Greetings from Germany, 3 May 2015


Just like the last years, a big political picnic took place in Düsseldorf on the grounds next to the river Rhine, in front of the ministry for health, emancipation, social care and age.

The participants were catching attention for the situation of lesbian and gay parents and their children and demonstrating at the same time for equal rights of all kinds of families.

Thank you all!


IFED 2015: The Kids Are All Right!

Rainbow families throughout Germany claim respect and equality for their kids

The first weekend in May rainbow families in six German cities spread throughout the country joined together to celebrate the fourth International Family Equality Day with their children, grandparents, relatives, friends and straight allies. Although the weather was mixed, our families proudly raised their rainbow flags. While the German Rainbow Family Center in Berlin organized a picnic in the park with local politicians, families in Stuttgart tackled the Killesberg tower. Afterwards the children enjoyed playing in the playground while parents had time to share experiences.

By celebrating IFED in Germany, we hope to reach out to the hearts and minds of politicians and society at large in order to finally achieve full equality for rainbow families. Additionally, the world needs to know that our children are not only ‘all right’, but they are thriving and blossoming in their rainbow families!

International Family Equality Day is an annual celebration of all the progress that has been made in gay rights. Nonetheless, marriage equality is the next step in achieving equality for rainbow families in Germany!

Lisa Green / René Mertens


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