Not All Parents Are Straight examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship, the emotional conflicts, legal issues, and social discrimination that families with gay and lesbian parents face.

A feature-length documentary that chronicles the experiences of six families in which children are being raised by gay and lesbian parents. The program examines the dynamics of the parent-child relationship, the emotional conflicts for the children, legal custody problems, and the social discrimination that these families face.

Produced, Written & Directed by Kevin White

58 mins, stereo, close-captioned


Broadcast nationally on PBS via common carriage
Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival
Berlin Film Festival
American Film Festival
Golden Apple Award, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Blue Ribbon, National Council on Family Relations Film Festival

“…should provide hope and encouragement for families in similar situations…[and] gives heterosexual audiences an insight into the life of a gay couple as parents and dispels the myth that gay couples raise gay children.”
Library Journal

“…provocative (in the best sense)…Viewing this should be reassuring to other children of gay parents, and may enlighten some of their friends.”
School Library Journal

Topic Areas:  Family Relations, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Family Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology.

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