Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The children of "gay" parents are speaking.

"My biggest concern is that children are not being discussed in this same-sex marriage debate. Yet, won't the next step for some gay activists be to ask for legal adoption of children if same-sex marriage is legalized? I have considered some of the potential physical and psychological health risks for children raised in this situation. I was at high risk of exposure to contagious STDs due to sexual molestation, my father's high-risk sexual behaviors, and multiple partners. Even when my father was in what looked like monogamous relationships, he continued cruising for anonymous sex. I came to deeply care for, love and compassionately understand my dad. He shared his life regrets with me. Unfortunately, my father, as a child, was sexually and physically abused by older males. Due to this, he lived with depression, control issues, anger outbursts, suicidal tendencies, and sexual compulsions. He tried to fulfill his legitimate needs for his father's affirmation, affection and attention with transient and promiscuous relationships. He and his partners were exposed to various contagious STD's as they traveled across North America. My father's (ex)partners, whom I had deep caring feelings for and associated with, had drastically shortened lives due to suicide, contracting HIV or Aids. Sadly, my father died of AIDS in 1991." - Read the rest here.

The Impact of Homosexual Parenting
by Dawn Stefanowicz

The IMPACT of HOMOSEXUAL PARENTING is a compelling, fast-paced, and no-holds-barred narrative of one child’s journey from birth to the end of innocence—and beyond—as the daughter of a homosexual father. Dawn Stefanowicz honestly and sympathetically exposes the transfixing saga of unexpected emotional tangles, discarded dreams, and a desperate search for Daddy’s love. Sobering and colorful, revealing while upholding a standard for good taste, the book uncovers Dawn’s shocking experiences, confused responses, and ultimate redemption as she compassionately reaches out to her father, facing a tragic death from AIDS, in 1991. Now an outspoken advocate of laws protecting children, it took Dawn into her early 30s to realize how her “alternative” rearing impacted her. See how she confronts the forbidden darkness of sexual activities, gets out from under the foreboding weight of family secrets, and finds a future filled with surprising hope, happiness, and healing. *Release date October 2007.

Press here to read Book Review "Out From Under" by The Canada Post in the United Kingdom
Press here to read Book Review "A review of Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting by Dawn Stefanowicz" by Bill Muehlenberg
Press here to read Book Review "Out From Under: The Impact Of Homosexual Parenting by REAL Women of Canada
Press here to read review "When Dad is Homosexual" by Gail Besse of The National Catholic Register
Press here to read Listening to the Children of Gay Parents by Marjorie CampbellPress here to read a review by Rory Leishman of The London Free PressPress here to read a review by Janice Graham of The Standard of Liberty Voice
Press here to read a critique by Dr. Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, psychologist and author. This critique is published in the Empirical Journal Same-Sex Sexual Behavior and the Dutch version appears in “Nucleus” (Ghent, Belgium).
Press here to read a review by Tony Gosgnach, Assistant Editor of The Interim.

About the book:
Dawn knows from personal experience that the environment in which a child is raised matters. Her story delivers a provocative, gripping, no-holds-barred account of what it was like to grow up with a homosexual father, his partners, and a chronically ill and passive mother. Candidly, transparently, yet respectfully, Dawn raises the blinds on a home shrouded in secrecy, conflict, confusion, and abuse.

"Out From Under should be read by every legislator, lawyer, physician and mental health professional in a position to lobby for the best interests of children. May society heed Dawn’s courageous testimony and spare other innocents the suffering she and her siblings sustained." -Michelle A. Cretella, M.D., Board of Directors, American College of Pediatricians, and Chair, Committee on Sexuality, ACP, United States

"Out From Under is a personal account told in an emotional narrative. Stefanowicz tells of the enormous burden that was thrust upon her as a young person, a burden that is too great for any child. This story compels one to ponder the vulnerability of children, human suffering, and the meaning of life itself." -Senator Anne Cools, Ottawa, Canada

"Dawn Stefanowicz has the courage to write a politically incorrect book. She has the right because she was raised in a homosexual environment and suffered because of it ... there are few books like this one, which argues that such environments are disturbing to children."-Professor John Patrick, M.D., Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada

"Dawn Stefanowicz writes ... her personal experience, illustrating the unnaturalness of her parenting situation, the hypocrisy of those in her environment who pretended not to see this unnaturalness, and the loneliness of a child who is imprisoned in that situation ... "-Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, Ph.D., psychologist specializing in the treatment of homosexuality, and author of many articles and several books, the Netherlands

Dawn Stefanowicz is an author, speaker, media spokesperson, licensed accountant, and home educator. She recently addressed the Canadian Senate on hate crime legislation and appeared on EWTN. She advocates for children and families, pertaining to marriage, parenting, sexuality, and education. Dawn is a resource to family policy, legislative, medical, research, and scholastic organizations. She offers a safe place for adult children from similar households. Dawn has been married for twenty-three years and has two children.

Visit http://www.dawnstefanowicz.com/.

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