Family News

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. Kate and Gemma Fox have recently had their first child, but reported that they felt doubly exhausted having to bring to the attention of various health authorities the problems in old documentation that had not been updated to reflect modern society.

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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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It's a Must on the Kid's Summer Booklists!

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 the kid's market, inspired by a man's experience as an adoptive parent.

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LGBTQ Pagans Send Beltane Wishes

We have arrived at MayDay also known as Beltane. This ancient pagan festival is marked as International Workers Day in many counties, taking up a tradition of carnival and subversion, when the rigid social order of agraian societies could be upset.

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More Beds Needed in 2021 for DV Refuges

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 come forward after shock figures revealed that a quarter of the region’s domestic abuse cases involved

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23
Nov

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.

03
Jul

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.

10
Mar

Do you think you have what it takes to be a foster carer to a child in need? Well, Bristol is among the many urban areas where carers are required.

25
Feb

On Tuesday 26th February, Channel Four Television in the UK will broadcast a special documentary filmed over the course of a year at a Women's Refuge Shelter.  With many heterosexual relationships

25
Dec

The local community newspaper for East Bristol, The Week In, reports that South Gloucestershire Council has become the first local authority in the West Country to be accredited b

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