Social Isolation for Rainbow Families

No two families are the same, and, as such, no two experiences of parenting in social isolation will be the same!

In this podcast, Sally Nicholes and Rebecca Dahl, Partners of Nicholes Family Lawyers are joined by guests Jac Tomlins, Michelle Sheppard, and Jason Tuazon-McCheyne to discuss how members of the LGBTQIA+ community and their rainbow families may be experiencing parenting and life in social isolation.

Presented by Nicholes Family Lawyers


Switchboard: Switchboard Victoria provides 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: QLife provides anonymous and free LGBTI peer support and referral for people in Australia wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships

Queerspace: Queerspace is an LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service established in 2009 by LGBTIQ+ communities for LGBTIQ+ communities. Queerspace has a focus on relationships

Minus 18: Minus 18 lead 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: Thorne Harbour provides support for sex, sexuality and gender diverse communities

Rainbow Families: Rainbow Families Victoria is a volunteer community organisation based in Victoria, Australia. RFV supports and promotes equality for ‘rainbow’ families

Other useful links

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

Relationships Australia

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