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rainbow families


donor conception same-sex parents

I wrote a children’s book about donor conception in lesbian families. It was well-received other than a single persistent comment. “This is too much information for children.” Making the decision to conceive a child using a donor is significant. Some people choose known donors who have a role in their child’s life. Other people, including …

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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 …

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Midsumma Pride March 2018 Thorne Harbour Health Photo

A number of LGBTIQ community groups have withdrawn from Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March this weekend, citing health concerns over the expected maximum temperature of 39 degrees on Sunday. The march will be held in St Kilda on Sunday as part of Victoria’s Midsumma festival. Organisers this year moved the march’s start time to 11am rather …

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rainbow families

Nearly two thirds of gay dads report face social stigma from relatives, neighbors, service staff and other LGBTIQ people, according to new research. The survey of 732 gay dads in 47 US states was conducted by researchers at the American Academy of Pediatrics and found 63.5 percent of respondents reported experiencing stigma because of being …

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Brisbane author and mum rj miles

The first time I told an acquaintance, “My wife and I are expecting our first baby in December,” their response was, “How?” Luckily, I love talking about how babies are made, especially ours. The path we walked (due to my endometriosis) was initiated by in-vitro fertilisation – or IVF. Although many people think of this …

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Transgender and gender diverse children and their parents are among a group of advocates who have travelled to Canberra to call on politicians to deliver amendments to anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTIQ students from discrimination at school. Following the leaking of parts of the Ruddock religious freedom review, it emerged a little-known legal exemption put in …

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transgender

A coalition of Australian LGBTIQ groups have urged the federal government to ensure transgender and gender diverse students aren’t left out of law reform protecting lesbian, gay and bisexual students from discrimination at religious schools. Following the leaking of parts of the religious freedom review, it emerged a little-known exemption permits religious schools to discriminate …

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Dr Andy Stamatiou Brisbane Fertility

Dr Andy Stamatiou Well-known Brisbane fertility specialist, working primarily in IVF and fertility care, gynaecology and obstetrics. He has over 20 years experience as a doctor, and is proud to have helped a number of local same-sex couples become parents. What are some of the factors that make him a good doctor, especially in the …

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Rainbow Families NSW has announced their first weekend camp for primary school-aged children and their same-sex parents in the state. The group’s Resilience Camp will be a weekend away at Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre in New South Wales from Friday August 17 to Sunday August 19. The children’s weekend will be packed with …

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IFED

LGBTIQ families from all over Queensland will meet next month for the relaunch of Rainbow Families Queensland after a two-year hiatus. The organisation will hold social events, an annual camping trip, and fertility information sessions for the community, as well as coordinate monthly get-togethers in both Brisbane and across regional Queensland. And Rainbow Families Queensland …

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