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Optimum: two The Sunday Mail, 25 September 2016 Queensland, Australia by Jackie Sinnerton Lesbian couples make the best parents, with research showing their children have higher levels of health and wellbeing. Studies show a lack of gender stereotyping and equal sharing of traditional nurturing roles creates stronger family bonds and happiness. A snapshot of studies on same sex couples released ... Read More »

One Card, Robin and Jason: Hallmark #CareEnough

Ivy and her two dads, Robin and Jason, are featured in a new commercial by Hallmark. If you’d like to see more of this gorgeous family, you can find them on Instagram @daddy_robin Read More »

We Will

‘We Will’ follows the story of a lesbian couple in Australia; from their first date, their first awkward kiss, up until their wedding day. This short film is about the normality of same-sex relationships. Claire (Bianca Bradey) and Rachel (Madeleine Withington) are just like any other couple. The love that they share is the same as anyone else’s, and they ... Read More »

Research: same-sex couples could make biological babies in a few years

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An international team of scientists have shown that it is possible to create human sperm and eggs from stem cells derived from adult skin, regardless of the donor’s gender. This brings hope to same sex couples that they could one day have biological children together. Scientists from Cambridge University in England, with funding by the Wellcome Trust and Israel’s Weizmann ... Read More »

What does the scholarly research say about the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents?

Colombia Law School – What we know Colombia Law School manages a project that gathers peer-reviewed studies on the wellbeing of children with gay or lesbian parents. 77 studies dating to 1980 have been identified by project staff and experts at universities in the US and abroad. Of these studies, just four concluded that kids of same-sex parents face disadvantages, ... Read More »

Research: Promoting the Well-Being of Children Whose Parents Are Gay or Lesbian

Ellen C. Perrin, Benjamin S. Siegel, American Academy of Pediatrics – 2013 Abstract: Extensive data available from more than 30 years of research reveal that children raised by gay and lesbian parents have demonstrated resilience with regard to social, psychological, and sexual health despite economic and legal disparities and social stigma. Many studies have demonstrated that children’s well-being is affected much ... Read More »

Research: Same-sex parents invest more into their children

Research by Kate Prickett, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin http://childandfamilyblog.com/same-sex-couples-give-more-focused-time/ “Our findings support the argument that parental investment in children is at least as great – and possibly greater – in same-sex couples as for different-sex couples.” Female same-sex parents spend 40 percent more time engaged in child-focused activities than do different-sex ... Read More »

Research: National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study

“Since the 1980s, the US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) has been following and reporting on a cohort of planned lesbian families with children conceived through donor insemination. Initiated by Nanette Gartrell, MD, the NLLFS examines the social, psychological, and emotional development of the children as well as the dynamics of planned lesbian families. This is the longest-running and ... Read More »

Follow: Gay Dad Families

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Follow: Lesbian Families

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This is a selection of the many wonderful LGBTIQ families you can find with blogs or instagram accounts. More are being added regularly. Click on each image to go to their Instagram page. To have your page added, send a request via the submission page. Read More »