A NEW Australian documentary looking into the world of “gaybies” — the children of gay parents — will premiere next month at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival.

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Gayby Baby takes viewers into the homes of four kids – Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham – who share their trials of growing up, albeit with two mums, or two dads.

Director Maya Newell, herself a “gayby”, has said she made the film because she wanted to see honest representations of rainbow families.

“I really hope that people stop talking about same-sex families and their children and start listening to them,” she said.

The feature-length documentary grew from Growing Up Gayby, a short documentary by Newell that aired on SBS in 2013.

The film’s Pozible campaign raised over $118,000 in 2012 with almost 1244 backers all eager to support the project through to fruition.

Visit the website here for updates on when Australian audiences can see the film. In the meantime, here’s the trailer:

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