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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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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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By Dr Andy Stamatiou Most women plan to have a child at some stage in their lives. For lesbian women, this is no different. Thankfully, science, through intrauterine insemination (artificial insemination), has allowed the process to be more accessible and safe. Donor sperm may be sourced from a known donor or an anonymous donor. This …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Queensland government has extended the deadline for LGBTI Queenslanders to have their say in a review to improve legal recognition of their identities and their families. The state government announced the review last month looking into how the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act can be improved. As part of the review, …

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“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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Advocacy group Rainbow Families has released a survey calling for LGBTIQ parents and carers to have their say on discrimination they may have faced when accessing federal government services. “We have seen some really important reforms for LGBTIQ people, but our children and families are still experiencing discrimination at alarming rates,” the group’s co-chair Vanessa …

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