17th May 2018 – InterMediaUK Parents’ Evening at The Guardian

The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, King’s Cross, London. N1 9GU

We’re excited to announce that we will be holding an LGBT+ Parenting Event at The Guardian’s offices in Kings Cross on May 17th.

An increasing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are choosing to become parents or foster care parents while many new family forms are getting increasing coverage in the media. We’re delighted to be inviting Professor Susan Golombok from the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge to be our keynote speaker. Susan has pioneered research on lesbian mother families and gay father families and has challenged commonly held assumptions about these families and their effect on child development.

Professor Susan Golombok from the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge will be our keynote speaker.

We will also be holding a panel discussion hosted by Guardian columnist Owen Jones, who will be joined by experts in family law, surrogacy, fostering, trans-parenting, co-parenting and donation/fertility:

  • Richard Westoby, San Diego Fertility Centre
  • Venessa Smith, London Women’s Clinic
  • Charlie Condou, Ambassador for Out With The Family
  • Natalie Gamble, Brilliant Beginnings
  • Helen Prosser, Brilliant Beginnings
  • Sarah O’Connell, The Sarah O’Connell Show
  • Tor Docherty, New Family Social

The panel will explore the many different journeys LGBT+ people are taking to becoming parents and sharing their views and experiences on parenthood.


Please sign-up for a free ticket at EventBrite.

How to find the venue

Nearest tube station: King’s Cross (Circle and District, Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines)

Bus routes: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390 and 476 all have stops nearby.

The Guardian office is located at Kings Place, just 150 metres from King’s Cross and St Pancras Stations. The main entrance is situated on York Way beneath the distinctive undulating glass façade, visible from the York Way exit at King’s Cross Station.