The experiences of children with lesbian and gay parents: an initial scoping review of evidence

This paper was written in response to the Hearts and Minds Agenda Group recommendation that research is conducted into the experiences of children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents. This paper presents a review of the findings from eight papers identified by experts in the field and an internal literature search. It should be noted that these identified papers were predominantly focused on lesbian and gay parenting and not on parents identifying as bisexual or transgender.

This paper is divided into three chapters. Chapter One sets out the reason for undertaking this review and the aims and objectives that were addressed. Chapter Two details the literature search results. Finally, Chapter Three discusses the review findings - what the authors of the eight papers say in relation to the experiences of children of LGBT parents.

Scottish Government Social Research