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The Queer Parent

Everything You Need to Know From Gay to Ze

January 9, 2024 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781035001828
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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.

ISBN: 9781035001828
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: 2024-01-09


"Clever, moving and hilarious in parts too - this is a brilliant read for all parents." Lena de Casparis, Associate Editor, ELLE "A fresh take on parenting from two funny and empathetic modern writers. Straight people should read this book! I learned so much." Lorraine Candy, journalist and editor "Not only does this book need to exist but queer parents like Lotte and Stu needed to step up and write it themselves. I for one am ecstatic that they did." Freddy McConnell, journalist and filmmaker "Eye-opening and a vital read for understanding how LGBTQ+ parents are redefining family structures." Anna Whitehouse aka Mother Pukka "An indispensable and urgently necessary guide to parenthood in all its forms." Elizabeth Day "Answers every question you could have about LGBTQ+ families. A must read." Will Young "I wish this book had been available when my kids were young. It would have made me feel less alone." Mary Portas "A fantastic read. Full of knowledge, empathy, laughs and above all hope. A vital read for our community and allies." Suzi Ruffell

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