(How) does it make a difference? Perspectives of adults with lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents.

  title={(How) does it make a difference? Perspectives of adults with lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents.},
  author={Abbie E. Goldberg},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={77 4},
  • A. Goldberg
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Psychology
  • The American journal of orthopsychiatry
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