This classic text, originally published in 1991 and now revised and updated to include a new preface, draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology.
Graceful. . . . Valuable for the ways it demonstrates that, like race, gender and sexual identity, the meaning of kinship is culturally relativeand susceptible to change.