Support group Richochet makes appeal to male gay couples who have become parents

Colette Hill, founder of the Dorset support group Ricochet

Colette Hill, founder of the Dorset support group Ricochet

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A SUPPORT group for parents of gay children is looking to hear from a male couple with experience of becoming parents.

Colette Hill, founder of the Dorset support group Ricochet, said: “Last summer we were lucky enough to hear from a lesbian couple who have three children.

“They were very generous and frank in answering all of our questions. We would particularly like to hear from a male couple whose challenges will of course be very different.

“Maybe they have adopted or fostered or gone for surrogacy.”

The support group meets in Hamworthy on the first Saturday of the month.

Its next meeting is on Saturday.

Parents from across the county attend to share concerns over tea and coffee with people in the same situation.

Topics covered include how to tell friends and family, how others may react to the news and gay boys’ and girls’ chances of becoming parents themselves.

Anyone wanting to attend should email ricochet.enquiry @gmail.com or call 07803 309781.

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2:02pm Thu 1 May 14

speedy231278 says...

"Support group Richochet makes appeal"

Being called Richochet, should that not be money? or did you mean Ricochet?
"Support group Richochet makes appeal" Being called Richochet, should that not be money? or did you mean Ricochet? speedy231278
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4:02pm Thu 1 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.
Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable. Sir Beachy Head
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4:21pm Thu 1 May 14

s-pb2 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.
Why?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]Why? s-pb2
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7:45pm Thu 1 May 14

joetheman says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.
i agree, unbelievable, i just imagine the confusion this is my dad jane or this is my mum john
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]i agree, unbelievable, i just imagine the confusion this is my dad jane or this is my mum john joetheman
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5:37am Fri 2 May 14

ShuttleX says...

joetheman wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.
i agree, unbelievable, i just imagine the confusion this is my dad jane or this is my mum john
What about the confusion the children are already going through? Lots will fight the fact they are Gay. Some will unfortunately even try to kill themselves over it. Nearly all will be bullied one way or the other simply because they fancy others of the same sex. So any help that they, and their parents can get is got to be a good thing. I often wonder why some people are so anti Gay in the first place? If two people of the same sex are happy with each other, then more power to them.
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]i agree, unbelievable, i just imagine the confusion this is my dad jane or this is my mum john[/p][/quote]What about the confusion the children are already going through? Lots will fight the fact they are Gay. Some will unfortunately even try to kill themselves over it. Nearly all will be bullied one way or the other simply because they fancy others of the same sex. So any help that they, and their parents can get is got to be a good thing. I often wonder why some people are so anti Gay in the first place? If two people of the same sex are happy with each other, then more power to them. ShuttleX
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4:19pm Fri 2 May 14

Bugzy84 says...

joetheman wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.
i agree, unbelievable, i just imagine the confusion this is my dad jane or this is my mum john
or if your not an uneducated cave dweller these are my dads john and gary or these are my mums Jane and Kate, children will only be confused because you have taught them to be confused, shows what sort of bad parent you are, I don't understand this so you must hate it too.
[quote][p][bold]joetheman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Dear oh dear oh dear. Unbelievable.[/p][/quote]i agree, unbelievable, i just imagine the confusion this is my dad jane or this is my mum john[/p][/quote]or if your not an uneducated cave dweller these are my dads john and gary or these are my mums Jane and Kate, children will only be confused because you have taught them to be confused, shows what sort of bad parent you are, I don't understand this so you must hate it too. Bugzy84
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