Tornello, S. L. (2021). Relationship functioning of sexual minority people of color. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.


Feinberg, M. E., Mogle, J., Lee, J., Tornello, S. L., Hostetler, M. L., Cilfelli, J., Hotez, E., & Bai, S. (2021). Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on parent, child, and family functioning. Family Process.


Puckett, J. A., Tornello, S. L., Mustanski, B., & Newcomb, M. E. (2021). Gender variations, generational effects, and mental health of transgender people in relation to timing and status of gender identity milestones. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. Advance online publication.

Tornello, S. L. (2020). Division of labor among transgender and gender non-binary parents: Association with individual, couple, and child behavioral outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.

Tornello, S. L. (2020). Mental health issues for sexual and gender minority couples and families. In E. Rothblum (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health. Oxford University Press. (pp. 357-368). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Goldberg, A., Tornello, S. L., Farr, R. H., Smith, J. Z., & Kahn, E. (2019). Barriers to adoption and foster care and openness to child characteristics among trans adults. Children and Youth Services Review, 109, 104699.

Tornello, S. L., & Mastick, J. L. (2019). Do actions speak louder than words?: Perceptions of women's and men's branched and coincident configurations of sexual identities and behaviors. Psychology & Sexuality, 11 (3), 180-197.

**Simon, K. A., Tornello, S. L., & Bos, H. M. W. (2019). Sexual minority women and parenthood: Perceptions of friendship among childfree and new parents. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 23 (4), 476-489.

Tornello, S. L., Riskind, R. G., & Babic, A. (2019). Transgender and gender non-binary parents’ pathways to parenthood. Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 6 (2), 232-241.

*Bodnar, K., & Tornello, S. L. (2019). Does sex education help everyone?: Sex education exposure and timing as predictors of sexual health among lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual young women. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 29, (1), 8-26.

LaDage, L. D., Tornello, S. L., Vallejera, J. M., *Baker, E. E., *Yan, Y., & *Chowdhury, A. (2018). Variation in behavioral engagement during an active learning activity leads to differential knowledge gains in college students. Advances in Physiology Education, 42, 99-103.

**Simon, K. S., Tornello, S. L., Farr, R. H., & Bos, H. M. W. (2018). Envisioning parenthood among bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5(2), 253–259.

Tornello, S. L. & Patterson, C. J. (2018). Adult children of gay fathers: Parental disclosure and parent-child relationship. Journal of Homosexuality, 65, 1152-1166.

Tornello, S. L., Ivanova, K., & Bos, H. M. W. (2017). Same-sex and mixed-sex couples in the Netherlands: Life satisfaction, relationship functioning, and conflict. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 1443-1464.

Riskind, R. G., & Tornello, S. L. (2017). Sexual orientation and future parenthood in a 2011- 2013 nationally representative United States sample. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 792-789. 

Tornello, S. L., & Bos, H. M. W (2017). Parenting intentions among transgender individuals. LGBT Health, 4, 115-120.

Tornello, S. L. (2016). Mixed orientation marriages. In Abbie Goldberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications. 

Tornello, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2016). Gay grandfathers: Intergenerational relationships and mental health. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 543-551. 

Farr, R. H., & Tornello, S. L. (2016). The transition to parenthood and early child development in families with same-sex parents. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 3, 17-22.

Tornello, S. L., Blanchfield, B. V., & Sumontha, J. (2016). LGBTQ romantic relationships. In Dana S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Johnson, S., O’Connor, E., & Tornello, S. L. (2016). Gay and lesbian parents and their children: Research relevant to custody cases. In Leslie Drozd and Michael Saini (Eds.), Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. 

Hu, Y. Q., Xu, Y., & Tornello, S. L. (2016). Stability of self-reported same-sex and both-sex attraction from adolescence to young adulthood. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 651- 659.

Tornello, S. L., Sonnenberg, B., & Patterson, C. J. (2015). Division of labor among gay fathers: Associations with parent, couple, and child adjustment. Journal of Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 365-375. 

Tornello, S. L., *Kruczkowski, S., & Patterson, C. J. (2015). Division of labor and relationship quality among male same-sex couples who became fathers via surrogacy. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 11, 375-394.

Patterson, C. J., Blanchfield, B., Tornello, S.L., & Riskind, R. (2015). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender relationships and families with children. Prepared for H. Makadon, J. Potter,K. Mayer, & H. Goldhammer (Ed.), The Fenway guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health (2nd ed.). American College of Physicians Press. 

Tornello, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2015). Age, life pathways, and experiences of gay father: Life course perspective. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 11, 35-56.

Riskind, R. G., Tornello, S. L., Younger, B. C., & Patterson, C. J. (2014). Sexual identity, partner sex, and sexual health among adolescent girls in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 1957-1963. 

Emery, R., & Tornello, S. L. (2014). Rejoinder to Millar and Kruk (2014): Who assumes the burden of proof when there is no neutral null hypothesis? Journal of Marriage and Family, 76, 237- 240.

Patterson, C.J., Riskind, R. G., & Tornello, S.L. (2014). Sexual orientation and parenting: A global perspective. In A. Abela & J. Walker (Eds.), Contemporary issues in family studies: Global perspectives on partnership, parenting, and support in a changing world (pp.189-202). New York: Wiley Blackwell.

Tornello, S. L., Riskind,R. G., & Patterson, C. J. (2014). Sexual orientation and sexual and reproductive health among girls and young women in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, 160-168.

Tornello, S. L., Emery, R., Rowen, J., Potter, D., Ocker, B., & Xu, Y. (2013). Overnight custody arrangements and attachment and adjustment of very young children. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 871-885.

Tornello, S. L., Johnson, S., & O'Connor, E. (2013). Relationship quality among lesbian mothers in planned families. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 9, 346-363.

Lick, D. J., Tornello, S. L., Riskind, R. G., Schmidt, K. M., & Patterson, C. J., (2012). Social climate for sexual minorities predicts well-being among heterosexual offspring of lesbian and gay parents. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 9, 99-112.

Tornello, S. L., & Patterson, C. J. (2012). Gay Fathers in mixed orientation relationships: The experiences of those who stay in their marriage and of those who leave. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 8, 85-98.

Tornello, S. L., Riskind, R., & Farr, R. H. (2011). Sexual minority parenting. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Psychology. doi: 10.1093/OBO/97780199828340-0028 

Tornello, S. L., Farr, R. H., & Patterson, C. J.(2011). Predictors of parenting stress among gay adoptive fathers in the United States. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 591- 600. 

Patterson, C. J.,& Tornello, S. L. (2011). Gay fathers’ pathways to parenthood: International perspectives. Zeitschrift fürFamilienforschung (Journal of Family Research), 7, 103 -116. 

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