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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]