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Western Australia’s “outdated” surrogacy and reproductive technology laws discriminate against gay couples and should be changed, a review of the legislation has recommended. In January last year, the state government announced an independent review of WA’s assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy legislation. The review’s report by Deakin University associate professor Sonia Allan was released last …

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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 …

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 …

Dustin Lance Black tom Daley Pregnancy

New dads Tom Daley and his husband Dustin Lance Black have shared the first photos of their newborn son. The couple revealed on Valentine’s Day earlier this year that they were expecting a child through a surrogate mother. The pair revealed the birth of their son, Robert Ray, in a notice printed in The Times …

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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If you’re a gay couple and have made the decision to start a family but aren’t sure where to begin, Brisbane fertility speciality Dr Andy Stamatiou has the answers. Dr Stamatiou, from LGBTIQ-friendly fertility practice Genesis Women’s Health, shares the important steps you require to start your family-building journey. There are three key elements you …

lesbian Mother's Day

“Happy Mother’s Day!” Around this time of year, the shops are brightened with pink cards, soaps, and boxes of chocolate. It’s the day set aside to acknowledge and celebrate the motherhood journey and the unique sacrifices that parents make in the pursuit of greater things—the wellbeing of their children. I have always wanted children. Like …

IFED

Sunshine Coast LGBTIQ families and their allies will come together to celebrate International Family Equality Day (IFED) this weekend. It will be the new group Rainbow Families Sunshine Coast’s first official meetup, at Pioneer Park in Landsborough, on Sunday May 6 from 10am to 12pm. The group will then holding a monthly social event on …

Tom Daley

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have hosted a baby shower as they prepare to become first-time dads. Tom and his husband Dustin are preparing to welcome their first child via surrogate and both posted photos of the bash to Instagram to share their excitement. The couple both wore sashes emblazoned with the words “Daddy …

“Won’t someone think of the children?” cried the far right during the recent plebiscite, where the nation was invited to vote on the validity of our families. One of the biggest cannons aimed against marriage equality was the idea that our relationships — and conception! — couldn’t be discussed with children. I can’t speak for …

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