1st study of gay parents in Ireland

Around one in seven lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents has no legal status as a parent, despite having an active parenting role with their child , a new study has found.

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This marks the first study into LGBT parents in Ireland. It includes the experiences of 153 LGBT people who are already parents to 272 children and 170 people who are actively attempting to become parents.

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Of the parents who took part, six in 10 were lesbian, almost one in four was bisexual and one in 10 was gay.

At least two in three were the biological parents to the children involved.

Read more : www.irishhealth.com

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