Utilities for LGBT Families
Rainbow Europe: legal situation for LGBT people in Europe - side A (Jul 2009)
Rainbow Europe: legal situation for LGBT people in Europe - side B
Children's Report ILGA (Dec 08, the rights of children raised in lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender families)
Different Families, Same Rights? (Dec 07, LGBT Freedom and Justice in the EU)
Different Families, Same Rights? (Dec 07, LGBT Fam under international Human)
Information about Rainbowfamilies for teacher and experts in Switzerland (Feb 2009, Dr. L. Herrmann-Green, written in german)
Happy Pride 2012 around the world!
We wish all LGBT-Families around the world Happy Pride. Thank you to ILGA-Portugal for this wonderfull Video. At Lisbon's Pride there's also "Little Pride" (Arraialito), a fun event aimed at all families and their children, because the rainbow is for all when it shines up in the sky.
Documentary - "Right2Love"
The documentary “Right2Love” was premiered in Lloret. It highlighted the differences in legislation across Europe and provided a strong argument for the legal protection of all LGBT families.
Video - Son of two mothers
Rome Pride, conference - "The Kids Are All Right"
Clement Denoix, 25, from Nantes, has two mothers. He will relate his experience. Other guest speakers: Giuseppina La Delfa, president of Famiglie Arcobaleno, the association of Italian gay and lesbian parents
Video - Legal Jungle: same-sex families trapped between EU countries
This 10-minutes video “Legal jungle: same-sex families trapped between EU countries” highlights the key problems and discrimination same-sex families and their children experience due to the lack of mutual recognition of civil status of their families.
Video - Film highlights problems of children with gay and lesbian parents
Children with lesbian and gay parents face real discrimination because of the lack of equality for same sex families in Ireland under the Civil Partnership Act, according to a new short film launched today by Marriage Equality.
The campaign highlights some of the key differences between civil partnership and civil marriage, and seeks to raise awareness of Marriage Equality’s mission to end the marriage ban for same sex couples and the consequent discrimination faced by families and children.
The group claims that civil partnership legislation leaves same sex families and their children with fewer rights than married heterosexual families.
Research carried out by Marriage Equality has identified more than 140 differences between civil partnership and civil marriage.
The new short film, called "Rory’s Story", gives viewers a glimpse at the life of a boy who has two mums.
Marriage Equality Director Moninne Griffith said: "We want people to know that although Civil Partnership is a step in the right direction, it is not marriage and it’s not equality. For example, civil partnership does not allow children to have a legally recognised relationship with both of their parents - only the biological one. This causes all sorts of problems with schools and hospitals as well as around guardianship, access and custody."
Conor, a supporter of Marriage Equality who also grew up with two mums, echoed the message of the film, saying: "It scares me to know that when me and my brother were children, if anything had happened to our birth mum, there was a risk that we could have been taken from our other mum, because she is not recognised as our legal parent. That’s why campaigns like marriage equality are so important."
The film will be featured on Marriage Equality’s website, www.marriagequality.ie