For further information contact Stonewall's Information Service. Invalid email address. Kobak Clinical experience would suggest that motherlessness, while not studied as extensively as fatherlessness, causes even greater damage to a child, because the role of the mother is so crucial in establishing a child's ability to trust and to feel safe in relationships. This "movement" demands more from gay men than simply playing straight. An error has occurred.
A study Sirota of 68 women with gay or bisexual fathers and 68 women with heterosexual fathers found a statistically significant difference between the two groups.
A very brief summary of findings on the mothers' unique and crucial role in childhood development would include these points:. Support Center Support Center. Support if your child comes out as bi At Stonewall, we use 'bi' to mean anyone who is attracted to more than one gender.
They are also better than fathers at detecting their children's emotions by looking at their faces, postures, and gestures.