Family News

LGBTQIA Family Podcast Seeks Guests

New Family Social, which support LGBT headed adoptive and fostering households, are asking for people willing to share their stories of LGBT+ families.  The aim is to record people’s stories for the New Family Social podcast, which is called Adoption, Fostering and Tea, and is available to listen to on major platforms including Apple and Podbean.  The network says:  “Over the last 10 years, there’s been a dramatic increase in LGBT+ adopters and foster carers. In 2020, one in six adoptions in England were to same-sex couples.

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Bristol Academic on Silencing of LGBT Parents

Bristol based academic Doctor Finn MacKay writes in the Guardian on the prejudiced attitudes of straight society which tries to marginalise LGBTQIA parents through control of language.  There is no attempt to rewrite standard narratives on parenting, says Doctor MacKay, contrary to what the right

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Unlikely Gay Hero Rabbit Passes On

Marlon Bundo, the family pet rabbit of right wing conservative opponent of LGBTQIA civil rights, Mike Pence, has passed on to bunny heaven, according to the Guardian newspaper.  But as the Guardian pointed out, Bundo levaes behind an interesting legacy of LGBTQIA activism.  The Pence family publi

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Old Fashioned Forms Cause Misery

An Exeter couple have spoken to the BBC News Channel about their experiences of having a baby as samesex parents, and the fact that many forms still being used by health providers are obsolete, and heteronormative, in that they make no provision for recording two mothers or two fathers.

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Pop Hero Ricky Martin On Two Dad Families

Metro Newspaper says that Ricky Martin has told journalists that families headed by two dads should not be stigmatised. Chatting with lesbian television presenter Ellen De Generes, Mr Martin remarked that “I just want to normalise families like mine”.

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Garry Parsons, an acclaimed book illustrator and gay man, whose work includes children's classics such as The Dinosaur Who Pooped, has illustrated a new charming title for


We have arrived at MayDay also known as Beltane.


The West Midlands based community radio station Gorgeous FM reports this week that domestic abuse charities in the region are encouraging more male victims of female violence to co


Pink News and our friends at Trans Radio UK report that transgender father Freddy McConnell has had his appeal to the UK highest court rejected.


Users of controversial web portal “Mumsnet” have been cited in some of the most verbally violent anti-gay and anti-equalities campaigning in the UK in recent years.

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