ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
Matthew Todd on growing up gay: "We are strapped inside a cultural straitjacket" by Matthew Todd
"Despite the extraordinary social changes, homophobia is still rife. Many LGBT people, especially those who are white, wealthy and live in big cities, may rarely encounter prejudice."
'A relationship needs more than biology' by James Higgins
Bristol 24/7 interview with LGBT couples about their experiences of adopting
Gay fathers’ motivations for and feelings about surrogacy as a path to parenthood by L.Blake
Why do gay men choose to start their families through surrogacy?
BEING A PARENT
Regretting Motherhood, by Orna Donath
"Israeli sociologist and anthropologist Donath (Making a Choice: Being Childfree in Israel) breaks open what she describes as an “unspoken taboo,” bringing the notion that women regret becoming mothers into the public discourse with her latest research..."
Love and regret: mothers who wish they’d never had children by Jedidajah Otte
"Around the world, women are seeking an honest, open debate about what happens when you admit that motherhood isn’t everything you were told to expect"
ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
How family planning could be part of the answer to climate change by David Hodgkinson and Rebecca Johnston
Having two children could leave more carbon emissions than you can save by changing lightbulbs.
As Environmental Catastrophe Looms, Is it Ethical to Have Children? by Foreign Policy Staff
Two philosophers discuss the morality of family planning in the age of climate change.
I'm worried having a baby will make climate change worse by Sophie Lewis
Should we have children? Sophie Lewis had trouble reconciling her concern for climate change with her desire to be a parent.
Raising a zero footprint baby by Earth Share
Keya decided to raise her son with as little environmental impact as possible.
Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children by Travis Rieder
"I’m genuinely worried about the future of our planet, and the people who will inherit it, and I believe difficult yet civil discussion is the crucial first step to making that future one we won’t be condemned for creating".
How to cut carbon emissions, published in The Economist
"Carbon emissions vary hugely between countries. That is well known, as is the finding that rich people emit more than poor ones. But a newly revised paper by Emilio Zagheni of the Max Planck Institute in Rostock, Germany also shows how carbon footprints vary by age—and the worrying implications of this."