Australian Kids’ Show to Feature Child with Two Dads

By Ashley R. Lierman

Play School, Australia’s longest-running children’s show, plans to include a family with two fathers in a multitude of different family structures in its “My Family, Your Family” segments, according to The Guardian. The segment will focus on children from different types of Australian families, also including “an adopted family, an extended family, a blended family, [and] an Indigenous nuclear family,” based on its recent casting calls. The show was criticized in 2004 for airing a similar segment featuring a child with two mothers, but creators have stood by the choice. They now feel that the “conversation has definitely evolved” around same-sex parents in popular culture, and that rather than courting controversy, the segment will simply portray “a reflection of contemporary Australian life.”


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