We Love Queer Thinking - Families Come in all shapes and sizes

  • Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre 1-25 Harbour St Sydney NSW 2000

Presented by IVFAustralia

Family is an important universal word. Often used to describe people we love, unconditionally. People who accept you for who you are, no matter what.

With the number of children being raised in LGBTQI families growing, it highlights the issue of how to overcome discrimination for LGBTQI parents and their children.

IVFAustralia are hosting a forum on understanding what it means to be, create and raise a family in 2016.

Featuring a diverse panel, from politicians to children from LGBTQI parents, the participants will discuss their definition of family. They’ll explore the options available to the LGBTQI community for growing their family through IVF, surrogacy or adoption as well as the legal, emotional and psychological considerations for parents and their children.

The panel will address some of the key challenges facing LGBTQI families and discuss how we can work together to promote acceptance and tolerance of family diversity.

Because families come in all shapes and sizes.

Moderator:
Gretel Killeen

Panellists: 
A/Prof Peter Illingworth (Medical Director and Fertility Specialist, IVFAustralia)
Judith Krause (Clinical social worker, sexual health therapist and fertility counsellor)
Penny Sharpe MLC (NSW Labor Member of the Legislative Council)
Erin Steiner (Principal Solicitor, Steiner Legal and Volunteer Solicitor ICLC)
Raj Wakeling (from Growing Up Gayby)


Event Date: Sunday 28 February 2016
Event time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Running Time: 2 hours
Tickets: FREE (Registration Essential)