Can you visit an MP to support rainbow parents? We need to find people who live in the electorates of as many MPs in Queensland as possible.

If you lie in Queensland, YOUR GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU! You don’t have to be a gay family – it’s powerful to have people from the general community, families, godparents etc visiting MPs on our behalf.

Don’t worry – we’ll give you lots of info on how to do it.

So here’s what you can do:

Step 1: Who is your MP? You can find out your electorate here.

Step 2: Let us know you are planning to visit! Email me at mikhela_lee*at* or write a comment below

Step 3: Send a letter to your MP requesting a meeting. There’s a sample letter here.

Step 4: Think about what you might say. Haven’t visited an MP before? here’s a guide to what to expect. Check out the research into same sex parenting. Have a look at the common concerns about rainbow parenting.  Get clear on how the current lack of recognition affects you (or the person you are supporting, if you are a family member/friend) – there are some ideas here.

Don’t worry, it’s quite easy! All you have to do is tell your story – and in my experience with pollies, they do most of the talking anyway. It’s really just about humanising the issue. If you can take a baby or a photo of your grandchild/ godchild/ favourite rainbow family, so much the better.