Same-sex Barbie family created to boost support for marriage equality
A doll artist in Australia has created a same-sex Barbie family in hopes to boost support for marriage equality in the country.
Betty Strachan-Otter creates and sells realistic Barbie dolls.
The artist, who sells her dolls as part of her business All The Little Dolls, has created iconic Barbies pushing for a more realistic portrayal.
Some of her past creations including a pregnant and a breastfeeding Barbie.
Talking to Daily Mail, Strachan-Otter explained that she has now created the lesbian mothers and their three children to help normalise the portrayal of same-sex couples and families.
She said: “I like to use my dolls to depict scenes containing positive affirmations to those who can relate to them.”
The Brisbane artist added that she was disappointed that same-sex marriage came down to a debate.
“Personally, I’m saddened that there even needs to be a debate on same-sex marriage.
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“Nobody worries about who you love when you’re in a committed straight relationship so why should same-sex couples need to be treated any differently?”
The “precious gay babies” received a positive response from her followers.
“I love this,” one person wrote.
Another said: “This makes me so happy!”
A third added: “Lez-be-honest….this is so great!”