Half Of Children Raised By Lesbians Experience Stigma

A new study from the Williams Institute finds that 50 percent of 17-year-olds who grew up with two moms were stigmatized by others — mostly peers — because of their family’s make-up. The negative comments were consistent across age groups, with 30 percent of the reported teasing and ridicule occurring in elementary schools and 39 percent in high schools. About two thirds of the teens had adapted effective coping skills, like comforting themselves and confronting perpetrators.