Podcast Episode 142: Pride Month Special – Growing Up with Same-Sex Parents

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 142 of The New Family Podcast where we take a closer look at the lives of children raised by same-sex parents.

This is the second of two very special episodes of the podcast tied to Pride Month. We’re in a so-called Gayby Boom, given that more same-sex couples are having families than ever before. Yet, curiously absent from the conversation about this are the voices of the kids raised by two moms or two dads.

Australian filmmaker Maya Newell, herself brought up by two moms, decided to do something about that. Her film, Gayby Baby, follows four children from different sex-same parent families and offers an intimate account of their lives. In this episode, we get a taste of those stories, plus the perspective of Maya and other adult children of same-sex parents about what it was like to be among the first cohort raised by queer parents who were out and proud. You can catch Gayby Baby on TVO Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. or on tvo.org.

Photo from ‘Lovely Mothers Series, 1993’ photographs by Marion Moore Elisa Hall and Catherine Fargher

Here are some resources related to my discussion with Maya.

TVO website

The Official Site of Gayby Baby

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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