The Queer Parent
Everything You Need to Know From Gay to Ze
This informative, funny, and empowering book from the hosts of the award-winning podcast "Some Families" is the must-have parenting toolkit for the LGTBQ+ community, their friends, family and allies.
LGBTQ+ people have more options than ever before when it comes to starting a family, but a lack of both focused information and mainstream representation can leave parents, prospective parents, friends, and relatives in the dark. Authors Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley spoke to dozens of experts and queer families, and this hugely-needed book is the product of those conversations and their own experiences becoming parents through intrauterine insemination (IUI) and adoption, respectively.
Ninety percent of queer parenting is just parenting, but being LGBTQ+ when you're a parent does bring with it a host of conundrums that mainstream guides - which tend to assume heterosexuality - do not address. From adoption, surrogacy, fertility treatment, and other routes to parenthood, to donors, trans parenting, how to deal with family-focused homophobia, coming out at the school gates and much more, The Queer Parent is a groundbreaking toolkit for LGBTQ+ parents, parents-to-be, and anyone looking to support their journey. It is a book that redefines the family for the modern age.
About this Author
Lotte Jeffs is an award-winning magazine writer, editor, author and podcaster. They are a contributing editor for Grazia and have hosted the award-winning podcast "Some Families" and "Grazia Life Advice." Lotte was previously Deputy Editor of ELLE, and currently writes for international magazines and UK newspaper supplements, including The Guardian Weekend, Sunday Times STYLE, and The Saturday Times Magazine. Lotte lives in London, England, with her wife, daughter and two kittens.
Stu Oakley is a film publicist and award-winning podcaster. Stu has written a number of opinion pieces for The Guardian, Grazia, ELLE, and Attitude. In his day job as a film publicist, Stu has worked on some of the biggest film franchises of all time including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Frozen, and Jurassic World. He thought he was well-versed in dealing with divas, until he had toddlers! Stu lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his husband and their three children.
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