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A documentary on the world of same-sex families and what it’s like growing up with gay and lesbian parents will screen on ABC2 later this year. Growing Up Gayby is directed by Maya Newell, a ‘gayby’ herself with lesbian mums.

Newell’s been trying to kickstart a documentary on the subject for some time, with the idea proving to be a crowd favourite at online crowdfunding website,

It raised more than $100,000 from 1,244 financial supporters.

Newell and producer Charlotte McLellan started searching for children from same-sex families in February 2011 for the documentary.

The ABC screening is part of the Opening Shot 2 project which supports local documentary makers aged 35 and under.  Dates for the ABC2 screening are yet to be announced.

Check out the fundraising trailer for Gayby Baby below:

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