• One of the families from Gayby Baby (SBS)Source: SBS
Meet the children from same-sex families whose interviews helped shape documentary Gayby Baby
By
Gavin Scott

4 Mar 2016 - 3:38 PM  UPDATED 4 Mar 2016 - 3:49 PM

To say there’s been a lot of talk lately about marriage equality, same-sex relationships and children raised by same-sex parents would be a massive understatement. Documentary Gayby Baby sought to do what no one else was doing – talk to the children themselves.

Focusing on four children with gay or lesbian parents, the film explores their experience growing up and, in some cases, how they’ve grappled with being “different”. Observational in style, it lets the children’s stories speak for themselves.

The process of making Gayby Baby spanned three-and-a-half years, during which time filmmaker Maya Newell spoke to several other children in similar familial situations. Although these kids did not end up featuring in the documentary, the interviews played an important part in shaping the final product. 

 

Red has a different spin on being unique

Abbey is all for freedom of hair length

Makayla gives a solid argument in favour of marriage equality

Sunnai has four mums and one dad, but so what

Bryony considers whether children of same-sex families will turn out to be gay

 

Watch Gayby Baby  on Monday, 7 March at 9:50pm (AEDT) on SBS 2 and on SBS On Demand.