I was browsing your site and was pleasantly surprised to see a discussion on sexuality. I was wondering if there are any gay/lesbian parents in your group? If not, is your group all inclusive? The second point in your discussion summary, though liberal, seemed to imply that gays and lesbians live a 'different' life style. Though undoubtedly gays and lesbians have a different set of prejudices to deal with, e.g., types of attitudes summarized in point 1 of your discussion summary, I believe they deal with the same life parameters as heterosexuals, especially when it comes to raising children and other important life decisions.
On a different note, do you have a chapter in San Francisco?
Thank you for your time,
Madar-Pedar is open to all Iranian and half-Iranian families. There is no moderator for our discussions and I act as the listkeepr, i.e., remove and add names to our mailing list. Please let me know if you would like to join our mailing list.
When you become a member, if you provide some info about your family such as nationality, children's age (and name), geographical location, cultural and social interests, child-rearing concerns, etc. , then you will receive a file that has similar info about some other parents in the group. This is meant to facilitate off-line networking among parents and is optional and you could use it to start the San Francisco chapter of madar-pedar:)
I am a parent who talked about transsexuality, which is somehow related to sexual orientation.
I raised this issue because I have a transsexual daughter and I would like people to know more about this issue since I feel in this way I can create a safer place for my child to live in.
Of course.There is no difference between heterosexuals and homosexuals as there is no difference between people who are blond and those who are darker in anything but the color of their skins or hair.