IFED & IDAHOT celebrates the rainbow of families in our world!
Given the proximity in dates and values of the International Family Equality Day (IFED), early May, we have taken the very natural and exciting decision to combine IFED and IDAHOT in 2017.
IFED May 7 & IDAHOT 17, 2017
The IDAHOT will of course remain open to any other initiatives, either around other aspects related to Families, or on other issues. As always, the focus issue constitutes a possible entry point for mobilisation, advocacy and alliance building, but only if this is relevant for each stakeholder.
If 7 May or 17 May 2017 is not a suitable date in your country, there is no problem – simply choose a day near this date to celebrate with us!
This focus includes both
– The role of families in the well-being of their LGBTIQ* members
– The respect of the rights of LGBTIQ* families (rainbow families)
Regardless of different legal, political and social circumstances around the world, the dramatic increase in the numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ*) people choosing to raise children is a global phenomenon.
The first IFED was launched in 2012 as a sign of solidarity and pride to promote equality for all families. Participation is steadily increasing: this year in 2016, six more countries joined the ‘IFED family’: Ecuador, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Venezuela.
The map shows all countries that celebrate this day. Click on a marker and get more information.