In honour of International Day of Families (15 May), LGBT+ parents shared their stories with us. Here we chat to Steve and Lucy, who have been together since 2012. They officially married in early 2018 and have a brilliant, humble 16-year-old daughter. Steve says that as two lesbians, they consider themselves a modern family who embraces and respects diversity.
How did you start the discussion around having children?
We are discussing having more children. As we grow older, we want to grow our family. We recognise our privileges, choice, rights and ownership of our reproductive system. We love kids, and given the love we share, we have the ability to offer more care and love to more children.
What has been the most challenging part of your journey? And the most rewarding?
The most challenging part of our journey was Steve’s hospitalisation in 2012 when we were not sure if she would survive. By God’s grace, she made it. Spending so much time in the hospital with the person you love, not knowing our tomorrow, was the most difficult part. The most rewarding was respecting life after this ordeal and embracing one another. What was amazing about our journey is the fact that both our families embraced, respected and loved us in return – a privilege many LGBT+ people do not enjoy. Many still can’t embrace their love for each other, are 'invisibilised' and are r...