A constructive analysis of the formation of LGBTQ families: Where Utopia and Reality meet

Pentaris, Panagiotis. 2019. A constructive analysis of the formation of LGBTQ families: Where Utopia and Reality meet. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 13(1), pp. 60-65. ISSN 2070-3783 [Article]

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The issue of social and legal recognition of LGBTQ families is of high importance when exploring the possibility of a family. Of equal importance is the fact that both society and the individual contribute to the overall recognition of LGBTQ families. This paper is a conceptual discussion, by methodology, of both sides; it uses a method of constructive analysis to expound on this issue. This method?s aim is to broaden conceptual theory, and introduce a new relationship between concepts that were previously not associated by evidence. This exploration has found that LGBTQ realities from an international perspective may differ and both legal and social rights are critical toward self-consciousness and the formation of a family. This paper asserts that internalised and historic oppression of LGBTQ individuals, places them, not always and not in all places, in a disadvantageous position as far as engaging with the potential of forming a family goes. The paper concludes that lack of social recognition and internalised oppression are key barriers regarding LGBTQ families.

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Family, gay, LGBTQ, self-worth, social rights

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)
Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Faiths and Civil Society
Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Social Work


23 January 2019Published

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10 Oct 2022 10:34

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10 Oct 2022 10:34

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