Story: Families: a history

Diverse families (1st of 3)

Diverse families

Families in the 21st century come in all shapes and sizes. Some children, like five-month-old Liliana, have gay parents. In February 2006 at the Big Gay Out Festival at Coyle Park in Auckland, Liliana's parents, lesbian couple Andi Chapman (centre, holding the baby) and Kim Myhill (right), met up with her biological father, Giovanni Fabricius (left), who is also gay.

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Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Families: a history - 21st-century families', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017