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A British lesbian couple have become the first in their country to deliver a baby that was incubated in both of their wombs. The “shared motherhood” procedure involves Donna and Jasmine Francis-Smith (pictured) both carrying the fertilised egg during the course of their IVF pregnancy. Donna’s egg was retrieved, fertilised and placed back into her …

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A substitute teacher in the US was fired after allegedly telling a student, excited about being adopted by his gay dads, that his parents were “nothing to be thankful for” because homosexuality is “sinful”. The unidentified teacher was working at Deerfield Elementary School in Utah late last month. She asked the primary school class what …

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A 22-year-old Toowoomba woman has narrowly avoided jail after she took a baseball bat to a car when she found out her ex-girlfriend was in a sexual relationship with her mother. Last week, the Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard the woman, who can’t be named, went to her estranged partner’s home with a baseball bat on …

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PFLAG+ Brisbane held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday and elected a new president. Former President Pasi Linnosto resigned due to work commitments interstate. PFLAG+ spokesperson Shelley Argent expressed the organisation’s gratitude to Pasi for his two year commitment to leading PFLAG+ in Brisbane. On Saturday, a relatively new mum to the group nominated for …

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Australian author Jac Tomlins has launched a new children’s novel that she believes is one of the very first to feature a rainbow family. The author and mum of three launched the book, The Curse of Grandma Maple, this week for kids in the upper primary age range. “[The novel] is not a story about …

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A British gay couple who named themselves their country’s “first gay dads” have split and one has fallen in love with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 50, has ended his 32-year relationship with husband Tony and has fallen for Scott Hutchison, who is 25 years old. Barrie and Tony made world headlines as “Britain’s first …

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AFLW star Moana Hope is taking a year off from footy and has shared she and wife Isabella are trying for a baby. The trailblazing player won’t feature in the 2020 AFLW season after she withdrew her nomination for the league’s national draft late last month. Hope told the Herald Sun she’s focusing on her …

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A gay penguin couple at a Netherlands zoo have stolen an egg from another family and are trying to hatch it. The pair are two gay male African Penguins at the DierenPark Zoo in the city of Amersfoort. Zookeepers suddenly discovered them nesting an egg alongside heterosexual couples. “The gay couple are looking after the …

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Melbourne freelance photographer Mia Mala McDonald is seeking rainbow families from around the country who want to share their stories in a new photobook. Mia said the book, titled Once In A Lullaby, will feature around 40 intimate portraits and interviews with LGBTIQ couples with children nationwide. “This is a photographic project recording and celebrating …

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Ricky Martin and his husband Jwan Yosef have welcomed their fourth child to their growing family. Exactly a month ago, Ricky announced the couple were expecting another child. The couple took to Instagram to announce their newborn son Renn’s birth in Spanish. “Confirmed: our son Renn Martin-Yosef was born,” Ricky wrote on Instagram. Accepting the …

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