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01/02/2019 10:34 GMT | Updated 15/02/2019 14:30 GMT

Will Young To Read 'Two Dads' Book On CBeebies To Celebrate LGBT Families

"More so than ever, families in all forms should be recognised and celebrated." 🙌

Will Young will be reading a children’s story about same sex parents on CBeebies to celebrate LGBT families.

The singer is reading ‘Two Dads’ for his CBeebies Bedtime Story – a tale of a boy who has been adopted and finds himself happily raised by two fathers.

Young is reading the book to mark LGBT History Month, and believes families “of all forms” should be recognised and appreciated.

“I’ve never been more sure that inclusivity starts from the youngest possible age,” he said. “I hope these stories will be used for years to come.” 

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“Children’s books are one of the first ways we learn about the world around us so I’m overjoyed to be reading a story to mark LGBT History Month,” said Young.

“More so than ever, families in all forms should be recognised and celebrated – whether that’s two dads, two mums, families with a mum and a dad, those with a single parent, adoptive families and so on.”

Two Dads’ is written by Carolyn Robertson and illustrated by Sophie Humphreys. You can watch Young reading from the book on 9 February.