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When Homosexuality Hits Home...

Contact: Adam Cothes, 360-802-9758, adam@winepressgroup.com


MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- On the heals of California's history changing votes on SB 777 and AB 394 children face an increasingly forward education on homosexuality and alternative lifestyles. What affect will this have on their development, self esteem, and life choices? Is there evidence that introduction to alternative lifestyles will produce lasting emotional consequences?


Dawn Stefanowicz grew up the child of an overtly homosexual father and now communicates to society her experience of personal trauma and her message that children are affected by the sexual example of their parents. This provocative speaker and new author has broadcasted her passionate saga to audiences and lawmakers in the U.S., Canada, and beyond.


"My father's sexual behaviors and choices went awry under the guise of sexual freedom, placing me in situations which would be troubling to many children," Dawn writes in her new book "Out from Under, The Impact of Homosexual Parenting" [Winepress Publishers, 2007].


"While prayerfully reminiscing about the family I grew up in and realizing how important it is to be thankful for my parents, and for life itself, I feel this side of the "sexual revolution"-- its unspoken, negative effects on the children of gay parents--must be heard. The compelling first-person account of her childhood in cosmopolitan Toronto is an eye-opening, fast-paced narrative which leaves the strong impression that alternative households may not be as rosy as they can seem. Over two decades of direct exposure to these stressful experiences in her home and the subcultures, Dawn reports, caused her insecurity, depression, suicidal thoughts, dread, anxiousness, low self-esteem, sleeplessness, nightmares, and sexual confusion.


"Beginning in the 1960s… I witnessed the rapidly expanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual subcultures of my cosmopolitan city. In the span of forty years, there were a number of surprising twists in cultural and legal developments. Voices demanding rights for sexual minorities were highly vocal. Other cities and countries watched Canada and followed suit. As the global debate continues, I hope my voice can be useful in addressing current questions faced internationally on same-sex unions, gay parenting, sexuality, and education."


Since the death of her father from AIDS in 1991 Dawn has become a sought after media spokesperson on current affairs and legislation that affects the safety and emotional health of children.


For a review copy or to schedule an interview please contact Adam Cothes. Further information is available at: www.dawnstefanowicz.com.