Tag Archives: children

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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Same family, different schools

James Williams is a gay dad of two sibling boys aged 10 and 9. He is a writer, actor and director. He writes about his life with his partner as a gay family formed through adoption. Read his blog at 4relativestrangers which is soon to be a book. He was awarded the title of National…
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Sperm donors: anonymous or not?

This year it is ten years since the laws changed around sperm and egg donor anonymity. Where all sperm and egg donors had been anonymous, they are no longer. Donor-conceived children now have the right to trace their biological donor once they turn 18. So if our sons, who are 5 and 2, had been…
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Committing to the politics of awareness

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, and a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Here Anna explores the role she has in society that only became apparent through having a gay son and a grandson exploring female gender identity. Anna’s blog: www.anna-courageousliving.com/writing-from-life…
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A tribute to looked after children for their resilience

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, as well as a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Anna's last post exploring supporting her grandson's gender identity expression through courageous parenting created quite a bit of debate. Here, in her second blog post, Anna…
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Kids Of Gay Parents Speak Out

A short film from Team Angelica & Stonewall, 2013

Clear, honest, cute kids talk about their lives and their families. We love this - it's a simple message: Parents are Parents. Family is Family. Love is Love.

Video of the Month: July 2015

Supporting my grandson as he explores his identity

Guest blogger Anna Bianchi is a creative activist, writer, workshop teacher and change guide, and a grandmother with a 4-year-old grandson who is exploring female gender identity. Here Anna reflects on her own conditioning and honouring Reuben's* journey. Anna’s blog: www.anna-courageousliving.com/writing-from-life Reuben’s powder blue princess dress is bunched up over his thighs as he sits…
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Our four year old wonders about families

Hannah considers her son's understanding of family One Saturday afternoon I was queuing for lunch at a family restaurant. Noah, our four-year-old, was hanging off my arm in a constantly moving knot: doing that wriggling-jiggling routine familiar to parents of under-fives, as if he has a snake under his skin. Noah looked behind us and…
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