Dr. Kevin Alderson, an assistant professor of counselling psychology (Division of Applied Psychology, Faculty of Education) at the University of Calgary, says surveys suggest that about 20 percent of lesbian women and 10 percent of gay men are biological parents, while the 2000 U.S. Census revealed that 34 percent of cohabiting female couples and 22 percent of male cohabiting couples had children under age 18 living with them (although, Alderson cannot conclude that all of these women and men are "lesbians" or "gay.").
From the U.S. Census, this compares to 46 percent of heterosexual married couples who are raising children.Alderson's areas of research interest include all aspects of human sexuality, gender studies and gay identity.Alderson
can also talk about whether or not there are differences between the emotional adjustment and sexual orientation of children raised by homosexual and heterosexual parents.Throughout his
career as a psychologist, Dr. Alderson
has counselled hundreds of gay men and lesbian women and he
currently maintains a part-time private practice.Kevin AldersonPhone: 220-6758Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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...Gay Pride events, especially in Calgary create a biased view of what the gay and lesbian community looks like, according to Kevin Alderson, assistant psychology professor at the University of Calgary.
Although there are benefits to holding gay pride events most gays and lesbians in Calgary lead closeted lives to a greater or lesser extent.Consequently, they will not participate in most of the activities for fear of being "outed."Alderson
can speak more about what the benefits and drawbacks to celebrating gay pride are as well as any other aspect of gay and lesbian life.
Study skills expert Dr. Kevin Alderson
can provide tips on getting mentally prepared for the new school year.Alderson
is available today and after Aug. 22 at Phone: 220-6758.