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Stonewall Riots Anniversary

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. They are widely considered to constitute the single…
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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & biphobia

A global celebration of sexual and gender diversities An annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, opinion leaders and local authorities to the alarming situation faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms. May 17…
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Worldwide surrogacy: an update

Sam Everingham runs Families Through Surrogacy, a not for profit organisation providing advice and support on international surrogacy. Building up to their EU conference in London on 5th March and Dublin on 6th March he gives us a round up of notable changes in worldwide surrogacy. Sam lives is Australia with his partner and twin…
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International surrogacy story

An epic Greek tragedy with a happy ending Georgios* and his partner Alexander* live in London with their two-and-a-half year old twins. Georgios shared the story of their incredible international surrogacy journey with We Are Family magazine. Truly international, Georgios was born in Greece, studied for an MBA in Spain, got a job in Russia,…
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Georgios & Alex’s Surrogacy Story: expert response CFC

Surrogacy Attorney Diane Hinson of Creative Family Connections Diane Hinson; Founder, Owner and Senior Partner of Creative Family Connections, a specialist legal firm providing support for anyone going through surrogacy, comments on our lead surrogacy story, and considers the legal complications. Potential for complications The recurring theme in Georgios and Alexander’s story through gestational surrogacy…
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Georgios & Alex’s Surrogacy Story: expert response ORM

Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM) Dr Brandon J. Bankowski, MD MPH FACOG, at world-renowned US fertility clinic ORM, gives his response to Georgios and Alexander’s surrogacy experience, and addresses the medical and duty of care issues raised. “Georgios and Alexander’s story is a tragic, but avoidable one. Despite heroic efforts, against insurmountable odds, Georgios and Alexander’s…
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Looking back at the Families Through Surrogacy conference

A definitive success! I always give myself a month or so to reflect on and to judge the success of any event that I help to organise. Some will judge by the number of attendees, others will judge by cash flow; I don't, I judge the success of my events by whether or not they…
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Crossing borders as a gay family

In his first guest blog for us, James of 4 Relative Strangers, blogs about his family holidays "Deciding where to take your family for their holidays is always challenging. And when you are a same sex adoptive family; and by that I mean we are all the same sex, two dads and two sons; there…
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Surrogacy Supplement story: legal issues addressed

International surrogacy: an expert responds Our Surrogacy Supplement (published March 2015) featured an indepth story of international surrogacy, fraught with legal difficulties. We released highlights of the story on our website, you can find them here: installment 1 installment 2 installment 3 installment 4 installment 5 Specialist solicitor and leading expert on UK fertility law,…
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Surrogacy Special story, instalment 2

A Difficult Choice: Reducing Embryos, plus Getting a Passport Georgios* is Greek and lives in London with his Ukrainian partner Alexander* and their two-year-old twins who were born in the Ukraine. In our Surrogacy Supplement Georgios shares their incredible international surrogacy journey: multiple pregnancies in two surrogates; crossing borders with the babies & a friend…
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