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Abigail Garner

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Occupation  author, advocate
Education  Wellesley College
Role  Author
Name  Abigail Garner
Subject  LGBT parenting

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Books  Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
Nominations  Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies

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Abigail Garner (born 1975 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American author and advocate for children with LGBT parents.


Gamer is the author of Families Like Mine, a complication of interviews from more than 50 children of GLBT parents, and discusses a breadth of issues including AIDS, divorce and homophobia. She is the creator of a companion website to the book,, a resource for LGBT families. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications including a commentary in Newsweek.

Garner served on the board of the Minnesota/St. Paul chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays). In addition, for six years she was on the board for the Twin Cities chapter of COLAGE.

Garner popularized the term "Queerspawn", a term children with gay parents call themselves, coined by Stefan Lynch, first director of COLAGE. She is a graduate of Wellesley College. Garner identifies as heterosexual, her father came out as gay when she was five years old.

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