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Lesbian Mums same-sex parents sperm donor ivf clinic

Prospective same-sex parents will be able to explore options to start or expand their families at an information session to be held in Brisbane next month. The Making Rainbow Babies seminar, hosted by Rainbow Families Queensland, will provide local LGBTIQ people with information on their parenting options and allow them to hear about other parents’ …

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Australia’s High Court is set to rule on the case of a New South Wales man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple to conceive a child and is now fighting for legal parental recognition to stop the couple and the child moving overseas. The father, given the pseudonym Robert Masson by the court, had …

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From self-described “boy body” to All About That Bass and back again, RJ Miles recounts to QN Magazine her experience with body shaming. A person’s self-image is low-hanging fruit, ripe for plucking and an easy target for those who feed their own insecurity by putting down others. Most of my adult life I’ve had the …

MELT Festival Portrait Prize winners 2018

Submissions are open now for this year’s Portrait Prize at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual queer arts festival MELT. MELT is an annual extravaganza of queer arts and culture, showcasing local and international actors, cabaret and circus performers, dancers, photographers, artists, rock stars, and comedians. The festival’s annual Portrait Prize will return this year to celebrate …

Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald

North Queensland Liberal senator Ian Macdonald has suggested parents should have the right to prevent children from learning about rainbow families, during a Senate committee into a bill addressing discrimination in religious schools. Macdonald was chairing the committee, which is this week holding hearings around the country into a Labor bill to scrap legal exemptions …

gender stereotyping

When I was pregnant with my son, friends and acquaintances concluded we knew the sex of our baby. My Facebook posts of baby clothing I bought before the birth probably contributed to that. Pink cat socks? Must be a girl! A toddler soccer kit? You didn’t tell me you were having a boy? Actually, we …

Foster care agency Key Assets is looking for people who are interested in becoming foster carers as part of a new program, Pathways to Stability. The program will help children and young people in residential care or the youth justice system, transition into a family-based placement. The program will not only support transitioning from residential …

Margaret Court Casey Dellacqua

Australian tennis star Casey Dellacqua has stood up for her family and spoken out against tennis legend Margaret Court. Dellacqua has two young children with her partner, former touch football player Amanda Judd. She said she could no longer ignore Court’s views after her family was the subject of a letter to the editor written …

bride and prejudice gay couple grooms anti-gay mum queensland

The gay man whose Queensland parents rejected an invitation to his wedding on reality TV show “Bride and Prejudice” has revealed his anti-gay mum used to work in gay bars “back in the day”. Earlier this month, Chris’ parents rejected an invitation to his and fiance Grant’s wedding, in heartbreaking scenes that shocked Australia. Mum …

QLD Govt Same-Sex Couples Adoption

The Queensland Government says it will overturn laws banning same-sex couples from adopting children. Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman (pictured left, centre) said a review of the Adoption Act 2009 found “overwhelming support” to remove the discriminatory laws. “I am proud we are removing one of the last discriminatory barriers that prevents LGBTI Queenslanders from being …

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