Thursday, May 1, 2014

[Australia - Melbourne] Come Celebrate International Family Equality Day and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Rainbow Families Council proudly presents a combined celebration for rainbow families across Victoria.

Join us to celebrate both International Family Equality Day and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on

Saturday 17 May 2014.

Meet at Quarries Park, corner of Ramsden and Field Street, Clifton Hill from 1pm to 4pm.

BYO picnic and rug, the footy, scooters for the skate ramps and even your puppy for a fun rainbow families afternoon together in the park. Don’t forget the Kids vs Grown Ups soccer match at 2pm.

There will be craft activities for the kids, a fantastic playground to explore and there is the lovely Merri Creek to walk (or ride your bike) along too.

Find us at the Rainbow Flag!

So what exactly are we celebrating?

On May 4 2014, LGBTQ family organizations from around the world will join forces, for the third time, to increase the international visibility of LGBTQ families. Regardless of different legal, political and social circumstances around the world, the dramatic increase in the numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people choosing to raise children is a global phenomenon.

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is recognised in over 60 countries around the world on 17 May, the 1990 date when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.

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