Scientific research consistently shows that gay and lesbian parents are as fit and capable as heterosexual parents, and their children are as psychologically healthy and well-adjusted as those reared by heterosexual parents.Some children do not know they have an LGBT parent; coming out issues vary and some parents may never reveal to their children that they identify as LGBT.Plus, the more people you're exposed to, the more likely you are to find someone you're compatible with.The takeaway here isn't that online dating is a panacea for your romantic troubles. But as online dating becomes more prevalent — right now it's the second most common way for heterosexual American couples to meet and the most common way for homosexual American couples to meet — it could have a meaningful impact on the divorce rate, and on overall relationship happiness.Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are parents. Adoption by same-sex couples is legal in a dozen countries and in some regions of USA, Australia and Mexico.
Telling people you and your partner met online can seem kind of boring.
The paper adds to a growing body of research suggesting marriages that start online are stronger and last longer than relationships that start offline.
The research doesn't prove that online dating causes relationships to be stronger.
Accordingly, how children respond to their LGBT parent(s) coming out has little to do with their sexual orientation or gender identification of choice, but rather with how either parent responds to acts of coming out; i.e.
whether there is dissolution of parental partnerships or rather if parents maintain a healthy, open, and communicative relationship after coming out or during transition in the case of trans parents. Census, for example, 33 percent of female same-sex couple households and 22 percent of male same-sex couple households reported at least one child under the age of 18 living in the home.