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Couple demand equal fertility treatment from NHS

They just want to become mothers, but say they’re being discriminated against because of their sexuality.

YouTubers Megan Bacon Evans and her wife Whitney have launched a campaign demanding equal fertility treatment – after they were told they’d have to pay up to £30,000 to a private clinic before they could get any help from the NHS.

In an interview Megan said “We were really shocked to find out to get any help from the NHS we would have to go through six rounds. Even for one round we’re already at £6,000. We’ve had a lot of our followers message us and say they can’t afford to get pregnant,” she added.

Megan and Whitney are using their YouTube channel to campaign for equal access for fertility services for LGBT+ couples.

The couple have heard desperate stories from their followers trying to get pregnant.

“They were going to Facebook and finding sperm donors and doing it for free at home. I was shocked! Who knows what their medical backgrounds are?,” they added.

Stonewall’s Eloise Stonborough added “It very much depends on where you are – whether or not you have access to appropriate treatment. Whether you’re required to pay privately for donor sperm once you have access to NHS-funded IVF,” said .

“The NHS and Department of Health need to review their guidance to make sure it’s much clearer for CCGs [Clinical Commissioning Groups] about what they provide and where,” she added.

Whitney and Megan have started a petition and as well as more financial help they are asking for changes in care for LGBT+ couples whop are trying for a baby.

“We are asking for formal training with NHS staff on all LGBT+ issues. We’ve heard stories of some doctors saying ‘who’s the real mum or where’s the dad?’,” said Whitney.

The government said it was committed to reviewing IVF equality to ensure all couples get equal access to fertility treatment regardless of sexuality.

Whitney and Megan hope their petition gets enough signatures to get their petition debated in parliament.

Rose and Rosie have reveal the first time they met, had sex and their first fight

In an original PinkNews series, First Times, Lesbian and bisexual YouTube couple Rose and Rosie reveal their first times–including when they met, first time they kissed and experienced homophobia and biphobia.

The pair have been filming their relationship since its early stages, and fans have seen them get married.

Rosie explained

“It’s weird because we can’t really separate our relationship and YouTube because the moment we started dating, Rose started turning on the camera and broadcasting it online. So people do ask how’s it affected our relationship, but I don’t know because we haven’t not YouTubed our relationship.”

The couple shared the first time they met, their first kiss and first time experiencing biphobia and homophobia.

Bisexuals Explain Lesbians Dating (Video)

In this awesome video (Some) Bisexuals Explain Dating (Some) Lesbians – a follow up to Arielle Scarcella‘s Lesbians Explain Dating Bisexuals –  YouTuber Ashley Mardell delves into the subject of biphobia with fellow bisexuals YouTubers, and their subsequent experiences of dating lesbians.

The key issue raised with the lack of inclusion, especially from lesbian spaces.

Gaby Dunn explains

I don’t love the implication I get from lesbians that I’m somehow less than, like I shouldn’t be involved in their group or I’ve had it easier or like, well, ‘At the end of the day you could just date a man, and you’d be fine.’

There is biphobia in the lesbian community that makes it tough in that if you’re a lesbian who doesn’t have negative feelings about bisexuals, your friends might, and they might give you shit. Or the high-fiving over being gold star.”

Fellow YouTuber Rosie, highlights the issues in dating

I’ve had a problem from other people. It’s quite upsetting that people without knowing the facts would be like, ‘No, I’d never date a bisexual.’ If the relationship is going to work, there are other factors, like love and trust. Your sexuality doesn’t affect that.”


’10 Worst Ways To Break Up’ by YouTubers Bria And Chrissy

With over 48 million views and 300 thousand combined subscribers, the performing duo known as BriaAndChrissy has quickly become YouTube’s most popular singing lesbian couple. Known for their catchy songs with inspiring lyrics, the two use music and comedy to promote equality.

Watch their latest video ’10 Worst Ways To Break Up’