My motherhood journey: round two IUI

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“I needed to talk to her, for her to be rational and give me an almighty cuddle” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE With each new cycle we have always been pretty good at being positive and looking forward to what could happen, rather than dwelling on the times it doesn’t work. Lynz is definitely way better at [….]

We asked sperm donors the questions you’ve always wanted to…

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What if, one day, there’s a knock at the door and there’s a donor child waiting to meet you?  BY CRYOS INTERNATIONAL Why become a sperm donor in the first place? How much money do you get? What if there’s a knock at your door in 18 years and you find a donor child behind [….]

My motherhood journey: round one

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“I felt massively deflated. Gutted even” BY KATY ROBSON-MALONE So the journey began. We had set ourselves on IUI, with it being the least intrusive compared to IVF, and we were hopeful for good results. With our biggest tiny human it took three goes and with the mid-kid it was only one. The cycle started [….]

Join the tribe: The LGBT Mummies

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“We set up The LGBT Mummies Tribe to educate, share and celebrate women and their families” BY THE LGBT MUMMIES TRIBE, ILLUSTRATION BY SKETCHMYTRIBE I’m Laura-Rose, a 33-year-old, married lesbian mother of two. My wife and I have been together for 12 years, married for eight.  We had IUI treatment through the The Centre For Reproductive [….]

TRAVEL: Welcome to Galena

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DIVA meets badass businesswomen Carolyn Linton-Canfield to find out what “Gaylena”, Illinois, has to offer lez/bi visitors Carolyn and Angela Linton-Canfield have been a couple for 22 years and, along with their (now 25-year-old) twins, lived in Chicago, Illinois and Oakland, California before settling in Illinois’ Midwest in 2008.  Soon after the move, the pair [….]

LGBTQI domestic abuse – a different closet

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Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate, it happens in our community too  BY BIRMINGHAM LGBT With media campaigns and awareness about domestic abuse usually focused on women being oppressed by men, it’s easy to forget that domestic abuse is experienced within LGBTQI relationships just as often.  Domestic abuse does not discriminate based on gender, it can happen [….]