Category Archives: Family & Community

Welcome to the We Are Family magazine library, Family & Community section.

Family is not just about parenting and babies – it’s about being part of the LGBT community, it’s about who you decide is your family, or it’s about having a child or a parent, a brother, sister or other family member who is LGBT even if you aren’t – this section’s all about helping you understand better, offer support, feel informed, know the history, be proud!

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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

Video chat and hypochondriacs Well we’ve survived week one of lockdown without killing each other. I only know it has been a week because my wife was in the house all of yesterday and the day before and she wasn’t working. Yep – I’ve lost all sense of time already, but my wife would be…
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A lesbian mum stumbling through Covid 19

The world has stopped. As coronavirus sweeps across the planet and rips through the UK, I am at home with our two boys aged 9 and 6. We Are Family magazine editor Hannah Latham writes to stay sane through these strange times. Strip tease and silver linings It’s 5.45pm on a Tuesday and I’ve just…
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Bump Rollerdisco summer popup for the whole family

Looking for something fun to do with your kids this summer? Get your skates on and head down to Bristol's iconic Millenium Square for a family session at the Bump Rollerdisco popup. Two weeks into the summer holiday we needed something energetic to occupy our boys: Noah, 9, and Eli, a very large 6 year…
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Proud 2 Be

Mat and Jon Price, 30, are identical twins and both gay. Their childhood in a rural village near Birmingham was not filled with positive messages about homosexuality. This experience led them to set up the Proud 2 Be project in 2011, an online campaign supporting LGBT people to be proud of who they are. A…
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From profoundly deaf to normal hearing at the age of 1

Bobby was born profoundly deaf, but with cochlear implants he can now hear fully. We hear his story plus more information about the implants that can help young children with their speech and learning development. It was World Hearing Day on 3rd March 2016. This is an annual awareness-raising event organised by the World Health…
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My faith and being gay

What’s it like to be a young gay man and a man of faith? Rhodri Roberts, 22, talks about his identity as a politically outspoken, proud gay man, and a Quaker. Rhodri lives in London and works for the students union at a London University. His mother is a Quaker and brought her three children…
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Exploring Quakerism

We continue our exploration of Quakerism for the LGBT community with some interesting facts, links and explanations… To read a personal experience of faith and being a young gay man read our interview with Rhodri here Interesting facts [caption id="attachment_4940" align="alignright" width="179"] © Mike Pinches 2012[/caption] Quakerism started as a radical Christian movement in England…
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Up close and personal with Sue Sanders, founder of LGBT History Month

Sue Sanders, 68, is Professor at Emeritus Harvey Milk Institute and is Chair of Schools OUT UK, an organisation for educators that helps them include LGBT people in the classroom. As a vocal out lesbian Sue is one the pioneers at the forefront of the LGBT and diversity awareness movements, and has spent the last…
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From Beyond the Couch

Ruth Yudkin is a UKCP-registered psychotherapist, with many years’ experience of therapy with individuals, couples and families. She has worked at several independent agencies, and now has a thriving private practice. She has a special interest in the needs of LGBT clients and the particular issues that arise for LGBT families. Ruth is also an…
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Interview with Susan Golombok

Susan Golombok is director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. Her fascinating book, published in March this year, brings together over thirty years of research into new family forms – forms which include lesbian and gay-parented families, single mothers by choice, and families created through assisted reproduction techniques (ART). The…
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