About the authors

Rachel and Sarah Hagger-Holt, authors of Pride and Joy: A guide for LGBT parents

We are lesbian parents, with two children aged six and eight. Rachel is a clinical psychologist and Sarah works in charity communications.

Together, we have previously written ‘Living It Out: A survival guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians, their friends, families and churches’.

We wrote ‘Pride and Joy’ because we believe that by encouraging LGBT parents to share stories and experience, we can become role models for each other.

Over the course of 12 months, we interviewed or corresponded with more 70 lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents. They are the real LGBT parenting experts. Their words and advice fill the pages of ‘Pride and Joy’ and we hope that you will find their stories move, interest and inspire you, as they did us.

We’d love to come and talk about ‘Pride and Joy’ and share stories from the book. If you would like to invite us to an event or festival or have an idea for organising an event near you, just get in touch.