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Choosing Children

Choosing Children

An emotionally powerful documentary that challenges society's definitions of family by exploring the ways lesbians are becoming parents and how they are raising their children.

“Choosing Children” showcases pioneering lesbian families
by Dana Rudolph
August 30, 2010

With Eric Stonestreet winning an Emmy on Sunday for his portrayal of a gay dad in ABC’s “Modern Family,” and the summer movie about two lesbian moms, The Kids Are All Right, garnering early Oscar buzz, it is easy to forget what things were like just 25 years ago. Then, people both inside and outside the LGBT community assumed that “you gave up the ability to have children” if you came out, said Academy Award-winning filmmaker Debra Chasnoff. In her 1985 documentary,Choosing Children, however, she profiled six pioneering lesbian families who were defying this assumption.

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