If you have any queries on parenting please contact LGBT Foundation on 0345 3 30 30 30 (open 10am-10pm every day) or email Alternatively, contact Proud 2 B Parents, Manchester's support and social group for LGBT parents and parents-to-be. Click here to visit their website or email

Routes to parenthood

Click on the links below to find out more on some of the routes to parenthood for LGBT people:

Coming out to your children

Many LGBT parents 'come out' about their sexual orientation or gender identity having already had children. Proud 2 B Parents (Manchester's social and support group for LGBT families) have put together this list of top tips for coming out to your kids. For more comprehensive advicce, check out this booklet from LGBT Family Coalition (it's Canadian, but most of the information is still relevant). 

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