Family News

Homophobia Destroys Families and Hurts People

Homophobia destroys families, but there is a way back for reconciliation and love. That was the message from the television series “Long Lost Relative” last week – the programme is enjoying a rerun on digital channel Quest Red on Friday evenings. A charming and often emotional programme, the show features Davina Mccall and Nicky Campbell as they meet people trying to trace long lost relatives, using the resources of a television station to make connections where regular ground work has failed.

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Love Triumphing Can be A Revolutionary Tale

Amrou al-Kadhi writes in the Guardian about queer loving triumphing over all the odds put against it by bigotry and religious extremism.  He argues that whilst LGBTQIA radicalism and its critique of marriage as a heteronormative construct has its place, there is also something genuinely marvellou

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Hetero Supremacists Will Overpopulate Planet

Population Matters, a campaigning group which advocates for voluntary control of the sheer number of humans on the planet, has started a regular blog to monitor the antics of pro-natalists, whom they define as right wingers, who use a “toxic mix of nationalism, economic anxiety, sexism, racism an

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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

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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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30
Jan

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

18
Aug

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

14
Jun

Metro Newspaper says that Ricky Martin has told journalists that families headed by two dads should not be stigmatised.

26
May

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

29
Apr

We have arrived at MayDay also known as Beltane.

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