UK LGBT community urged to think about becoming parents
The number of same-sex couples and individuals having children is on the increase, according to the organisers of this year’s Alternative Parenting Show.
Square Peg Media, the company running this month’s event say the increasingly visibility of LGBT parents in society, is encouraging more and more same-sex couples to think about having children.
Managing Director Sarah Garrett said: “This is our third year offering advice and information to LGBTs, and in such little time it’s amazing how many people who never imagined they would be able to have kids have made that step.
Ms Smith added: “The visibility of more LGBT parents has helped others believe it is possible. We are really proud when people who came to our first show told us about their success stories.”
With over 50 exhibitors, including the London Women’s Clinic, legal team Dawson Cornwell, and the British Surrogacy Centre, Ms Smith says there is more expert advice at this year’s show than ever before.
Attendees can learn how to navigate through the nature of alternative parenting, including advice on surrogacy, fertility, co-parenting, adoption and legal information.
Gay Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou will be sharing his co-parenting experiences in a seminar hosted by the UK’s largest gay rights charity, Stonewall.
All proceeds from tickets and seminars will go direct to the charity’s campaign to help eradicate bullying for the children of same-sex parents.
The Alternative Parenting Show takes place on Saturday 15 September at Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden in London.
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