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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!!

PAOLABRUNA Tue 21-Jul-15 17:42:13

Hello lovely mums !! My partner and I we are tryng to have a baby we had our first consultation yesterday and hopefully we will become parents soon !!we are Italian and we live in St. Albans (hertforshire) we'd like to meet other mums !!!

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


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.



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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/

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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

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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!

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

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

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 Fri 01-Apr-11 12:10:28


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



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

Jekeysmum Wed 12-Jan-11 12:30:17

I am in Croxley and was hoping to find other lesbian mums in the Croxley/Rickmansworth area - I think we are the only ones!

zambuk Thu 09-Sep-10 15:07:34

Kate78w - my son is also too old for toddler groups do you want to contact me to arrange something?

zambuk Thu 09-Sep-10 15:03:19

Hello - just want to know if any groups are taking place especially on the weekends as I work fulltime.

Kate78W Thu 05-Aug-10 21:26:07

CJ75 or anyone else - did the gay parent/toddler group ever happen? My two boys are far too big for toddler group but I have zero gay network in St Albans and would love to know if there is a hub of any sort?!

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cathjen Fri 26-Jun-09 11:50:08

Hi everyone,

I'm a health visitor in Rhyl North Wales- currently assisting the local women's centre on Water Street to promote the visibility of lesbians and lesbian parents.
If anyone has any suggestion or ideas about how we/I can help create a friendly welcoming environment for lesbians to meet I'd be very grateful.
I'm aware that there is homophobia still within the health service and am trying to counter this in my own small way - please let me know if there are things I can do to make it easier for women to talk to me about being lesbian or the difficulties they may be encoutering as a lesbian parent.

CJ75 Thu 23-Apr-09 10:05:47


Just in case anyone else wants to come there is an inaugural meet of gay parents (wanna be parents or bumps also welcome) in St Albans on 18th May with 4 local bods meeting up.

There will be a nice range of babies from 4 months ish to 15 months ish......we are meeting at 10am (I will make sure I am there by then but you can be late) at the Borders cafe (1st floor of Borders - lift at back) at Colney Fields, http://londoncolney.borders.co.uk/store/londoncolney/22/

I will have a blue maclaren and a 6 month old girl, I have short brown hair.

Let me know if you will join us so I can look out for you


CJ75 Fri 03-Apr-09 09:51:22

Hi Gay mums in or near St Albans

How does anybody fancy meeting up for a coffee to see if there's any interest in a gay/bi mummy group for toddlers/babies/bumps?

Can any one do, say, 1st May 2009 (a friday) at 10am in Borders in Colney Fields (nice coffee and easy parking)

How will we spot each other? My gaydar is poor.

sanfran Mon 16-Mar-09 14:02:30

any gay mums near ashford middx

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twomums Sun 18-Jan-09 20:29:51

Hi Marmite 444 and everyone else
we live in North London and would be keen to meet up in St Albans or anywhere else nearish by. Have you set up the baby/pre school group? We have 2 children, a girl and a boy. We would be more than happy to help with setting something up.

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