studies show that sexual idtintey confusion is common among children raised by gay parents and that children of lesbians are less likely to fit traditional gender roles. The AAP denies the idtintey confusion charge but acknowledges that men and women who had lesbian mothers were slightly more likely to consider the possibility of having a same-sex partner, and more of them had been involved in at least a brief relationship with someone of the same sex, though this didnt change the proportion who considered themselves gay as adults. In fact, says the AAP, growing up with parents who are lesbian or gay may confer some advantages to children. They have been described as more tolerant of diversity, for example. In one study, the AAP notes, parents and teachers described kids of lesbians as more affectionate, responsive, and protective and less bossy, negative, and domineering than kids of straight parents.