Skip navigation

New Rainbow Families Catch-Up Group Kicking Off in Tasmania :)

Rainbow Families is kicking off a brand new catch-up group in Tasmania to help local families connect with each other. Driving the group are local couple Melissa and Alisha who said; "We wanted to start our own Rainbow Families group so that we can meet other families like ours and hopefully form some friendships. We really want our children to be around other children that have two mums/two dads/queer parents," she said.

Melissa said, "Becoming parents was not an easy road for us, navigating early parenthood was challenging and we still have many years ahead to navigate. We would also like to support other families and have other families support us on our parenting journey."

Melissa said at the moment there is only one LGBTQI+ organisation in Hobart and no organisations that cater to queer families and the support they may need when trying to start a family or after.
"That's why we decided to create our own Rainbow Families group after having seen the success of the catch-ups around NSW via the Rainbow Families website."
"We are really looking forward to families meeting each other, making connections, and having parents realise they are not alone. We want to build a community of friendships where we can feel comfortable and where we can raise our children to know that there are other families like theirs and that they're not so different."
"We also really encourage those who are beginning their parenting journey to come along for support."
Everyone that comes along can look forward to a lightly catered event! :)
The next catch-up is on:
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023.
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Where: Legacy Park (Gellibrand Pavilion), Hobart.

BYO food for the BBQ. Please join us for a great day of getting to know each other in a beautiful location.

ABOUT: Rainbow Families monthly catch ups are a great informal way to be introduced to the group. Wherever you are on your Rainbow Family journey, our events can help give you the support, knowledge, community connections and networks that will help you thrive. We tackle the big questions like feeding newborn babies, hold LGBTQ+ antenatal classes, organise camps to help kids build resilience (and have fun!) and hold workshops to help schools better understand the perspectives of LGBTQ+ families including gay dads, lesbian mums, trans parents and gender-diverse parents.

For more info or resources to help with parenting check out our resources here and also visit StrongSafeFabulous for a range of programs designed for children and young adults from lower primary to 21yrs.


Continue Reading

Read More

Barnardos Fostering Webinar Wrap Up

November 28, 2023

Insights from Barnardos Foster Care Seminar and Rhys and Helen's Parenting Journey The recent Barnardos Foster Care Seminar, led by Rainbow Families EO Ashley Scott, took a straightforward dive into fostering and adoption, with a special focus on fostering for LGBTQ people. Amy Weeks,...

Read more

The Youth Council Have Been Busy in Term 4! :)

November 21, 2023

YAC and Little Rainbows Term 4 Update Icecream and Escape Rooms! It has been a fun start to Term Four for YAC and Little Rainbows which started with a treasure hunt and icecream themed escape room. The young people had to complete a treasure...

Read more