hertfordshire - any lesbian mums?

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chachamum Tue 15-Jul-08 10:06:17

My partner and I have a 4 month old daughter, and are thinking of moving out of London in the next couple of years, to Hertfordshire, probably to Hertford or Ware. Are there any other lesbian mums in this area? (I know there must be!) We would be interested to hear your experiences, positive and negative, of being a gay parent outside of London. We live in an area of London where there are lots of 'alternative families', so we are still a little nervous about whether it will be harder for our daughter to grow up somewhere where gay families are less visible. Advice please!!

hamerse Mon 28-Feb-11 10:52:22

We are in Stevenage and know of at least 2 other families in the stevenage / hitchin area.

Would be great to meet more local rainbow families
we have a daughter of 5 and a son of 2

CJ75 Fri 01-Apr-11 12:10:28

Hi

Just to let you know we've opened a yahoo egroup for the St Albans & surrounding area gay parents and parents to be.

Join here

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stalbansgayparents/join

Clare

CJ75 Tue 24-Apr-12 13:26:28

Just an update to say since 2011 we have had a group meeting monthly (2nd thursday of month 3-6pm in the marshalswick childrens centre on sherwood avenue in st albans. There are over 30 members of the yahoo group. Another resource set up by a local member that might be useful if you stumble across this thread is A new web group myalternativefamily.com set up to support alternative families at all stages by a local member of the yahoo group

CJ75 Tue 24-Apr-12 13:26:58

Oh and just a good way to keep uptodate is to join the yahoo group

notjustme Sat 05-May-12 23:44:58

We are in Hertford smile It's not exactly the thriving mecca of gay-ness but we've had very little issue with homophobia over the last 10 years!

LesbianAuthor Tue 14-Aug-12 14:27:57

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CJ75 Sat 18-Aug-12 07:47:20

Hi. Just to update the gay parents group is still going but not with regular meetins, more ad hoc irregular. Clare

RainbowFamilyFinder Sun 19-Aug-12 13:03:59

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CJ75 Tue 21-Aug-12 09:16:03

Sounds great.....you should also Visit the my alternative family site and mention there, maybe promote it together? See http://www.myalternativefamily.com/

RainbowFamilyFinder Tue 21-Aug-12 13:19:06

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CJ75 Fri 19-Jul-13 20:40:19

Hi

Just replying (very late) ... The group is meeting informally now and has over 50 members, read about it and see the link to join it here.

http://www.divamag.co.uk/category/comment/lesbian-parents-clare-hancock.aspx

Clare

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