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2010-09-17: NELFA CONFERENCE ON LGBT FAMILIES 2010

NELFA, first Journées européennes des familles homoparentales (JEFH) 2010 (Première European homoparental families convention (JEFH) 2010) Paris, 17th and 18th September 2010, Espace Reuilly, Paris 12. The European Conference on LGBT families is organised by the Network of European LGBT … Continue reading

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Understanding Hague… a story of Doors and Windows

You have heard that everything will change with Ireland finally ratifying the Hague Agreement. How so? Based on the idea that intercountry adoption can be achieved in two ways: through the Door or through the Window, let’s try to explain … Continue reading

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2010-08-22: Campaigners in Dublin ‘march for marriage’

The LGBT campaign group ‘Noise’ organised a march to promote civil marriage for LGBT people. The Civil Partnership Bill, while allowing a gay couple to pay taxes as a couple, does not provide legal protections for LGBT parents and their children. Continue reading

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March for Marriage 22/08/2010@2pm (City Hall, Dublin) – last push!

Like before, our most active members will be marching with the crowds for marriage this year. Sadly some of us just feel too pressured to do so. For the rest, we will have white knots’ ribbon and safety pins at … Continue reading

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FAQ – How can adoption professionals help LGBT applicants?

Exploring fundamental contents

Emergence, development and current status of sexual orientation
Current experience of homosexuality and homophobia
Sources of support
Thoughts on gay adoption
Attitudes homoparental adoption by the boy or girl
Homophobia expressed reactions to the child or the child
Gender identity adoptees Continue reading

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Gay Dads: a celebration of fatherhood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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2010-07-19: Civil Partnership Bill signed into law

The Civil Partnership Bill etc., provides legal recognition for same-sex couples in Ireland for the first time.
It extends marriage-like benefits to gay and lesbian couples in the areas of property, social welfare, succession, maintenance, pensions and tax. It also impacts cohabitating couples in general. Continue reading

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Argentina may be first in South-America to allow same-gender marriage

Since the 28th December 2009, 7 same-gender couples have gotten married in Argentina, and it started a legal battle between the religious groups who claim the Law does not allow it, and the rest of society who is more or … Continue reading

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What is family? Online TV AnLár.ie asked us

Online TV AnLár asked us to answer 5 questions, to illustrate the theme of this year’s Pride: “We are family too.” So we had a go at it. [spoilergroup][spoiler intro=”What does it take to be ‘family’?”] Friends are people you … Continue reading

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Labour Party and the Equality Authority want to recognise same-gender parents

The Labour Party http://www.labour.ie and the Equality Authority http://www.equality.ie have both suggested that anyone who has acted as a parent to a kid should be allowed to apply for legal guardianship of the child they are parenting. That would of … Continue reading

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The Different Dragon

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We are family too: why not make a film of it?

Dublin Pride Film Shorts Competition. The competition, now in its second year, is back with a bang with the winners being announced at a glitzy awards ceremony held in Dublin City Centre. The winning short will also be screened at … Continue reading

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The Sissy Duckling

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My New Family – A First Look at Adoption

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It’s OK to be Different

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King and King and Family

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The Family Book

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Gay men choosing parenthood

Based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980’s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union. (Foster care, adoption, kinship) Continue reading

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And Tango makes Three

Roy and Silo, two New York Central Park Zoo male Chinstrap Penguins, became internationally known when they became a couple and later were given an egg that needed hatching and care, which they successfully did. Continue reading

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