In this podcast Rebecca Dahl, Sally Nicholes and Charlotte Wyles of Nicholes Family Lawyers speak with Rodney Chiang-Cruise about his surrogacy and IVF journey as a member of the LGTBQIA+ community and co-parenting his rainbow family in social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that during this podcast we discuss the Victorian government’s suspension of elective surgery in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since recording the podcast, the Federal Government has indicated that certain elective surgeries (including IVF) will recommence as of 25 April 2020.
Presented by Nicholes Family Lawyers
Switchboard: peer-driven support services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer and asexual (LGBTIQA+) people, their families, allies and communities – 1800 184 527
Q Life: anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.
Queerspace: an LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service established in 2009 by LGBTIQ+ communities for LGBTIQ+ communities. Queerspace has a focus on relationships and young people.
Minus 18: leads change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.
Thorne Harbour Health: support for sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities.
Rainbow Families Victoria: a volunteer community organisation based in Victoria, Australia. RFV supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families.
Kids Helpline: a free, private and confidential telephone counselling service – 1800 55 1800
Parent line: a state-wide counselling and support service for all Victorian parents – 13 22 89 or 1300 272 736
Safe Steps: a domestic violence hotline service for women and children – 1800 015 188
WIRE Helpline: free support, referral, and information for all Victorian women (non-binary and gender diverse inclusive) – 1300 134 130
Relationship Space: an online program to help parents manage divorce