We are delighted to be attending The Modern Family Show 2021. The only LGBTQ+ family building event in Europe, taking place physically this September in London.
The organisers are marketing this as anything but, an exhibition. In fact, it’s very refreshing and true to its name. Michael and Wes Johnson-Ellis the founders of The Modern Family Show 2021 have never shied away from hard work and are passionate about supporting the trying to conceive community through their amazing work and established online brand TwoDadsUK, but also the loyalty to their community (LGBTQ+). ‘This is a big deal for us, and it was a risk, but it’s the right thing to do, the response has been overwhelming. The Modern Family Show is not an exhibition; this is an event, and we’re here to celebrate family creation on all levels’ says Michael the Co-Founder of The Modern Family Show.
In 2019 the number of same-sex families in the UK has risen by 40% to 212,000 since 2015. Same-sex cohabiting couples remain the most common type of same-sex family, but this has decreased from 59.6% in 2015 to 51.6% in 2019, driven by the growing number of same-sex married couple families.
The Modern Family Show 2021 takes residency at the iconic 8 Northumberland on the on the 18 September 2021 just off Trafalgar Square, London. The Ballroom sets the scene for the main area of exhibitors, the backdrop of the impressive Main Stage sponsored by the iconic British brand, Silver Cross.
This one-day boutique event is the only UK family creation show exclusively designed for the LGBTQ+ community, informing attendees about UK and International family creation options, with a real emphasis on Education. Wes proudly boasts ‘Visually this will be one of the most stunningly unique exhibitions of 2021, it’s a celebration of our community, especially given the last 18 months. Creatively – nothing even rivals it, we’re working with one of the most admired LGBT+ fertility allies, particular the lesbian and trans communities, to create some of the most incredible educational material to support everyone from the wider LGBTQ+ community’.
Carole Gilling Smith Medical Director from The Agora in Brighton comments “I am delighted that Michael and Wes have taken the baton to create a safe space for all those in the LGBTQ+ community to come and talk openly and honestly to professionals about their dreams to create a family. At the Agora we believe that everyone, whatever their gender or sexual orientation, should be empowered with the freedom of reproductive choice, whether it be now or in the future. What I love about this event is that the organisers are doing just that by putting education at the top of their priorities ‘
Whether its Surrogacy, IVF/IUI, Sperm or Egg Donation, Fertility Preservation, Trans-Parenting, Adoption, Fostering, Co-Parenting or Solo Parenting; The Modern Family Show is the only UK event dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, run and managed by the community, and thankfully all under one roof. And we’re so proud of what this will achieve for so many needing this type support.
Michael proudly states ‘we’re delighted with the response from the industry, our sponsors are in situ and can be found here with two charity partners; Mermaids and Diversity Role Models, two inspirational charities. The Modern Family Show sponsors were all secured within four days of the preview of the event, testament to type of show this will be, and the support this will provide.
Tickets available now here