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Join Rainbow Families to celebrate Family Pride in Sydney

Rainbow Families and Strong Safe Fabulous are thrilled to be part of the global celebration of International Family Equality Day. The day is to honour all LGBTQ+ parents and rainbow families across the world. Join us in Sydney on Sunday, April 28th, from 11 am at Petersham Town Hall for Family Pride. The event is …

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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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Do you dream of starting your own family? Join us this Sunday for our ‘Making Rainbow Families’ seminar

LGBTQ+ charity Rainbow Families is on a mission to celebrate, empower and advocate for rainbow families at every stage of their life, and that includes the journey to intended parenthood many will embark on this year. In support, the charity will host their annual, ‘Making Rainbow Families Seminar’ on Sunday, June 25, 2023, to assist those in the …

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Happy Birthday Penny Sharpe, politician and advocate 🌈🎉

Many happy returns to Penny Sharpe, MLC, born October 22, 1970. The Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Legislative Council became the first open lesbian in the NSW Parliament in 2005. In her inaugural speech to the MLC, Penny Sharpe spoke of the importance of family. “I said earlier that I grew up in …

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Finland’s rainbow child PM in trouble for dancing

Scandal has erupted over a video of Finland’s rainbow child PM Sanna Marin dancing at a private party. The leaked video shows the 36-year-old dancing and partying with various Finnish celebrities. Far-right and anti-government social media accounts also claim someone on the video shouts ‘the flour gang’, a local reference to drugs. However, no one …

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Ask the Expert: Family Law with Denise Maxwell Solicitors

We asked Tamara Hensen from Denise Maxwell Solicitors about family law and parenting. What makes a parent and what proof does the law require? Family Law and Parenting In the excitement of welcoming a new child into the world, it’s easy to forget about the legal aspects of becoming a parent. Before taking this step, …

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GiveOUT Day: Australian groups join national LGBTIQ fundraiser

Australians are being urged make a donation to support a local LGBTIQ group as part of GiveOUT Day today. GiveOUT Day, started last year, is a national coordinated day of fundraising for LGBTIQ+ projects, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations nationwide. Despite as many as a tenth of Australians identifying as queer, LGBTIQ-specific projects get only …

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Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime this Saturday at 1 PM

Join us this Saturday for Diamond’s Drag Queen Storytime at the QNews Facebook page. In these challenging times, Diamond decided to take Drag Queen Storytime online. Diamond wanted to give kids the opportunity to enjoy a party experience even in this era of social distancing. “Social distancing needn’t mean complete isolation. We have the internet. …

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Finland’s new PM Sanna Marin has two mums

Finland will this week swear in Sanna Marin as Prime Minister. She told local paper  Helsingin Sanomat that coming from a rainbow family matters to her. At 34, Sanna Marin also becomes the world’s youngest Prime Minister. The PM elect said she came from a poor family. She attributed her ability to get ahead in …

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OPINION: How To Answer When Donor-Conceived Children Ask ‘Where Did I Come From?’

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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