On measures of general health and family cohesion, in the face of discrimination, children with lgbt parents showed a significantly better score when compared to Australian children from all backgrounds and family contexts. For all other health measures there were no statistically significant differences.
There are differences between children raised by a parent who had a same-sex relationship and children raised in an intact, biological, married family when it comes to social, emotional and relational outcomes. The young-adult children of lesbian mothers exhibited the least favorable outcomes in a wider array of categories when compared to the children of intact, biological families and fared worse in more categories than the children of gay fathers.
Through digital methods, the research was aimed to have an idea on the kind of actors who took place on the online debate about lgbt parenting, their interests, priorities and behaviors.