[GAY PARENTING]. BÖSCHE, Susanne (author). Andreas HANSEN (photographs by). Jenny lives with Eric and Martin. London; The Gay Men's Press. 1987.
Slim 4to. Original laminated card covers in acid yellow, blue, and green, illustrated after photographs in black and white; pp. ; with text in green and photographic illustrations to every page; a near fine copy with a little puckering to spine, internally fresh throughout; remarkably scarce.
First English edition, second impression, of a groundbreaking book, published four years after the first. This book was first published in Denmark in 1981. It is almost certainly the first children's book in the English language to take a homosexual parenting partnership as its theme. It was described as 'homosexual propaganda' by the UK tabloid press when controversy erupted surrounding its inclusion in a school library; something which was condemned by the then Education Secretary, Kenneth Baker. The debate which ensued culminated in the addition of infamous 'Section 28' to the Local Government Act of 1988.