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Familles LGBT : Le guide
A reference guide about LGBT families (in French only)

Familles LGBT : Le guide

There are countless variations on family life, but for a long time some have been more hidden than others. For the families that do not match the pattern of Father, Mother, and Kids, mainstream attitudes have transformed and important gains under the law have been achieved after years of struggle. Familles LGBT : le guide offers an ambitious and necessary inventory. The most recent debates about assisted reproduction, as well as the paranoia surrounding the heterosexual benchmarks brutally remind us that there are still many prejudices and fears about LGBT families. Fortunately, Quebec in particular is becoming better informed and more comfortable with all kinds of family configurations. It goes without saying that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people have children and they are every bit as good parents as heterosexuals.

However, the taboo and ignorance make some myths tough to combat. This guide dispels those myths. Thoroughly researched, informative, current, this guide provides an information source of choice for parents, expectant parents, extended families and for those who interact with them, especially in schools and health institutions. In addition to disseminating the latest research on the subject, the book is punctuated with tips and testimonials honouring the LGBT family community.

With contributions by Rachel Atkinson, Rachel Benoit, Sylvia Edgerton, Elizabeth Godbout, Mona Greenbaum, Claire Gunner Alex Hughes, Karine Igartua, Jeanne Lagabrielle, Kevin Lavoie, Sophie Marcotte, Alexander Ostroff, Marie-Pier Small, Gary Sutherland and Olivia Toussaint-Martin

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Legal Guide for LGBT Parents and Future Parents

[Legal Guide JPG]

Conceived by the LGBT Family Coalition, this guide can inform LGBT parents and future parents about their legal rights and obligations. In an easy-to-understand language, the guide covers parental rights and responsibilities in Québec with respect to different ways of forming one's family (fertility clinics, home inseminations, adoption, multi-parent families, surrogacy). Short summaries of legal cases are used to illustrate different specific issues that LGBT parents can confront.

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Adoption and Fostering of Children in Quebec: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) Future Parents

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This guide, a publication of the LGBT Family Coalition, is of interest to future parents and those working with them. It includes a historical overview, definitions, information about the children, their biological parents and youth protection, legal information, the process of adoption, resources, as well as interviews with parents who have adopted and/or fostered children.

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Guide for Future Lesbian and Bisexual Mothers

[Guide for Future Mothers JPG]

A publication of the LGBT Family Coalition, this guide is geared specifically for lesbian and bisexual women who want to become parents. In the first section, we lay out the different paths you can choose to achieve your dream of having a child. Next, we explain the process of insemination when it's done at a fertility clinic. In the third section, we go over the process of insemination when it's done at home with a known donor. In the appendices, you'll find additional tools and information to help you with your project.

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Respect and Self-Esteem: Talking about sexual orientation and gender identity with our kids

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This guide was created in response to a demand from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) parents seeking advice on how best to communicate their sexual orientation and/or gender identity1 to their children. Using every day situations as a springboard we look at some of the common concerns that LGBT parents may harbour when seeking balance between honesty and protecting their children from situations that are potentially homophobic or trans phobic. The guide finishes with a look at questions specific to trans parents, as well as a list of resources.

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Nursing Your Baby (French only)

[Allaiter]

Ce document, qui est une compilation de textes déjà publiés sur l'allaitement, est divisé en plusieurs sections pour répondre aux besoins d'une diversité de parents. La section 1 est utile à toute personne qui aimerait allaiter un bébé qu'elle n'ait pas porté que ça soit un parent adoptif, un parent via la gestation pour autrui, une lesbienne dont sa conjointe vient juste d'accoucher ou toute sorte d'autres possibilités. La section 2 adresse spécifiquement les hommes trans qui veulent allaiter leur bébé et la section 3 est son équivalent pour les femmes trans. La section 4 donne de l'information sommaire sur le dispositif d'aide à l'allaitement qui est pertinent pour tous les parents et la section 5 inclu nos ressources coups de cœur. Bon allaitement!

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