Interim Report on Australian Study of Same Sex Families available

An interim report from the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families (ACHESS) has recently been released.  ACHESS is being run by Dr Simon Crouch, a public health registrar and PhD student. This project forms part of his PhD and is supported by the expert supervision of Professor Elizabeth Waters at the Jack Brockhoff Child Health and [...]

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Leading charity announces lesbian mums as ambassadors for mother of the year

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM and wife Jackie Stricker-Phelps have been chosen by Barnados Australia as 2013 Mother of the Year Ambassadors. Kerryn and Jackie have been strong campaigners for the rights and well being of LGBTIQ Australians. Rainbow Families Queensland is very excited to see a leading charity nominate a lesbian couple as their ambassadors [...]

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Queensland families in the media

We’ve spotted some great stories in the media lately… Firstly, dads Jared and Michael and their twin babies, as well as their surrogate Rachel, were featured in a wonderful spread in the Australian Women’s Weekly: http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/news/inthemag/8552727/meet-the-motherless-generation And then we saw mums Leigh-Anne and Susan and their daughter in the Gladstone Observer with a very awesome [...]

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News- Parental leave for families with 2 dads

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Rainbow Families Queensland are pleased to hear the Australian Government extending paid parental leave to families with two fathers. If eligible, the primary carer (male or female) receives 18 weeks leave at the minimum wage and the other partner (male or female) 2 weeks paid leave. For families with two fathers, the baby they care [...]

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Surrogacy Story on ABC radio

Click here to view the ABC Radio’s PM program”Concerns grow over changes to Qld Surrogacy Laws.” http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3556759.htm. Or listen to the podcast here: Surrogacy Podcast  

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PFLAG Letter to Premier Campbell Newman

PFLAG have written an open letter to Campbell Newman. Please go to the link to read this thought provoking and very honest letter. Lets hope Mr Newman and his government read this. PFLAGletterJuly2012  

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Have 10 minutes spare? Get Involved!

We know Queenslanders care about a fair and progressive State. However, our new Government has started changing laws that are taking us backwards and hurting people. For more information see our campaign page We don’t have much time to change the hearts and minds of the our Government so that they don’t bring legislation to [...]

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How will you explain to my daughter…?

Please read this beautiful letter from a rainbow family to their local member   Dear Minister Nicholls I am writing as a member of your electorate, to ask you to please not increase the level of discrimination against my family, particularly my 6yr old daughter. My partner and I have been together for more than [...]

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Urgent Action – Get involved

The new Queensland  Government is proposing changes to the law that will affect Queensland families. Families, friends, allies WE NEED YOUR HELP! LGBTIQ people from Queensland and beyond please GET INVOLVED. Decisions are being made by the LNP behind closed doors, and without consulting with our community. Legislation could be introduced to parliament with little [...]

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Help Stop LNP Changes to Queensland Surrogacy Legislation

After an inspiring and empowering evening on Wednesday night, we have come up with a list of things you can do right now to help stop the changes to Queensland Surrogacy Legislation. We have also put lots of useful information to help you understand what’s happening on our page on  ‘The Law’ and we will [...]

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