In this episode of OutBüro Voices featuring LGBTQ professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders from around the world, host Dennis Velco chats with Michael Johnson-Ellis gay dad and entrepreneur helping the LGBTQ community be informed on family building and family life.
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When Michael met his partner, his partner had a daughter from a previous marriage with a female. Michael had worked for some time in the fertility industry marketing to prospective parents. Early in their relationship they talked of having kids together and started their research to find information tailored to a gay couple. It became apparent that there was not much. They began documenting their journey creating a following on Instagram and Facebook with the handle of TwoDadsUK. While attending a family planning expo they saw a transgender couple who appeared shy to approach information booths due to the unwanted attention they received. Michael warmly invited the transgender couple over and shared all the information he could with them.
After that event, Michael and his husband decided that there needs to be a family planning expo specifically for the LGBTQ community that is welcoming to everyone. The Modern Family Show was born. Through his past work contacts he began contacting businesses and speakers. The interest was strong leading to all booths and speaker spaces being booked in a short 4 months. Due to COVID, the event has been postponed and currently due to take place in September 2021. There is already interest to expand the event to the United States in 2022. The event and websites cover all family planning methods from fostering, adoption, surrogacy, and more.
To connect with Michael find him on OutBüro here. https://outburo.com/profile/twodadsuk/
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