lambda nordica is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal of LGBTQ studies. The oldest of its kind in the Nordic region, the journal is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in lesbian/gay/bi/trans* and queer studies.
In the 2000s, we have witnessed both a queer baby boom and a virtual explosion of research on LGBTQ families, reproduction, and kinship both in and beyond the Nordic region. This special issue revisits the question of queer kinship and offers original research articles and essays on how family and kinship is understood and practiced in Sweden, Poland, Denmark, the U.K., and Israel. Topics discussed range from futurity and community to food and love, gay fatherhood to polyamorous parenthood, donor kinship to transgender conception and revolution; addressing both the pains and pleasures of queering kinship. While the question of what is queer about queer kinship remains, with “Queer Kinship Revisited,” lambda nordica once again offers queer additions to critical kinship studies in a complex world.