Tag Archives: family

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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In Defence of Civil Unions – A Rainbow Parent’s Perspective

This is Suzanne Michael’s speech at the Save Healthy Communities/Defend Civil Unions rally on May 30, 2012: Today I am here to speak about my experience with civil unions and as a representative of Rainbow Families Qld. I met shan at pride fair and we have been inseparable ever since. We celebrate our four year [...]

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Queensland rainbow family star on 7.30 Report

Tune in to ABC1 tonight at 7.30 to see the Michaels family with their newborn daughter. Suzanne and Shannon are great advocates for LGBTIQ parents in Queensland. If it’s available, we’ll post a link to the footage afterwards.  

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Penny Wong speaks eloquently about her family

  Australian Senator Penny Wong recently responded beautifully to a question relating to her family on ABC TVs Q&A Here is a link to the YouTube clip of this segment of Q&A (2:36s) And quotes from this segment of Q&A are in this Courier Mail article

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Art Competition for Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic violence does occur in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, and it’s great to see Healthy Communities and Brisbane Domestice Advisory Services have been working together to increase awareness about domestic violence within the LGBTI community in Brisbane. An art competition has been launched for artwork for the resources, with prizes for all submissions [...]

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I have two mums

One thing I’ve noticed since having children, is that I spend a lot more time in my day talking to strangers.  Before children,  I spent most of my time at work, home with partner, visiting family, or hanging out with friends. But now, I spend a lot more of time in public places: playgrounds, the [...]

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Rainbow mums

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We are a family of two mums, an energetic toddler, a dog and two cats. The experience of being a ‘rainbow family’ has been mostly very positive for us. In almost all respects we feel like we are no different to any other family. And we are treated this way by our family and friends. [...]

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Two Mums and a Dad

Two Mums and their children with their friend who is the chidlren's Dad

We met J working in the same job many moons ago. After about 6 years of friendship we asked him if he would be interested in helping us have a family. This question was met with a delighted and tearful yes. It wasn’t for a few more years when we tried to put those plans [...]

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