We've been on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic for the last year so had to cease our Gay Sperm Bank activities. It's also fortunate that Facebook has become a repository for connections between couples and singles seeking sperm.

LGBTQI Orthodontists meanwhile are in the news as supporting changes to legislation in a number of Western countries to include dental realignment in the surgical pantheon for transgender patients. The Safe Space Alliance provides information about LGBTQI orthodontists and dental clinics and many of these dentists are advocating for the recognition of cosmetic dentistry as a component of gender reassignment surgery.

Dentistry for transgender people is greatly informed by the website Trans Gender Map which has this perspective to share:

Retired plastic surgeon and dentist Douglas Ousterhout noted that while teeth are generally similar, men’s and women’s chins tend to differ in terms of pointiness.

Trans people have reported discrimination in dental offices. The American Dental Association has information for members on Avoiding Gender Identity Discrimination In Your Office.

If you feel you have been treated disrespectfully or discriminated against, let the owner or manager know of your concerns. If they do not address them, you can report your experiences on consumer review sites like Yelp, to the Better Business Bureau, and to various professional organizations. Depending on where you live, this may also be illegal.

Human teeth have substantial overlap in shape and position in relation to gender. In one study, the general public and even dental professionals had a worse-than-chance record for identifying the assigned sex of human teeth from photographs.

In many places, cultural norms identify stereotypically “masculine” and “feminine” teeth.

LGBTQI Orthodontists An Industry Body

In mapping the Transgender Smile and its cosmetic surgery ramifications there is much progress in articles appearing in media discussing this subject.

Where we have been unable to offer our services and update our website lately, Sperm Donation Facebook Groups have risen up and have proven very effective in bringing sperm donors and women wanting sperm including lesbian couples. We recommend you join them. The linked one above, based in Australia, has over 12,000 members.

In any human condition or manifestation, anxiety about orthodontics, jaw alignment and dental work is inevitable. Finding a dentist or orthodontist who has a lot of empathy and integrity who you can talk to at length about such matters is extremely important to anyone who is already undertaking the physical trauma of gender reassignment surgery.

It's fortunate we now live in a Western world (anyway) who is much more accepting of diversity and difference. Even in countries known for their slow uptake of climate change, lingering racism against its indigenous people and slower-than-others legalisation of gay marriage, one can now expect orthodontists in far-flung places to also support LGBTQI patients on their cosmetic dental journeys to an appearance more harmonious with their self-perception and identity. There's no identity politics in business - this is the optimum ideal anyway.

The concept of LGBTQI orthodontists may still be hard to assimilate for a lot of conservative people, but the world is changing and right now humankind has a much bigger fish to fry - Covid-19 does not discriminate and the Delta variant threatens even the healthy and young.

Human beings are irrational beasts with mobile phones pressed to their ears. I hear alarmist snippets about the dangers of 5G from the occasional friend or relative. I watched the Four Corners programme about the protest movement making waves against 5G. I have done some cursory online research intro the topic, utilising my skills as an academic, and found little or no scientific evidence for serious concern. Do 5G electronic signals and radiation damage sperm counts? No is the simple answer, according to the World Health Organisation, not in the amounts of radiation we normally encounter on a day to day basis.

Numerous Studies Have Found No Real Evidence Linking 5G to Low Sperm Counts

Do electricians have to worry about such stuff, as they work with these electromagnetic fields and radiation more often? Apparently not. Consult a professional electrician and question him or her yourself, as to their worry about this issue, and you will not find any real concerns. There are numerous studies, which have asked – Do 5G electronic signals and radiation damage sperm counts? The facts remain that there is no conclusive proof to directly link the two factors. Declining sperm counts and infertility in modern societies may be the result of many environmental factors.

5G Has Become a Rallying Issue for Sections of Humanity Feeling Powerless

5G has become a rallying issue for sections of humanity that feel increasingly powerless and marginalised by the roll out of technologies in western democracies around the globe. Stopping the seemingly unfettered explosion of technology and the march of civilisation into AI is an understandable reaction in many ways. People are asking where is the government oversight into these things? Who is questioning industry and these high-tech corporate giants about their plans? No one is standing up to this onslaught of progress and it seems likely that it has become an arms race of communication technology. The politicians are most probably in the pockets of industry in the United States and elsewhere.

Conspiracy theorists are a result of a lack of trust in governments and a paucity of intelligence within the community. Free enterprise market economies love stupid people, as they can sell tons of extraneous junk to them. There are billions of people believing in all sorts of untrue and unproven stuff. Most people do not know how to tell the wheat from the chaff, when it comes to accessing information via the internet. Think of Donald Trump and his supporters in the United States. The medical facts about COVID-19 and 5G have certain parallels in their seemingly elusive nature for many human beings on this planet.

It needs to be said that we here at the Gay Sperm Bank hate dentists. Yes we feel sorry for them, staring inside people's gobs every day, but it's what they do to us that is the source of our hate. Dental anxiety is the core of it, pain is what runs it, once the drugs wear off the rage kicks in.

It's a simple fact that many dentists are simply mean. They derive pleasure from causing pain, they remove your beloved teeth and say "you should have come here earlier" while doing it. Make us feel guilty for not giving them more regular money by visiting them for dental check-ups, paying attention to their websites' lectures about dental hygiene, and ask us to purchase dental dams for lesbian licking sessions only from their online store, not when there's hordes of rich schoolkids in the waiting room for their regular Invisalign check ups.

But when it comes to emergency dentists you have to show some respect. With Coronavirus in the air, they're on the front line like any medical professional. If someone is in excruciating pain, if they've knocked a tooth out while trying to stay 1.5 metres away from a fellow supermarket shopper, or maybe fighting over a roll of toilet paper, then yep, they're there, and in fact in most countries now the only dental service that dentists are allowed to provide is emergency dentistry.

Gone, thanks to COVID-19, is the cosmetic dentistry, the smile makeover, the teeth whitening, the digital smile design, the Invisalign and the orthodontics. So now if you're visiting a dentist during this pandemic you're likely to be having dental anxiety as well as being in a great deal of pain, because emergencies are the only way you're going to be in a dentist's chair.

So this story brings us to the one dentist who will always be a hero for what he did in an emergency. He doesn't want the publicity, but he's a gay dentist. And one of our successful moms, waiting for her daughter to have her a dental cavity filled, suddenly felt herself going into labour. As she'd had a child many years before, the baby came out fast, and our gay dentist friend, in a truly unique emergency, delivered the baby in his dentist's chair. All we can tell you is that the lucky mom had her second daughter, and her daughter's name is Isabelle. Congratulations mom and daughter, and dentist!

Kids’ parties can be a battleground for identity in the 21C. Yes, those cute little affairs with fairies, pirates, princesses, superheroes, cowboys, and furry animals. Nothing brings an individual’s gender conditioning to the fore, as obviously as parenting. Family and cultural pressure is, often, brought to bear on these innocent little kiddies. Everyone has an opinion about what they should wear, including grandma and grandpa, parents, parent siblings and, even, friends. Colours for boys and colours for girls. The world seems very concerned at how these tots start out in life. Helping LGBTQI children join in with the crowd, yet grow their identity is an important aspect to consider.

Let Your Children Express Themselves

There might be male children who like feminine-orientated activities, such as unicorn parties. Conversely, there may be biologically identified girl children who wish to express their uber tomboy-ness. Let your children express themselves, how they want to, from the earliest time possible. We are learning not to impose our expectations upon our children, especially in terms of gender identity and sexual orientation. It is all about having fun and being accepted for who they are. Actually, when searching for medical insights into children’s psychology, being open to an unbiased discovery is the most important quality for parents of LGBTQI children.

Don’t Lie To Your Kids

Have you ever noticed how all parents portrayed on TV and in movies continually lie to their children? Ostensibly, they behave this way in an attempt to protect their kids from unpalatable truths. However, lying for whatever reason, usually, causes more problems than you originally started with. I would advise parents of all children, not just of LGBTQI kids, to refrain from lying to their kids. People of all ages deserve the truth, it is the only way they can, then, make informed decisions.

Innocence does not need to be protected by lies and omissions of truth. Innocence can withstand heartfelt honesty in all its emotional intensity. LGBTQI children do require a commitment to constant truthfulness by their parents and friends. In a world, which is still coming to terms with gender diversity and sexual orientation, it can be challenging for those individuals who appear to be swimming in a different direction with an unfamiliar stroke. If we can all remember that life is at its most beautiful when it offers the greatest diversity, then, this planet will be a better place for all to live on.

Looking over the recent national plebiscites on marriage equality for gay people, which have been held in various countries around the world, it made me very aware of one thing in particular. That is that putting people first and institutions second is a hallmark of what it means to be gay in the 21C.  Seeing and honouring the person rather than their sexual persuasion is an important advancement in the recognition of human rights within our societies. Gay people have, stereotypically, been acknowledged as great celebrators and party people, may the celebrations long continue for those granted marriage quality within their states.

Religious Folk Cannot See the Trees for the Forrest

It is unfortunate that many Christians put their institutions before the happiness of individual people. It is hard to understand how these churches and their brethren put their faith in customs from the Bronze Age. Denying that humanity has not evolved over four thousand years is condemning us all to perpetual cycles of hatreds and wars. Gay people have endured centuries of brutal repression and violence committed by hard-line religious regimes and their populations. Finally, the tide is turning and putting people first and institutions second is the order of the day in enlightened nations like Australia, New Zealand, and, even, Ireland.

Celebrating Life, a Gay Tradition

Celebrating life is a gay tradition and, now, celebrating a recognised union between two people who love each other is on the menu. May gay folk everywhere find sensational catering to victual their celebrations and parties. Check this site out for some fine gourmet catering in Sydney. The taste of sweet life on the lips of those that love is, now, accorded official recognition. May the wine be chilled, the oysters fresh, and the music pumping loudly.

Gay Culture is Alive & Well

A smile on the face of a gay person is like the sun shining on the planets in our solar system. We light up the dull and dispel the beige. We bring colour to every moment and function. We dance where others walk. We prance where others shuffle. Gay culture is alive and well, despite some of the reports of doom and gloom about. In the words of Hilary Clinton, “gay rights are human rights.” The 21C is the century of human rights and the recognition and respect for diversity. Viva the rainbow nation and those who share its orientation and beauty.

The opening up and legalisation of gay marriage in places like Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, recently, has prompted this paean to good living in the 21C. It seems, after centuries of discrimination and far worse behaviour the gay individual may look forward to a better life within certain communities around the globe. There are still horror stories emanating from places like Russia, South America, and various African nations, to name but a few, where homosexuals are pilloried and assaulted with appalling frequency. Sexual preference remains a sore bone of contention among fundamental religions around the globe.

If God is Good, He or She is Probably Gay

The words god and good have shared provenance. Surely if god is good, then, she or he is probably gay. Gay marriage is on the menu, now, for many same sex couples in the west. For far too long, restrictive homophobic religious organisations have acted and believed that they owned the institution of marriage. Well, today we can say you were misguided and you were wrong. You definitely weren’t Christian or Islamic in your behaviour toward other human beings. How you can call yourself a religious person and go about denying good things to different people has always struck me as inconsistent.

More Gay People in Higher Office

Comfortable living is all about acceptance and love within the community that you reside. Good living in the 21C is about shared values and an appreciation of diversity. Let us see more gay people in higher office, more disabled people in the media and on the streets, more ethnically diverse people in our communities, and more women filling leadership roles and being paid equally for all jobs they may do. Let us leave the elitist and exclusive behaviours of our misguided pasts behind us and embrace inclusiveness and truly loving thy neighbour for the first time.

Gay People Are Not Going to Bite You

It is all about opening up opportunities for those who have been neglected by church and state in the past. Plus, expanding the vision of our business leaders to be more inclusive toward those sectors of society it has ignored or been afraid of. Gay people are not going to bite you. Disabled people are not going to damage your business or your reputation, in fact they will enhance it. Paying women an equal wage will not send your business broke, it will establish parity in the marketplace for the very first time in history.

What makes a man choose to become a sperm donor? Is it a healthy conservative streak, not wishing to waste precious resources, and, perhaps, a belief in recycling? Or, is it a massive ego wank, and the desire to populate the world with reproductions of one’s self? Whatever it is, until they come up with a viable alternative, sperm remains an integral part of producing children. Anything when viewed in isolation, becomes a different kettle of fish altogether. The time-honoured recipe has usually been: physical attraction, copulation, pregnancy, labour and baby. These days, that succession of events and agencies is not, always, possible or preferable for some.

Using A Sperm Donor: Is It a Gamble When Done Correctly?

Everything in life is a gamble, when you really look at it. Security is an illusion we all maintain for as long as possible; until something jumps up and bites us. Physical attraction, AKA sexual chemistry, is evolution’s means of reducing that risk to the species. What we are attracted to on a biological level is supposed to be the best fit for the job. Whether evolution is up to speed on domestic violence, the twenty first century economy and other mitigating factors for healthy and happy children is a moot point. If you really must take a chance, in the words of ABBA “Take a Chance on Me”. That is what sexual and romantic love has to say on the matter.

Is medical negligence a real possibility, when it comes to sperm donorship and artificial insemination? Yes, if the wrong donor sperm or egg is used in the insemination, it open the door to legal action on this basis. In a perfect world we all would be happy to raise children of whatever provenance, but in this materialistic consumer society we are not. We want the child to be a certain colour, race, and from our own stock or choice of stock.

A Cambridge University study by Dr Sophie Zadeh, surveyed mothers, teachers and children to investigate how sperm donor children fared in comparison with children who were parented by couples. The children were aged between four and nine years. Obviously, this is not a long enough study to gather effective data about the positive or negative influence of fathers upon their children. It is, however, a good start in the right direction, as there are far too many assumptions made in this space. The outcome of the study showed no ill effects of parenting, which began via sperm donorship.

You buy a can of Sperm and you expect everything that you have been told about it is correct, that everything on the label is as it should be. You get it home, you ingest it, and nine months later, no, years later, you find out that it was all a pack of lies. The contents of that can was not, as it was made out to be. The provenance of that Sperm was from an entirely different source. Now, if this was an article about baked beans or soft drink, most of us would say, ‘ahem’. and move on. But babies come from sperm fertilised eggs, and the ramifications are far more serious and long lasting.

Fake It Until You Make It: The Danger of Fake & Unregistered Donors

Private enterprise likes to make money, and doesn’t much like too many details getting in the way of that. Too many sperm banks have operated laxly, in a largely unregulated market. This has resulted in sperm donors providing bogus backgrounds, which have not been properly scrutinised by the banks. The idea that you look your best, when filling out those donor forms, is understandable, but falsifying information is and should be a criminal offence. Claiming to be a neuroscientist, who plays ‘the Rach 2’ with your left hand in your downtime, when you are a diagnosed schizophrenic with narcissistic personality disorder, is just plain wrong.

Avoid health care issues by checking things out yourself. Never assume anything, my dear old dad used to say to me. The Washington Post reported on a lawsuit against the Xytex Corporation, a global sperm bank. This mob are rubbing everyone up the wrong way and giving the industry a bad name. A prolific registered sperm donor with Xytex, made wildly false claims about his educational status and musical talents, and his sperm was inseminated in countless women. Yuk, is the first thing that comes to my mind.

The gentleman in question was, basically, a pleaser, who when asked for qualifications, provided fake graduation certificates. However, a number of women plaintiffs are each seeking $6 million from the Xytex Corporation. Don’t you just love America! By the way, the errant donor did eventually get his degree, some 15 years later, but has hung up the old python and does not donate sperm any longer. Fake it until you make it: The danger of fake and unregistered donors. Don't believe everything you hear about sperm!

The 21st century work environment is more tolerant now than it has been at nearly any other time in the past. However, despite the growing tolerance in western nations to accept alternative lifestyles, it can still be difficult for individuals in the LGBTI community to find a workplace where they feel they truly belong and are at home. Multiple studies show that disproportionately, members of the LGBTI community tend to be better educated than non-LGBTI workers. This better education and better background provides them with a unique skill set which makes them perfect for work in the tech industry and particularly the social media industry.

Ditch the commute

One of the things that affects the LGBTI community more than most is stress. Living alternative lifestyles can make one feel isolated, even in communities that are welcome and accepting. This feeling can lead to disproportionate amounts of stress and so when one adds in the normal stress of working and the daily commute, it can become overbearing. However, a great way for lowering stress is to do online work with a social media marketing agency.

Working with social media agencies and doing work from home not only can allow for greater freedom and flexibility for work-life integration, but it can also remove a lot of unnecessary stress from life by simply working from home. The daily stresses of commuting and a potentially unfriendly work environment may cause stress to build up. But working from home in a digital marketing or SEO company allows one to be able to get work done peacefully and not have to deal with rush hour traffic. Not only this, but it also gives one the option of doing a small part for the environment by lowering the carbon footprint caused from driving.

A more welcoming workplace

Being able to work online with social media marketing agencies also provides greater flexibility and opportunity in the kind of work environment that one wants to do. Although there is a strong current of individuals on social media who have more traditional views, there is also a huge number of individuals working in social media for various online companies who not only have policies against discrimination, but also actively work to protect alternative lifestyles.

This means not only can you have the potential of commuting from home if you decide not to engage in the traditional workforce, but if you do decide to be a part of the greater team working together for social media, you will most likely find a welcoming environment full of people who support you and your life. It's a kind of openness that is found throughout the tech industry, particularly on social media platforms and in the social media workforce.

Social media not only offers a way to utilise an exceptional education, blossoming technological possibilities, and overcome simple stresses and challenges, but also to find a welcoming place to work. It is because of these opportunities and countless others that are afforded through social media employment and others that the tech industry has become something of a boomtown for those in the LGBTI community and beyond.

Some of the most compassionate and greatest human beings in history have batted for the other side. They have shared the love that dare not speak its name; to put it in the most melodramatic of terms. These days, we just say that they were gay. The ancient Greeks were, of course, great fans of homosexuality and lovers of their own gender. Some say, Socrates and Plato were at the forefront of this kind of thing, but I am not so sure about that. Alexander the Great was definitely a hero on a grand scale; and his love for Hephaestion was legendary (although his Wikipedia entry plays it down).

Gay Families Raising Disabled Children

The thing about being gay, is the misnomer in the name itself. Not all gay people are frivolous and party animals. I would posit that the greater majority of homosexuals are deep and tender, rather than superficially ‘gay’. That compassionate nature lends itself to shepherding the needy and being there for loved ones. Gay families raising disabled children, puts that deep and tender love to work on behalf of the most needy. Think of the clergy and the number of homosexuals who walk in the footsteps of Christ the compassionate.

Love comes in all shapes and sizes; and the church is home to a multitude of queer individuals. Only a small percentage of them are what you would call paedophiles and they have a problem, which requires treatment and control. The vast majority of gay clergy are either celibate or in relationships with consenting adults. Most priests are concerned with helping others in their communities and devote their lives to charity.

There are gay families raising disabled children all over the world, click here. In 2010, it was estimated that 19 % of the American population had a disability, which must be around 57 million people in total. The percentage of homosexuals in the USA is thought to be around 3.5%, which would be around just under 10 million people. When you crunch all those figures together, you get a sense of how many gay families raising disabled children there just might be. Both categories of human beings, and I stress the ‘human being’ label here most of all, are about diversity. We as a global population of human beings are at a stage where we are challenged with ‘growing up’; and accepting diversity is a sign of maturity. All these crazy fundamentalist religions from the Bronze Age: Judaism, Christianity and Islam are pitted against us growing up as human beings. They want to keep the world small and pretend that we still live in villages, raising goats and sheep. Well, wake up folks, we don’t!

Lesbians who want to get pregnant and have children need sperm. They may not like it, but that is a fact of nature. There is no denying that our world is rapidly changing in many ways. Technology is rendering many of our old assumptions irrelevant. But until cloning catches on, ethically, morally and legislatively, the sperms and egg conundrum remains. Turkey basters aside, test tube babies, IVF and the whole twenty first century fertilisation palaver is still singing to nature’s tune, when it comes to humans procreating. The penis and testicles are evolution’s answer to the best way of proceeding with this matter.

Lesbians Need Sperm: What Society Thinks

Western societies are, it seems, in favour of legalising gay marriages; apart from those ‘stick in the mud’ folks who read holy books written three thousand years ago. Things have moved on folks, Christmas is owned by retail corporations, and materialism has spawned technology. The nuclear family in the age of Apple and Google can have two mums and a kid, or two dads and a kid. Marriage has proved so challenging in the modern era that heterosexuals are happy to share the load with their homosexual brethren.

There are some lesbians, doing brothel work, who screw men for a living, but like to come home to a little lady. What a mixed up, shook up world we live in. Going down on a fella is no more soul destroying than working for a bank and screwing thousands of people out of their homes and living. Tortured dykes are not het up about the price of earning a living, but access to the acrid sperm. Lesbians need sperm if they are going to have babies and lead a full life with all the maternal trimmings.

Love, sex and marriage, and not necessarily in that order, are societies determiners in regard to producing children. Culturally, we have a big narrative running about ‘love’, and this drives all sorts of side industries like laws, fashion, and entertainment. Sex is a major commercial industry for recreational purposes, but its biological function remains procreation. Marriage is really all about property ownership, but is presented as the culmination of romantic love. Mars and Venus come together and make a bang, but after that the spark goes out of both. If Venus wants to live with Venus and make babies, they still need sperm, fortunately or unfortunately, it remains a fact of life.


Thanks to Australia’s gay men, the number of sperm donors in the country is increasing, ABC reported. As per the statistical data from the Fertility Society of Australia, the country’s sperm donors are comprised mostly of men from the United States. Usually, lesbian couples are the number one market of sperms from gay donors. In fact, a gay man in the United Kingdom had fathered 10 babies of lesbian women he met on Facebook.

Donating sperm to strangers is like a gamble. In this case, there are no free bookie bets that will allow you to try the game before investing in it. For instance, a British gay man donated his sperm to a lesbian couple years ago. But when they got separated, the child was raised by one of them. Due to a law regarding sperm donation, the gay man was forced to give child support to the kid he fathered.

May it be because of the financial benefits or out of love, some gay men give away their sperm. However, gay men in the United States are now prohibited from donating their sperm. This is in lieu with the recent guidelines of the Food and Drug Agency that bars gay men from donating sperm. According to the said agency, gay men are at high risk of carrying the AIDS virus.

There are also uncertainties surrounding gay sperm donors. Will their biological child turn out gay? Will the children be okay that their biological father is gay?

Gay Genes and Homosexuality
Homosexuality is definitely a hot issue. Some people argue that environmental factors trigger homosexuality. There are also those who believe that our genes are at fault here. However, research shows that genetics influences our sexual orientation.

Soon-to-be parents need not to worry about their children hating them for choosing a gay sperm donor. In fact, a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that kids who have gay dads are as well-adjusted as kids of straight parents. Other data illustrate that 88 percent of the surveyed group observed that their children are not depressed about their situation. That being said, at least one-fifth of the children experienced slurs from other people because of their gay dads.

In the end, regardless of the gay sperm situation, how the children view the world and make out of their situation depends on their upbringing.

The most important natural therapy that can boost fertility is diet; we are what we eat after all. In the modern western world the majority of us eat a lot of animal protein: chicken, beef, pork etc. In the traditional indigenous world people eat a lot more vegetable protein: cooked dried beans and nuts. Having babies is a natural process and links us to all the other mammals on the planet. It is an interesting fact that when five percent of total calories consumed are sourced from vegetable protein, rather than animal protein, the risk of ovulatory infertility plummets by more than fifty percent. This must say something about the diets designed for our bodies, and especially women’s bodies. Natural therapies to boost fertility focus on diet firstly.

In addition to this, the whole low-fat obsession of the late twentieth and twenty first century western world does not agree with getting pregnant. A child bearing woman’s body wants high fat dairy, so that it can store away food for the coming baby. There is no need to overdo the amount of regular-fat dairy you consume but give the low-fat dairy a miss for awhile if you are hoping to fall pregnant. Also, make sure that you are getting plenty of vitamins and minerals, either in your diet or through appropriate supplements. Folic acid, iron and multivitamins can all contribute to avoiding ovular infertility.

Fertility boosting foods like whole grains will provide B vitamins, vitamin E and fiber; plenty of fruit and vegetables will give you vitamin C and antioxidants in your diet; more pulses and less lean meats will adjust your protein sources to get that right vegetable versus animal balance and provide iron and zinc to your body; more regular-fat dairy will offer the protein and calcium your body needs; omega 3/DHA from oily fish, nuts and seeds (but no large fish that may have a high mercury content) are all good for mother and baby.

There is even a specialised fertility yoga, which professes to offer women poses that have been developed to enhance reproductive health. Your osteopath may, also, be able to help you improve your fertility status. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been shown to help with improving natural fertility; especially how to boost your sperm count. Careful diagnosis by a professional TCM practitioner and the judicious use of Chinese herbs can offer some people help in this matter. It is advisable, however, in relation to medicinal herbs generally to be careful of them. Certain botanicals have properties unsuitable for pregnant women and women seeking to become pregnant; seek expert advice before taking any medicinal herbs.


With young LGBTQI couples wanting to celebrate their new found legally married status in America by having children, the issue of funding comes up. Having kids costs money whether you are gay, straight or queer; and if we are going to change the world by producing beautiful tolerant human beings then we all need to chip in. Imagine, millions of loving children parented by loving LGBTQIs and all the colors of the rainbow being recognized by church and state. I am going to make a suggestion, which may seem ‘out there’ but, I think, is also a great idea.

Crowdfunding for LGBTQI parents who are in need of some financial support. We do not want to be bringing up LGBTQI kids in poverty, do we? We do not want any kids, whoever their parents are, being brought up in poverty. Well loved and nurtured children require materially sufficient households to grow up in. What about all those wealthy LGBTQIs, who do not wish to have their own children, getting involved through crowdfunding as some sort of ‘fairy god parents’. A relationship with a child can be an inspiring thing, helping him or her to achieve the things they want to achieve. Perhaps, as mentor or benevolent uncle or aunty; these people can share in the joy of bringing up children.

As in many indigenous communities, in the past and in the present, parenting was and is shared within the community. These kinds of things will make our LGBTQI communities stronger and more inclusive; with greater positive interaction between members based on shared responsibilities and love. Gay Sperm Bank (GSB) sees crowdfunding as a great financial structure to launch a ‘fairy god parent’ scheme into the broader LGBTQI community. Why should Crowdfunding always be about business funding? Why shouldn’t it embrace something even more important? Crowdfunding could replace the need for debt management; which confronts so many desperate parents.

Economically, advocacy of crowdfunding - with 45 million Americans below the poverty line, funding for impoverished LGBTQI couples is not so much a possibility as it should be an instant reality. Set up a crowdfunding website and establish your target budget, including a college education. Funding need not come in all at once, it could be an incremental things, as needed. You can post images online of family celebrations, sporting events and special achievements. The joy that this website could bring to the extended LGBTQI community through enriching relationships is mind boggling.

As of June 26, 2015 all American states are compelled to recognise and license same sex marriages based on the decision of the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. There are still a few states, as of January 2016, defying these federal same sex marriage laws. The opportunity to get legally married must be seen as a major step toward LGBTQI family rights. Prior to this sodomy laws have been struck down, also in the US Supreme Court, and repeals of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act have also occurred.

In 2010 President Barack Obama made changes to hospital visitation and moral decision-making rights to allow gay and lesbian partners recognition in this fundamental and highly sensitive area. This followed a number of distressing cases where partners and children were denied access to their partners by hospitals, even in terminal situations. LGBTQI family rights: an update on USA legislation shows it to be a work in progress; but progress is being made.

Importantly, access to IVF and sperm donors has been a LGBTQI right for some time now; which goes to the heart of family rights. Now, as the right to marry and have their marriages officially recognized by federal law, LGBTQIs can enjoy the rights of all Americans and have families. There is always a time lag between new legislation and acceptance from the public at large; but these courageous people are no stranger to insensitive behaviours by the ‘so-called’ moral majority. The big difference now is that LGBTQIs have the law on their side.

With the federal election year now in full swing, LGBTQIs will be watching the Democrat versus Republican political battle with interest. Obviously, a Republican victory would set the reform agenda back but they will not have immediate control over the Supreme Court; the freedom of the judiciary is where the greatest LGBTQI family rights victories have occurred. A Bernie Sanders or Hilary Clinton victory in the presidential race would continue the rapid progress, now being made in LGBTQI human rights.

Gay Sperm Bank (GSB) urges all LGBTQIs to get involved in the political contest and continue the great work that has been done in this area by LGBTQI activists and lobbyists to this date. GSB wants to see stronger LGBTQI communities and more LGBTQI parents having babies and children. Family rights are the rights of all American citizens. The fight is not yet over.

Conceiving a child is not always straight forward, whether you are gay or straight. Fertility support for lesbian couples is sometimes needed; as it is for heterosexual couples who are having trouble conceiving. There is no shame or anything else in seeking help in this situation; in fact it makes perfect sense. Lesbian couples have a number of options when they choose to have a child. They can contact a willing male friend to be the sperm donor and they can either use the ‘turkey baster’ method or contrive the insemination through other means.

Legally in America, they are not allowed to use fresh sperm for insemination, due to the risk of transmitting infectious diseases. The sperm must be frozen and quarantined for six months prior to insemination. In addition, the donor must be tested before he donates his sperm, and at the time of thawing it out for insemination, for HIV I & II, all STDs, Hepatitis B & C, and HTLV.

Frozen sperm rates show that only one in eight men will have sperm capable of withstanding the defrost process. The cost of testing, freezing and thawing donor sperm is also expensive; and with the sperm of a friend there is no guarantee that it will work. Fertility support for lesbian couples in America is still fairly discriminative. As insurers can demand proof of infertility before they will cover the costs involved in artificial insemination.

Success rates of turkey basting artificial insemination are very low, around less than five percent; in most cases repeated attempts are necessary. Another alternative is Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), using donor sperm under the guidance of an endocrinologist. The success rate of this technique can be as high as fifteen to twenty five percent; especially with Clomid helping ovulation. If all of these techniques fail repeatedly then IVF treatments are available. IVF is expensive, but it has high rates of success when compared with the processes already listed. The age of the woman wishing to conceive is also a major factor and must be taken into consideration.

There are a number of natural remedies and pharmaceuticals on the market designed to improve a woman’s fertility; and thus her ability to conceive. Infertility treatment advice can be sought from a number of medical specialist clinics in this field. Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Insemination (ICSI) is also available; and this is where an immature sperm is injected into an egg.