You'll find plenty to be proud about
in our latest issue

Issue 9 - Autumn 2015 - out now
with indepth articles, guides and stories from real LGBT families:

• super-pop singer-song-writer Mika: coming out, being himself & his new album
• fertility focus • roundabout journeys to parenthood • US surrogacy: how much?
• Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome • the importance of donor screening
• gender neutral parenting • rainbow products • support for families & friends
• news, events, reviews and more!

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Would you love to have a family
but don't know where to start?

We can help support & guide you on your journey to parenthood.
Issue by issue we're creating an amazing back catalogue
of articles, guides & personal stories.

Visit our library for tons to read on
planning, parenting & family.

We've got a lot to
say for ourselves!

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Want to find out about forthcoming LGBT & family events?
Or keep informed about campaign news?

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For LGBT families, families-to-be
& families with
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Thank you to all our supporters,
and friends

Thanks also to our advertisers - your support enables us to publish
the magazine. Special mention this issue to

Routes to Parenthood,
Oregon Reproductive Medicine & Creative Family Connections.

Please visit our Partners page to support our supporters. Thanks.

Show and tell with
We Are Family magazine

We have an exciting few months of events coming up.
If you are from the LGBT community and looking for advice or support
on how to start your family, come and see us in London, Coventry and Falkirk.

We’re attending the Routes to Parenthood shows in Scotland and
the West Midlands (where our editor will tell her story), and The Alternative Parenting Show in London. We'd love to meet you - if you attend
any of these shows do come and say hello!

For more details see our events calendar or issue 8 of We Are Family magazine.

Welcome to We Are Family magazine

The magazine for LGBT families, families-to-be & families with lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans members


• celebrating alternative & inclusive families
• offering advice, signposting, guidance & support to LGBT families
• inspiring young people & families through positive representation & role models

Upcoming Events

  1. Tuesday 1 December
  2. Derby information meetings for prospective adopters

    Tuesday 1 December, 6:30 pm til 8:30 pm
  3. Brent Fostering & Adoption Information Evening

    Thursday 3 December, 6:00 pm til 9:00 pm
  4. TACT Adoption Information Day

    Saturday 5 December, 10:00 am til 12:00 pm
  5. PACT Reading Adoption & Dual Approval talk

    Monday 7 December, 6:30 pm til 8:00 pm

Video of the month

Have a look at this social experiment by Spain's State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals to encourage people to report homophobic, biphobic and transphobic threats, insults or attacks, where a gay American couple ask Spanish locals to translate a homophobic letter. Find the full video here

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