A SAME-sex parent family from South Australia is seeking community support to help create a video to educate viewers on rainbow families in light of recent incidences that demeaned same-sex parents or children of same-sex parents.

During Mardi Gras in Sydney, a controversial TV advertisement by Australian Marriage Forum told viewers that children had a “right” to a mother and father, and that marriage equality supposedly took that right away from them.

More recently, comments from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) sparked international outrage after they spoke to Italy’s Panorama magazine and said “the only family is the traditional one” as well as discrediting IVF by calling them “chemical offsprings”.

The crowdfunding campaign for Think of the Child – The Sequel was specifically established in response to these two incidences.

Started by Douglas-Galley family and Tom Parrish in Adelaide, they aim to use the funds raised to create an animated video to tell the nation how positive rainbow families are, what academics and researchers have said about same-sex parenting outcomes, and how LGBTI families and support networks always “think of the child”.

The campaign’s Pozible page includes comments from the Douglas-Galley family on what it is like to be a rainbow family.

“We are like any other family with young children, we follow the same bland day to day routines, we laugh, we cry, we have fun we celebrate our triumphs and most importantly we love each other and we support each other,” they write.

“We are what makes our family.”

At the time of print, the Pozible campaign had garnered just over $4500 in pledges, with the deadline to raise $11,000 set for Wednesday, April 22.

If successful, all funds will go directly to Melbourne’s Creativa Videos to cover the costs of producing the video.

The same group behind the crowdfunding campaign are also currently lobbying for legalising adoption for same-sex couples in South Australia.

To make a pledge to Think of the Child – The Sequel, visit: http://www.pozible.com/project/193951

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