LGBTQ Family & Parenting News Roundup June 2018

LGBTQ Family & Parenting News Roundup June 2018

At Love Comes First we keep up on the latest in LGBTQ family and parenting news, and share relevant stories with our followers via our Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr channels. Here are the biggest stories from June. If you know anyone who might be interested please share!

LGBTQ Parents and Parenting

Pink News:  These amazing gay fostering dads represent everything Father’s Day is about

“Damian Sayer didn’t even know it was possible for gay people to foster children. Now the 48-year-old has two foster kids with his partner of 19 years, Rob Cornwell – and he couldn’t be happier.”

Standard.co.uk: We can’t even say we’re the only gay mums-to-be in the village

“Maybe I’ve been so busy celebrating my difference that I haven’t stopped to consider that in London, at least, being same-sex parents isn’t that different at all.”

“For all youths, but especially for LGBTQ youths, refusing to allow LGBTQ parents to serve as foster and adoptive parents sends the wrong message and denies much-needed familial resources.”

Oxford Mail:  Same-sex couple share their IVF journey from heartache to joy

“With the number of UK same-sex couples undergoing fertility treatment on the rise, one set of new Oxfordshire parents have shared their journey from despair to joy following the birth of their first son.”

 

In the News

Premier.org.uk: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Blasts Anti-LGBT Adoption Laws

“Proud father Karamo Brown and Extraordinary Families CEO Sarah Boone call out states that have made it harder for LGBT people to become parents.”

Premier.org.uk: Church of Scotland moves step closer to conducting same-sex marriages

“The Church of Scotland has moved a step closer to allowing ministers to perform same-sex weddings “if they wish.”

Pink News: Gay family recognised by state in Ecuador in historic decision

Congratulations to the Ecuadorian LGBT community! “A seven-year-old girl will be registered with both surnames of her two mothers in Ecuador, in a move hailed by campaigners as step forward for the recognition of LGBT families in the country.”

PBS.org: Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids

“Connecticut’s child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state’s LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions.”

Romper.com:  These Facts About Moms’ Equal Pay Day Prove The ‘Motherhood Penalty’ Is Real

“A survey published late last year found that lesbian women and gay men are paid less than their straight counterparts, respectively, according to Forbes – a pay gap more pronounced when accounting for race and gender identity.”

NewNowNext: Lesbian Wedding Happens in Vegas in Heartwarming New Tourism Ad

“Two beautiful women get engaged in a touching new commercial for Visit Las Vegas’ Only Vegas Moments campaign, which includes four digital short films and broadcast spots airing on major national channels.”

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