Mother of trans child speaks out on sickening hate crime: “I could have lost my child”

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“As a mother of a transgender teenager, this is your worst fear” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ORIEL FRANKIE ASHCROFT VIA PEXELS When a parent’s child comes out as transgender, it’s hard to ignore fears for their safety when navigating our rampantly transphobic world. For Great Harwood mum, Rowan Taylor, these anxieties sadly became a [….]

Author Marlo Mack and Mermaid’s Darren Mew on allyship, trans visibility and normalising transness

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“I’m immensely grateful to all transgender people who have stepped into the public eye as advocates and role models” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY WILL AUSTIN Near the beginning of this month, I read Marlo Mack’s memoir How To Be A Girl, where she documents her journey as a single mother raising her young transgender [….]

Stonewall launches online tool to highlight areas with costly healthcare for same-sex couples accessing IVF

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The news follows as Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans took legal action against NHS Frimley in 2021, citing unjust costs facing same-sex couples BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY ZACHARY DRUCKER/THE GENDER SPECTRUM COLLECTION Today, LGBTQI charity Stonewall launches its online tool to highlight areas with either costly or patchy healthcare for same-sex couples accessing IVF. The [….]

Sex Education opened up dialogues at home: Here’s why that’s a good thing

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How the show sparks up conversations on everything from consent to gender identity BY ELLA DEVEREUX, IMAGE BY DAVE BENETT WIREIMAGE “What is a strap on? Can we actually use the word Queer now? What does pansexual mean?” Nobody likes talking about sex with their parents. Sex has historically been seen as private, something spoken [….]

Thinking of starting a family or expanding the one you already have?

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Step one: attend The Modern Family Show 2021 BY MICHAEL JOHNSON-ELLIS The Modern Family Show 2021 is the only LGBTQI family building show of its kind in Europe. Taking residency at 8 Northumberland, just off London’s Trafalgar Square on 18 September, it’s designed to help provide our community with the confidence to achieve parenthood, no [….]

The campaign calling for an end to fertility inequality for LGBTQI couples

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Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans started the movement after facing discrimination when trying for a baby BY HARRIET ARGENT YouTube power couple Whitney and Megan Bacon-Evans started a campaign in November last year to fight for fertility equality for LGBTQI families in the UK. The campaign, which now has over 5,500 signatures, is urging the government [….]

The Adoption ABCs: Preparing to open up your heart and home

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“It helps to be open and honest because this will all be taken into consideration when we are being matched with a child” BY JEN CAMPION, IMAGE VIA FREEPIK Once we pass Stage One, we enter Stage Two. Sometimes called the home study, this is when we get into the nitty gritty self-analysis. We each [….]