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Hogben, Susan and Justine Coupland. 2000. Egg seeks sperm. End of story ... ? Articulating gay parenting in small ads for reproductive partners. Discourse & Society 11 (4) : 459–485.
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SAGE Publications


It is shown how gay and lesbian mating ads exploit features of the job ad and the dating ad in the construction of reproductive identities and parenting roles. Moreover, statements relating to parental degree of involvement and terms of lexical categorization are crucial discursive aspects of gay parenting. Typological and topological models of meaning-making personalize potential gay parents. The notion of 'co-parent' is described.