PFLAG started with families. For more than 40 years, we have been providing peer-to-peer support, publications, toolkits, and other resources to make sure that the family members of people who are LGBTQ get the support they need in the way that best serves their needs. This allows families to then further support, affirm, and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ loved ones.
The Rainbow Families Council is offering two information sessions for prospective gay and lesbian parents this summer. The first session, on Monday, January 31, will focus on gay men who want to become dads. It will offer an overview of the laws both in Victoria and nationally that impact on same-sex families. Linda Goldsmith from TressCox Lawyers will offer gay dads advice about the law and there will be information about social and support groups. The kit — funded by the Victorian Department of Justice — provides comprehensive information about how families are created, as well as information for prospective and existing GLBT parents, co-parents and donors about the medical, legal and social implications of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act