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Questions, questions and easy answers

My heart was happy yesterday due to an experience that showed how easily children ‘get’ same sex relationships and families with 2 mums or 2 dads.  A beautiful young girl, the child of a friend drew us a lovely picture of Monique and I.  She beautifully hid near her mother trying secretly to ask her…Continue Reading

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I’ll be home for Christmas

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So how many LGBTI people couldn’t go ‘home’ for Christmas?  40% of homeless youths report as LGBTI, suicide rates are higher in the LGBTI community and 54% face rejection from their family.

Home means something different for everyone but my question is how many could not spend…Continue Reading

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5 Ways to introduce the idea of LGBTI people to your kids

Have you had a question from your children about people who are gay?  How have you answered it?  Have your children met kids with same-sex parents, asked you about the term lesbian/gay or asked why someone in their family doesn’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend?  Have these questions left you looking for what and how…Continue Reading

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10 things you might want to ask same-sex parents.

Do you have a list of questions?  If you felt no shame, embarrassment or hesitation in asking questions of same-sex parents what would they be?  Add them to the comment section.  Don’t be shy.As a same-sex parent here are the questions that I think people may like to ask; well to be…Continue Reading
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To tell or not to tell?

So here we are on April 1.  I’ve managed so far to not be April Fooled but then I’ve barely left the house.  I hope you are all just as lucky or have had a good laugh.

Where has the time gone since my last post?  Family life hey?

More food for thought for my book.  Our…Continue Reading

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Back to school

So now it’s time to head back to school for the new school year. One in grade 3 and one in grade 5. The school knows us well by now and generally speaking there haven’t been any issues. Both kids have faced the firm retort from a school peer saying there…Continue Reading
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