On Being a Gay Parent

Making a Future Together

Brett Webb - Mitchell

Oct/2007, 176 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781596270619



This practical, down-to-earth guide to being a gay Christian parent is filled with interesting stories, simple anecdotes, creative ideas, and thoughtful reflections, while raising up important issues facing gay-and lesbian-headed households in contemporary American society. Includes a list of resources helpful in addressing often-surprising issues, simple day-to-day tasks, and crucial decisions around being a gay or lesbian parent in today's world.

"A truly faith-based family story, where love is what matters and the challenges of living openly and honestly are faced head on." - Jane Tully - Clergy Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays

On Being Gay Parent recognized among list of texts on selective bibliography of books on spirituality and LGBTQ people. Click here to view this list.

Article by author Brett Webb-Mitchell from The Chapel Hill News


Brett Webb-Mitchell is an author, educator, and minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His Seabury books include Follow Me: Christian Growth on the Pilgrim's Way and On Being a Gay Parent: Making a Future Together. He leads pilgrimages in the U.S. and abroad and is the founder and director of the School of the Pilgrim. His previous books on people with disabilities include God Plays Piano, Too; Unexpected Guests at God's Banquet; Dancing with Disabilities, and with Diane Archer, Sacred Seasons.



"More than all the religious and political anti-gay rhetoric, Brett Mitchell's splendid book reveals the true meaning of the phrase ‘family values.'" -Richard Rodriguez

"Brett Webb-Mitchell's latest book is a treasure. Filled with insight, humor, and candor, it is a must read for gay parents, actually all parents and families. The spiritual journey of coming out in the midst of being a loving parent tells a new and important story for pastors and faith communities seeking to care for all families. This book is a delightful reminder that it is love that makes a family." -Michael J. Adee, National Field Organizer for More Light Presbyterians, part of the National LGBT Equality Network

"Brett Webb-Mitchell is gay, a parent, and a person of faith. If you fit in one of those categories, or know someone who does, this will be a very helpful book. On Being a Gay Parent is honest, practical, and an enjoyable read." -Jack Rogers, Professor of Theology, Emeritus, San Francisco Theological Seminary, author of Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church

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