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Pride & Joy

A weekly Society, Culture and Personal Journals podcast
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So, you’re queer and your kids are here. No matter how you became a parent, at this point, it can feel like the hardest, scariest work is really just beginning. Freddy’s child is two years old. For now, life is all play. But Freddy is already
Freddy meets Louie and Ellie, a transgender man and a cis woman, who are trying to start a family. But navigating fertility treatment as a queer couple isn’t always easy. And then there's the tricky business of choosing a sperm donor…which fo
Kacey grew up in the Midlands, became a teacher, got married and had three kids. At 49 years old, she came out as a trans woman. What’s it like when your family becomes queer after you’ve had your kids? Kacey shares the story of coming out to
If you’re not in a committed, monogamous relationship, and you want to find someone to co-parent with — how do you even go about it? And how do you all make decisions that affect your child – the big ones and the small? We tell three stories
UK surrogacy is unregulated and can seem a little mysterious. So, what’s it really like? Freddy talks to David and Martin about how they found their surrogate, Fi, and asks her why she chose to carry their baby. Resources: - Surrogacy UK
61 year old Cecile Eledge was thrilled when her son and his husband told her they wanted to have a baby. But none of them realised just how involved she would become... This is a tale of queer surrogacy, but not as we know it. - Surrogacy UK
When queer folk want kids, we really have to plan. For us, there’s usually no straightforward “old-fashioned way.” But as one couple learns, plans alone are sometimes not enough. Harriet and Meegan, a lesbian couple, have been trying for a ba
When Freddy started his transition seven years ago, his doctor told him he’d never be able to have his own child. But, he was wrong. Right now, many trans and nonbinary people are discovering the truth about their fertility and rethinking the
Freddy McConnell is a transgender man and single dad. In Pride and Joy, he’s talking to other queers who are finding ways to make their dreams of parenthood come true.
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