2013: Galfa – Australian Lesbian Medical Association joint grant

Kris and Ruth in Sydney

Kris and Ruth in Sydney

GALFA is very pleased to announce that the $6,000 grant has been awarded to Lesbian Parenting Australia Inc President Kristine Rowe for the development of a lesbian parenting website.

This website will be a national resource for LGBTIQ women wanting to start a family. It will provide information, community links and other regularly updated resources to help prospective parents understand their fertility, donor issues, the law, parenting options and much more. It will also include personal stories of women who have successfully negotiated their path to parenting through testimonials and a bulletin board.

This project satisfies the aim of this grant round which was to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian lesbians and bisexual women, and to be nationally applicable.

The combined galfa-ALMA selection panel agreed this has been a very useful collaboration and we are keen to run a joint round again in the future.