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Meet South Korea’s first lesbian couple to have a child

Kim Kyu Jin has become the first openly gay woman in South Korea to give birth. She and her wife, Kim Sae Yeon, are now the first lesbian couple in the country to step into parenthood with the birth of their daughter Rani.  The couple first made headlines in 2019 when they married in New …

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Pete and Chasten Buttigieg show off their two babies

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and husband Chasten today announced the birth of two children. A photo posted to Twitter showed Pete and Chasten Buttigieg each holding a child. Pete Buttigieg also announced the names of the two children in his tweet. “Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first …

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Ad supporting Putin turns out a great big homophobic fail

An ad in support of constitutional amendments that will enable Vladimir Putin to remain Russian president until 2036 proved a great big homophobic fail this week. The ad, paid for by allies of the Russian despot, portrays a supposed consequence of not supporting the amendments. In a scene meant to strike terror into the hearts …

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Brisbane mum RJ Miles on marriage, parenthood and defying the doubters

One of the great delights of editing an LGBTIQ magazine is exposure to many of the wonderful and varied voices that comprise our communities. Regular QN Magazine contributor RJ Miles (pictured) — lesbian, wife, mother, author and educator — is one of those voices. What drove your passion for teaching? In 2009, I was 19 …

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‘Fostering has strengthened our relationship’: Proud dads Chris and Sophiaan

Eighteen months ago, QNews Magazine featured Chris Pye and Sophiaan Subhan who had then spent almost a year as foster parents. QN Magazine recently caught up with this amazing couple and discovered they found the experience so rewarding, they’re now proud foster dads to two children, the original child and his biological brother. Fostering is …

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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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Ian Thorpe And Boyfriend Ryan Channing Open Up About Surrogacy Plans

Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has revealed he and boyfriend Ryan Channing’s plans to become dads. Thorpe started dating Channing three years ago and have spoken previously about their plans for fatherhood. Now the couple have revealed they’re in the early stages of planning a pregnancy via a surrogate mum in the US, after Channing was …

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Push To Toughen Singapore’s Adoption Laws After Gay Man Adopts Son

The Singaporean government is toughening up its adoption laws, after a landmark high court ruling granted a gay man to adopt his son who was conceived through surrogacy. Lawmakers in the conservative city state have said that they will review changes to the legislation to better reflects the country’s public policy. “The welfare of the …

Same-Sex Couple Make Medical History By Both Carrying The Same Baby

A same-sex couple in the US have made medical history by both carrying the same baby with the help of a breakthrough method of IVF. Five months ago, Texas couple Ashleigh Coulter gave birth to healthy baby Stetson, that both she and her wife Bliss Coulter carried. The couple always hoped for children, and Bliss …

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Brisbane Fertility Doctor Helping Same-Sex Couples Become Parents

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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