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Dustin Lance Black tom Daley Pregnancy

Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has defended diverse families after a radio caller criticised him and husband Tom Daley for having a baby via surrogacy. Black appeared on BBC Radio to discuss surrogacy when a caller said he disagreed with “two blokes” having a child, Pink News reported. “The only thing I don’t agree with is, …

Lesbian Mums

The Northern Territory government has passed laws allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. The Adoption of Children Legislation Amendment (Equality) Bill 2017 passed on Tuesday with bipartisan support, making the NT the last Australian state or territory to allow same-sex couples to adopt. Previously, NT couples were required to be married for two years before …

New South Wales LGBTIQ community group Rainbow Families has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to develop new resources to support transgender and gender diverse parents. Co-chair Mat Howard said there were very few resources available to provide guidance to them, and that needed to change. “For families where one or more parents are …

Advocacy group Rainbow Families have called for LGBTIQ people and their families to have their say in a submission to the federal government’s religious freedom review. The review, headed by former Howard Government minister Philip Ruddock will examine “whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom” following the passage of same-sex marriage …

Australian drag queen Hannah Conda has joined with LGBTI group Rainbow Families to host “Drag Story Time,” a fun session allowing kids to celebrate diversity through storytelling and dressing up. The New South Wales-based group introduced the event to Australia last October, after local drag queens hosted similar events in New York City and several …

Western Australian same-sex couples could soon be able to have children using a surrogate after has announced the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology. WA Health Minister Roger Cook said the state’s laws were “out of step” with other Australian jurisdictions. “These laws are outdated in parts and are arguably not meeting …

Rainbow Families Photo

Rainbow families from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory will travel to Canberra next month to discuss marriage equality with MPs at Parliament House and to push for the government to abandon its proposed plebiscite on the issue. The Rainbow Families group is seeking a small number of families from across …

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