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Finding resources that offer valuable advice and community for same-sex parents and LGBTQ+ individuals looking to start or grow their families can be challenging. Whether you're in need of advice on how to raise children with a same-sex parent, gain visibility into LGBTQ+ parenting culture, learn about the struggles LGBTQ+ parents and individuals face, and more, these 7 best LGBTQ+ parenting podcasts can help.
Daddy Square is a biweekly podcast for gay men who are or want to become parents. Coming to you from West Hollywood, Yan and Alex, a married couple with 6-year-old twins talk about parenting, relationships, self-growth, and gay stuff. In each episode, they bring a guest and tackle an issue that arises in parenting in general and in gay parenting in particular.
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The Proud Parent Club is an inclusive podcast and community for LGBTQ+ parents and future LGBT parents. Sanjay Sood-Smith (he/him) is joined by different guests each week to discuss all aspects of family building and LGBT parenting for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer people. Sanjay and his husband Doug became parents through surrogacy and before starting their journey spent a lot of time researching the different ways that LGBTQ+ people become parents. These topics will be explored by talking to experts and people from across the LGBTQ+ community who have taken different routes to becoming parents including adoption, surrogacy in different countries, co-parenting, IUI, IVF, reciprocal IVF, solo-parenting, and having children before coming out.
The Queer Families Podcast is about making babies and non-traditional families. Queer parents Jaimie Kelton and E Bradshaw humorously go in-depth with weekly guests about their hopes, fears, and setbacks. The mission is to normalize, elevate and celebrate, while confirming that we're just like other parents, trying not to yell at our kids when they still haven't put their shoes on and we're 25 minutes late for school. The end result is a compelling podcast that amusingly explores the age-old question: what's it like to live as an LGBTQ family in a world built for the straights?
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Join comedy duo and married couple Rose and Rosie on their craziest adventure yet: starting a family. Hold their hands - as they hold baby Ziggy’s - and find out what family looks like for the LGBTQ+ community.
2 Birds & A Baby is a weekly audio diary of Emma Goswell and her partners' personal adventures as LGBT parents. This podcast follows their journey of what it’s like to raise their IVF baby born with down’s syndrome and a heart condition. Expect laughter, tears, and lots and lots of references to dirty nappies!
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Some Families is a podcast dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ families. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley share funny, emotional, and true stories from a diverse range of families with the series exploring all routes to queer parenthood including adoption, IUI and IVF donor insemination, surrogacy, and co-parenting. The series also explores many different topics such as transitioning gender as a parent, growing up with LGBTQ+ parents, fostering, raising disabled children, and general day-to-day parenting highs and lows – all through a queer parenting lens.
Pride in Birth brings together for the first time academic and medical research about LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of conception, pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. In each episode, Mari will talk to a different researcher, finding out what questions about LGBTQ+ pregnancy they were asking, how they went about finding answers, and what they discovered. Guests include professors, obstetricians, midwives, psychiatrists, and academic researchers. The podcast will explain some of the issues LGBTQ+ people face when they start a family, helping to reduce isolation amongst LGBT+ new and expectant parents, and aiming to help those caring for them to improve the services they provide.
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