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Some Families, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ parenting podcast series, aims to support families and answer questions for those curious about queer parenthood. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley share funny, emotional and true stories from their own experiences as a lesbian mum and gay dad and chat to a plethora of guests from the LGBTQ+ community to discuss the ups and downs of parenting through an LGBTQ+ lens.

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Some Families, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ parenting podcast series, aims to support families and answer questions for those curious about queer parenthood. Hosts Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley share funny, emotional and true stories from their own experiences as a lesbian mum and gay dad and chat to a plethora of guests from the LGBTQ+ community to discuss the ups and downs of parenting through an LGBTQ+ lens.

    “We Just Want Her To Be Happy” - Jake and Hannah Graf and 8 Week Old Millie

    “We Just Want Her To Be Happy” - Jake and Hannah Graf and 8 Week Old Millie

    In the final episode of Season 1 of Some Families, Lotte and Stu chat to Jake and Hannah Graf, with their 8 week old daughter Millie. Jake and Hannah are a transgender couple from the UK. They talk to the hosts about how they met, their journey to surrogacy, the pregnancy and the birth, being new parents during lock down and what parenting roles mean to them. Lotte and Stu discuss what they have learnt from this Season of Some Families.


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    • 44 min
    "You Me And A Lot Of Love" - Being A Single Gay Adoptive Dad

    "You Me And A Lot Of Love" - Being A Single Gay Adoptive Dad

    In the penultimate episode in the series, Lotte and Stu are joined by Leon, a single adoptive Dad to a 5 year old. Leon adopted his son a year ago. They discuss Leon’s adoption journey, therapeutic parenting vs.Leon’s traditional Jamaican parenting values and how important his support network is. Lotte and Stu catch up about their plans for a Sylvanian family exchange programme for same sex families.


    LINKS:
    https://themodernfamilyshow.co.uk/
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    • 39 min
    "They Have Taught Me Kindness" - Linda Riley On Teenagers, Parenting and Pride

    "They Have Taught Me Kindness" - Linda Riley On Teenagers, Parenting and Pride

    Lotte and Stu are joined by Linda Riley, the publisher of DIVA magazine, and Sophia, one of Linda’s teenage twins. Sophia talks about growing up having two mums, how it is at school and what advice she would have for LGBTQ+ families with younger children. Linda discusses what she has learnt from her daughters, how mindsets have changed from when Linda had the twins and how it is being a parent to teenagers.
    LINKS:
    https://www.diversityrolemodels.org/education-services/helping-you-with-home-learning
     
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    • 41 min
    "I Want Our Son To Be Proud" - Talking Surrogacy, Family and Pride with Dustin Lance Black

    "I Want Our Son To Be Proud" - Talking Surrogacy, Family and Pride with Dustin Lance Black

    In this special Father’s Day edition Lotte and Stu are joined by the Oscar winning, writer and director, Dustin Lance Black. Dustin and his husband, Tom Daley had their son, Robbie Ray, two years ago via surrogacy in California. Dustin discusses their journey to surrogacy, the differences between the UK and the US laws, his and Tom’s parenting roles, the decision to keep Robbie Ray out of the press and the importance of Pride.


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    • 48 min
    "It's Just So Rewarding" - Being an LGBTQ+ Foster Mum

    "It's Just So Rewarding" - Being an LGBTQ+ Foster Mum

    This week on Some Families, Lotte and Stu are joined by Annabelle Avis, a foster parent from Swindon. Annabelle and her wife have been fostering since 2013. They currently have 3 children in their care. Annabelle is a big advocate for LGBTQ+ fostering. She discusses the training you receive as a foster carer, changing mindsets and myths, and the importance of the first night in a new home for a child.
    LINKS:
    Five Rivers Fostering Agency: https://five-rivers.org/
    PACE: http://simplyfosteringconsultancy.co.uk/pace-training-for-foster-carers/
    Albert Kennedy Trust: https://www.akt.org.uk/
    The Fostering Network: https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/


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    • 34 min
    "To Be Fabulous" - Drag Dads and Chosen Families

    "To Be Fabulous" - Drag Dads and Chosen Families

    This week on Some Families, Lotte and Stu chat to the fabulous Mrs Kasha Davis from Ru Paul’s Drag Race about the dynamics of being a step-parent and a drag queen. Kasha is married to her husband, who has two daughters from his previous relationship, and discusses her parenting role, the wider family dynamic and how the drag community has provided a sense family for many young queer people.


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    • 42 min

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