With thanks to the Rainbow Families Council (Vic)

So I finally thought to head over to the Rainbow Families Council Vic website, where they’ve just been through the same legislative drama – albeit with a much longer lead up. they have some fabulous resources there. If you want to be able to back up your emotive plea for understanding with some evidence, it’s all here.

Here are some starting points. I’ve set up a “research & resources” tab at the very top right of this page, where I can gather any useful information I come across.

The research says – A one-page summary of 25 years’ research into same sex parented families. There is a significant body of rigorous and methodologically sound research comparing outcomes for children raised in same-sex and opposite-sex parented families.  The majority of this research conducted in Australia and overseas has consistently found that children raised in same-sex parented families do at least as well as children in opposite-sex parented families in all significant areas. 

 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Parented Families – A literature review prepared for the Australian Psychological Society. It looks at parenting practices in same sex families; impact of same sex families on children; and relationships with donors.

Hot topics: common myths and concerns about lesbian parenting expressed by people concerned for the welfare of children

Frequently asked questions: many people don’t know that they probably know same sex parents. Here are some of the issues they may be curious about.