The Agora Clinic is the first and only fertility clinic to be Official Partners of Brighton Pride. More than 1300 babies have been born as a result of treatment at the clinic, with over 100 babies born through donor sperm insemination alone. In addition to donor sperm treatment, the clinic offers egg-sharing and egg donation between partners, as well as fertility preservation to patients undergoing gender re-assignment.
Clinic Director, Carole Gilling-Smith, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the festival organisers at this incredible event and hope we can increase awareness of the parenting options available to the LGBTQ community.” She added: “We believe that it’s really important to offer people access to sound medical, scientific and legal advice before they embark on alternative parenting, as well as the compassionate care and support that’s needed for this journey”.
The Agora’s float features talented students from Brighton’s Theatre Workshop Stage School performing improvisations dressed in creative, fertility-related costumes to showcase the clinic’s work.
Heather Peace, who with her wife Ellie received successful treatment at the Agora leading to the birth of their daughter, will be making an appearance at the clinic’s Pride stand in the Pride Community Village in Preston Park. Please do come and chat to her about her experience. Staff from the clinic will also be on hand to answer any questions.
For more information about Brighton & Hove Pride, see: www.brighton-pride.org