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jasper1980 Sun 06-Feb-11 18:13:05

Hello, I just wondered if there were any other gay mums in scotland? would love to hear from you if there aresmile

My partner and I have a 4 year old and a 20 month old.

JulesRainbowFamilies Wed 03-May-17 17:18:43

Hi folks, I'm Jules, Community Development Worker for LGBT Health and Wellbeing and I leads the Rainbow Families Project in Edinburgh (and my colleague Benn leads on Glasgow)

We have events, information and support for any Rainbow Families, LGBTQI parents and caregivers who are able to call / email or travel to Edinburgh & Glasgow.

Our next event is this Saturday at Victoria Park in Edinburgh, 1.30-4pm, with the RSPB... Bugs, Birds and The Outdoors!
All rainbow families are welcome, any age. The event is free with a suggested donation of £5 per family.

If you'd like support or information or you'd just like to chat through your situation, please feel welcome to contact us via:
Edinburgh - 0131 523 1104 /
Glasgow - 0141 271 2330 /

Missvicky1977 Sat 23-Apr-16 11:33:45

Bit late to the party on this thread but I was wondering if you had success in hooking up with other gay parents/groups for socialising. I am In The Southside of Glasgow too and will myself be a parent soon smile

ailo83 Sun 23-Aug-15 12:02:36

Hi, my partner and I are just about to start our IUI treatment.. It would be great to hear from other people who have gone through the same already or are thinking of doing it, or are receiving treatment now! We live in Lothian in Scotland.

Katiemck Thu 23-Jul-15 08:27:04

Hi everyone! My partner and I had a wee boy in February. I got pregnant through IVF at a private clinic and I would be happy to share our experiences, just send me a wee message!
I would really like to get to know some other Mums and families so our son can grow up knowing other families like his own smile

Rainbowmeg13 Sat 25-Apr-15 22:56:07

Hi everyone

I know it's been a while since the last post on here-just hoping on the of chance someone sees it. Does anyone have any info on, or has anyway been through egg swapping? My girlfriend and I are in Glasgow and would love to hear of any experiences or information people might have to share. Looking to get an idea of cost and how the process works. Anything would be appreciated.

Thanks smile

QuidsInn27 Mon 15-Dec-14 23:06:46

How lovely to find this thread! I am a single parent to a 5 year-old boy and have been suppressing my gayness for a while now. I was out and proud until just before he was born but have sinced embraced the closet again (he is the amazing result of me trying men for a bit)! I'm only 28 and have been looking to try and get back into the community for a wee while. However, I have felt like I don't really belong because of being a young single parent and having had him with a guy. I am so pleased to see that there are other lesbian single mums out there too. Thank you, guys. It's really nice to know I'm not alone. smile

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hnc23 Sun 25-Aug-13 16:54:53

im a mum whos been in a lesbian relationship for nearly 2 years. my little girl is nearly 4 and doesn't understand our relationship. is she to young to understand or woult it be better to let her think were just friends until shes a bit older.

HerrenaHarridan Thu 30-May-13 19:52:14

The edinburgh meet is at a free fringe show by an edinburgh mnetter who is also a physio therapist (it's stand up)

She sold me when she explained part of her show involves a giant hand knitted vagina based on


HerrenaHarridan Thu 30-May-13 19:49:02

Also while we're on the subject of meeting up

You might want to look at this smile

HerrenaHarridan Thu 30-May-13 19:46:06

Good gracious, I nearly started this thread months ago and chickened out!

It's great to know you all exist.

I just went to the rainbow families picnic last Saturday and every one was very lovely and welcoming without even a hint of cliqueyness

My dd is 16 months and loves other children!
Maybe we could arrange a meet up at the baby room in the museum on chambers st, if anyone else fancies it.

I am also about an hour from edinburgh (by bus because I keep failing my stupid driving test!) and as a lp to dd often feel very isolated.

There are quite a few lesbian focused groups in edinburgh but as many of then clash with bedtime they are just not an option for me sad

I desperately want to go to lady birds book group, I'm on their mailing list and the books sound great!

sole0102 Wed 15-May-13 22:46:04

I am a gay single mum from Ayrshire. I found this site today and it's good to know other gay mums.

KarateChopper Sun 14-Apr-13 09:49:46

Hi, I have recently started a social networking website for all us LGBT parents to make it easier for us to meet other like-minded people Pop a long and have a look - it's free :-)

Kelalifife Tue 09-Apr-13 19:27:06

Hi. We r due our baby in August. We live in fife and we r wondering if there are any events/ groups etc for lgbt parents in our area or nearby! It would b good to get to know like minded ppl , share experiences etc

KarateChopper Sat 06-Apr-13 19:23:48

Hi, there is a lesbian & gay parent website at where you can chat to others and we arrange events where you can meet up with other LGBT families. We are hosting the UK venue for International Family Equality Day too. It's free to join, no ties. :-)

MoelFammau Mon 03-Sep-12 20:19:43

I'd be delighted to meet with you. PM me if this is something you'd be up for.

Thank you!

Tromboleece Mon 03-Sep-12 06:33:00

Hi there,

I went through my GP & Glasgow Royal Infirmary Assisted Conception Unit to have my gorgeous 5 month old baby boy by IUI. The sperm donor was selected from the European Sperm Bank which was the only part of the process we had to pay for. We were told the waiting list for UK donors is about 7 years after the HFEA brought in the legislation that donors now have to give their consent for their biological children to contact them when they are 18. The GRI were amazing, very supportive and efficient and I got pregnant on the 1st attempt.

The only sad part now is that my partner and I have recently split up, she is 14 years older than me and at 50 decided that she couldn't handle the responsibility of being a parent after all. I am heartbroken to say the least but I am determined to give my son the best life possible. I would defintely be up for any meetings or get togethers as after 8 years in a relationship I'm having to start all over again. Apologies for this turning into a saga...I only intended to share my experience of assisted conception!

MoelFammau Mon 03-Sep-12 03:29:48


I'm a gay mum to a lovely 16mo puddle-hopping DD and am really wanting to hook up with other gay parents both male and female for walks and a bit of socialising (both myself and DD). If you also have a dog, that'd be perfect!

Please PM me if interested - I live in Glasgow Southside.

Thank you!

Beverleith Sun 02-Sep-12 19:03:01

Hi all, just found this thread. Has anyone tried the group at the LGBT health centre or met up with anyone here? Our baby is due in 2 days! We'd love to have other gay parents around to meet up with both for us and for the sake of our baby. We live in the Hillside/ Leith area of Edinburgh and both work for charities. Give us a shout if anyone would like to arrange a few of us having a coffee or something, once this baby is out and we get over the initial shock!!

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zebedeeboing Tue 26-Jun-12 22:44:26

There's a group called rainbow families that meets through the LGBT centre for health and wellbeing, pm me if you want more details.

Robo79 Fri 15-Jun-12 11:35:55


We have a 4-week old daughter and live in Edinburgh; we are keen to meet up with other gay parents. Does anyone know of or is part of a group which meets regularly and welcomes new parents? We're looking for something informal - coffee and chat.


Fams12 Mon 21-May-12 15:07:31

Hi my partner and I have live in Aberdeen and have a 12 week old. Would love to meet other lesbian/gay parents as we don't know any! X

weeminto Fri 16-Mar-12 19:47:59

Hi my partner and I (we are lesbians) are looking for advice on having a baby in the next few years. we are looking for advice on how to actually fall pregnant and where to go,we live in west lothian. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

JustMeAndMyBaby Thu 02-Feb-12 23:41:09

Maybe you could ask her to pass your number on to the other couple. My midwife did this for me about swimming.

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