Esther Rothblum is a professor of women’s studies at SDSU and LGBT studies advisor. She is editor of the Journal of Lesbian Studies and her research and writing have focused on LGBT relationships and mental health. She has compared LGB and heterosexual siblings, as well as transgender and cisgender siblings. Since 2001, Esther has compared same-sex couples in legal relationships with their heterosexual married siblings. Esther has edited 27 books, including Lesbian Friendships, Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia, Boston Marriages: Romantic But Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians, Lesbians in Academia, and Loving Boldly: Issues Facing Lesbians.