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Youth with gay and lesbian parents are making bolder steps to define their own identities

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Beth Foster (second from left) and Lesley Fellows (second from right )with their children Claire on the left and Caleb, prepare dinner at home in Montreal Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.

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The Graham-Radford family poses for a portrait outside their daughter's home in Burnaby, British Columbia, Thursday, September 29, 2011. From left to right Lindsey Graham, Jan Radford, Mikaela Graham-Radford, 21, Hunter Graham-Radford, 5, Heather Graham-Radford, 8, and their dog Katie.

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Roommates Danielle Sutherland, 26, and Sadie Epstein-Fine, 19, both grew up with same-sex parents. They are seen in their Toronto home on Sept. 28, 2011.

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Jacob Benson Kaufman, 26, who is the son of lesbian parents Miriam Kaufman and Roberta Benson, poses for a photo in Toronto.

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Alison Wearing, the daughter of homosexual parents, poses for a photograph at her Stratford, Ontario home Sept. 29, 2011. Studies are showing that children raised in such families are "better adjusted" than those from traditional families.

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