This myth is part of a broader demand that all families be traditional in nature, as in: one dad, one mom and their children.

FALSE IMPLICATIONS:

LGBTQ+ people cannot be trusted with children.

Children living with LGBTQ+ people will become LGBTQ+.

LGBTQ+ people are not good role models for children.

FACT

A parents’ sexual orientation is much less important than having loving and nurturing parents.

No legitimate research has demonstrated that same-sex couples are any more or any less harmful to children than heterosexual couples.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes the diversity of families. Children who grow up with one or two gay and/or lesbian parents will develop emotionally, cognitively, socially, and sexually as well as children whose parents are heterosexual.