SSSP 2019 Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, August 10

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Session 087: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Gender, Sexuality, and Families
Room: Plaza Suite

Sponsor: Family

Organizer &

Presider: Jasmine L. Suryawan, University of Colorado Boulder

Description:  Gender and sexuality are important social concepts and axes of identity that help shape family dynamics and individual familial roles. The papers in this session explore the intersections of gender, sexuality, and families through the navigation of interpersonal relationships and interactions with social institutions.


“‘Thing’s Will Be Better in the Future!’: Managing Strained Parent-LGB Child Relationships with Remedial Emotion Work,” Tyler R. Flockhart, North Carolina State University

“After Coming Out: Parental Acceptance of Gay and Lesbian Youth,” Apoorva Ghosh, University of California, Irvine

“Racialized Mothering and School Choice: Middle-class Black and White Mothers’ Reproductive Labor in Schooling Their Children,” Mahala Dyer Stewart, Hamilton College

“Us for Us: Black Women’s Narratives of Resilience as Family Members of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Humans,” Teah M. Hairston, University of Missouri

“Constructing Parallel Transitions: Narratives from a Support Group for Family Members of Transgender Individuals,” Jasmine L. Suryawan, University of Colorado Boulder