISBN-10: 1627782567
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018
Pages: 216
Language: English

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