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September 2016

Alternative Family Week

13/09/2016 til 19/09/2016

Raising awareness about same-sex families and giving advice to LGBT wannabe parents Figures realised by the ONS show that in 2014 families come in all different shapes and sizes and that is certainly going to continue as single men and women as well as same-sex couple are exploring ways in which to start a family. Ten years ago the idea that a gay person could start a family was an unrealistic objective for many. I'm pleased that is changing. Alternative…

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Alternative Family Week

13/09/2016 til 19/09/2016

Alternative Family Week gives advice to would-be mums and dads, and will help raise awareness of different families through a series of events run by fertility experts and parenting networks. Learn more about the legal aspects of having a family, meet experts in adoption, go on a trip to the Zoo and more. For day-by-day events, visit www.alternativeparenting.co.uk/events.html or phone 020 7258 1777

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Bivisibility Day


Bi Visibility Day, also known as International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, has been marked each year since 1999 to highlight biphobia and to help people find the bisexual community.

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October 2016

Ally Week

01/10/2016 til 07/10/2016

Ally Week is a student-organized action, powered by Gay-Straight Alliances and supported by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. Ally Week is an opportunity for students to engage in a national conversation about the meaning of allyship. Ally Week is for everyone: straight and cisgender allies to LGBT youth are encouraged to learn about what actions they can take to support their LGBT peers, while LGBT youth can learn about how to support one another's overlapping, intersecting identities.…

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National Coming Out Day


"National Coming Out Day is observed annually to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community and civil rights movement. The holiday is observed in a wide variety of ways: from rallies and parades to information tables in public spaces. Participants often wear pride symbols such as pink triangles and rainbow flags. National Coming Out Day is observed in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In…

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March 2017

Adoption & fostering open day Hertfordshire


Come along and talk to us during National LGBT Adoption and Fostering week. You are invited to the adoption and fostering open day in support of this year’s LGBT Week (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) 6-12 March 2017. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Bourne Leisure, HP2 AYL, from 10.30am – 1.30pm. LGBT adoption & fostering Week is organised by New Family Social, a charity that supports LGBT adopters and foster carers across the UK. Richard Roberts,…

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Families Through Surrogacy Conference


Families Through Surrogacy is a consumer-based non-profit organisation focused on bringing together surrogates, intended parents and families through surrogacy to network, share their stories and stay informed about best practice in surrogacy arrangements. It supports intended parents who are planning on, or who are already parents via surrogacy arrangements. FTS is hosting its 4th European Consumer Conference on surrogacy options, providing unbiased advice and insight from parents and professionals. The conference will be held at Etc. Venues 155 Bishopgate, Liverpool St,…

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May 2017

Northwood College: Early Years and Junior School open morning

02/05/2017, 9:30 am til 11:00 am

What makes a Northwood College girl different? To develop intellectual character, independent learning, thinking and attitudinal skills, we focus on dispositions to provide the themes for our thinking skills lessons, workshops, training, activity days, events and projects. We have 16 individual dispositions that we band in to six groups. Through our unique programme we teach our girls to understand how they learn best and how to develop and practise good thinking habits, such as, risk-taking, perseverance and resilience. Over the…

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March 2018

Surrogacy Conference for Intended Parent

Saturday 10 March

Families Through Surrogacy host their annual UK conference for intended parents in London aimed at gay couples, single gay men as well as heterosexual couples looking to access surrogacy. This one-day event focuses on parent and surrogate feedback, sessions from experts looking at the medical, legal and physical logistics as well as the psychological considerations of surrogacy in the UK and the USA. Sessions also provide insights and discussion of emerging surrogacy destinations including Ukraine, Canada and Kenya. Whether you're…

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Surrogacy Conference Dublin

Sunday 11 March

This one day event run by Families Through Surrogacy is aimed at intended parts - gay, straight, couples and those who are single. The Dublin conference focuses on parent and surrogate feedback, as well as expert sessions on the medical, legal, logistics and psychological considerations of surrogacy in the UK and the USA. Sessions also provide insights and discussion of emerging surrogacy destinations including Ukraine, Canada and Kenya. Whether you're interested in surrogacy because you want to start your family…

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