International Family Equality Day (IFED) is celebrated worldwide for the third time, on the first weekend in May. The initiative to mark this day was launched by Network of European LGBT Family Associations (NELFA) in order to raise social awareness on the need of achieving equality of all families and on developing legal framework where LGBTQ families would have the same legal protection and rights as heterosexual families. The number of LGBTQ families in the world is increasing.

This year, Croatia joins the celebration of International Family Equality Day for the first time. The celebration is organized by “Dugine obitelji” organization (Rainbow families). Modelled on similar organizations in the world, “Dugine obitelji” gather LGBTQ couples and individuals who either already have children or who would like to have them, but also all LGBTQ persons who would like to find out more about challenges and positive aspects of planning a LGBTQ family.

“Dugine obitelji” wish to invite everyone interested to join them on Saturday, 3 May 2014 at 7 p.m. on round table “Family planning” in multimedia institute MaMa (Preradovićeva 18) in Zagreb.

On the following day, Saturday 4 May 2014 at 2 p.m. a picnic will be organized on Tuškanac in Zagreb, on the green area between Dubravkin put and the Academy of Fine Arts. In case of bad weather, instead of the picnic a brunch and mingling will be held at multimedia institute MaMa, also starting at 2 p.m.

Admission to all events is free of charge, but please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to:

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