International Family Equality Day 2019: United We Stand!

Motivation and strength in unity – this will be the powerful motto of next year’s International Family Equality Day. Join and be a part of it!

The success story continues: On Sunday, 5 May 2019, the 8th International Family Equality Day (IFED) will be commemorated in over 100 cities in about 50 countries across the globe. Founded as an LGBTIQ*-awareness day in 2012, the IFED has grown into a worldwide movement that promotes equality for everyone and celebrates the beauty of every type of family.

Strength, motivation and courage

While the 2018 IFED focused on the protection of children’s rights, next year’s edition will emphasize unity as a source of strength, motivation and courage to stand up for equal rights for all families. “The feeling of being united in a cause is incredibly powerful,” says IFED Board member Polina Gamburg (Russia). “The upcoming IFED will be a joyful reminder of that and help us to always draw on this feeling.“

Mutual support

People can empower each other in various settings or collaborations – be it within a family or within communities and neighborhoods. “We are proud to stand united with our allies,” explains IFED Co-President Maivon Wahid (Fiji). “Cities, organizations, institutions and all those working with us for more open societies that appreciate the richness of diversity.”

Open to everyone

The International Family Equality Day can be marked in countless ways – from small gatherings to large marches, from picnics, visits to the zoo, museum gatherings, school celebrations, boat trips and parties to panel discussions and regional forums. “IFED is an opportunity for people to gather, to stand tall and proud and to fight for the simple message of unity and love,” says Board member Ging Cristobal (Philippines). “Let’s leave a legacy for the next generation.”

DOWNLOAD IFED Infographic 2019
IFED Leaflet 2019
IFED Report 2018

To order a hard copy of the IFED Annual Report 2018, please contact:

Gin Cristobal (IFED Board Member, Philippines): +63 917 557 04 05
Matcha Phorn-in (IFED Board Member, Thailand): +66 882 60 72 03
Maivon Wahid (IFED Co-President, Fiji): +679 900 86 58

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In 2022 IFED was celebrated in 237 Towns in 71 Countries. Greetings to all LGBTIQ* Families, related, friends, activists out there.

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