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Growing Families conference in Sydney next month

Building your family – where do you start?

Sam Everingham talks with two parents Tim and JC who created their family through surrogacy. Each had experience with both local and international processes. They, along with six other gay dads will share much more of the ups and downs of the process at Growing Families Sydney Conference on June 22-23, 2024. JC and his …

Lost Boys and Fairies is coming to Australian streaming

Gay adoption drama series comes to Aussie streaming

A new gay “coming-of-middle-age” drama series from the BBC, Lost Boys and Fairies, is coming to Australian streaming next week. Gabriel is a singer and drag artist-extraordinaire at his local queer nightclub in Cardiff. He’s in a long-term relationship with his partner and “rock”, accountant Andy (both above). After eight years together, the gay couple …

Growing Families conference in Sydney next month

Growing Families step-by-step

Increasingly, gay singles and couples are thinking about raising families of their own beyond a pooch. Growing Families’ annual conference – this year in Sydney on 22-23 June – has become the go-to community hub for all those looking to build family – whether through donor eggs, surrogacy or foster care and adoption. Growing Families …

A lesbian couple with their child in a Rainbow Families stock photo

Starting a family? Join Rainbow Families at their annual seminar

Starting a family? Join Rainbow Families for an inspiring and informative seminar, Making Rainbow Families, designed specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. Taking place on May 25, 2024, this online and in-person event in Sydney offers valuable insights and support for individuals and couples considering parenthood. We’ll cover a range of topics including: Readiness for parenthood …

Queensland couple to share story at Growing Families conference

Coming too early: Qld dads’ unexpected surrogacy journey

With the annual Growing Families conference coming up in Brisbane on March 17, gay dad and conference organiser Sam Everingham looks at a few recent gay couples whose babies via surrogacy came too soon and the extraordinary surrogates who helped them. As I write this, TikTok legend Scotty O’Halloran (check out Luke & Sassy Scott) has just …

Parlympic champion Ellie Cole becomes a mum

Paralympic champ Ellie Cole and her partner become mums

Aussie Paralympic legend Ellie Cole and her partner Silvia have announced the birth of their first child this week. The swimmer and wheelchair basketballer is Australia’s most decorated female Paralympian. She retired in 2022. This week, Ellie announced on Instagram that newborn son Felix had unexpectedly arrived a few weeks early. “They say when your …

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Anglicare Sydney refuse same-sex carers in ‘alarming’ case

Equality Australia has slammed a “disgraceful” move by adoption provider Anglicare Sydney to refuse to consider placing an Aboriginal baby in the care of her maternal aunt because she’s in a same-sex relationship. The case, currently before the Children’s Court of New South Wales, came to light in a Guardian Australia report on Tuesday. Children’s …

Jewish sperm donor shocked after rejection by lesbian couple

A Jewish hairdresser from Perth was shocked after a lesbian couple rejected him as a sperm donor over the Israel-Gaza conflict. The gay man, Jay Lazarus (above right), said he always wanted to be a sperm donor. He connected with the couple from Queensland online in October 2022. After taking the “daunting” step, Jay then …

Billy Porter and Luke Evans in gay drama Our Son

Luke Evans and Billy Porter divorce in gay drama Our Son

Actors Luke Evans and Billy Porter play a pair of gay dads going through a divorce in new drama film Our Son. “Married for 13 years, aspiring artist Gabriel (Billy Porter) and his ambitious partner Nicky (Luke Evans) appear to have created the perfect life together,” the synopsis reads. “But Gabriel is struggling to find …

Couple Rhys and Helen joining Rainbow Families webinar

Rainbow families invited to free foster caring webinar

On Tuesday, November 28th, at 11:30 am (ADST), Barnardos is hosting a webinar, “My Big Rainbow Family,” shedding light on the diverse pathways available for LGBTQ+ people seeking to build or expand their families through fostering. The session will feature insights from family support workers at Barnardos, an organisation dedicated to supporting and empowering foster …

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