2nd European LGBT Families Gathering - Catalonia 2012
Hundreds of LGBT families from across Europe and elsewhere
Educational and networking activities for parents
Fun activities and leisure time in a seaside resort
Affordable all-inclusive program including excursions
Parenting resources and workshops for prospective parents
The educational activities will take place alongside fun activities for children, in a multicultural and multilingual environment. The elaborate program will include discussions about LGBT family rights across Europe, comprehensive parenting workshops and exhibitions for prospective parents, and plenty of opportunities for networking and sharing of our life experiences.
This gathering will takes place as around the continent there are dramatic social changes with advances in LGBT rights, visibility and social acceptance, and a growing desire to become parents. Leading and benefiting from these trends are the LGBT family associations around the continent, many of whom established in the last few years. The umbrella organization, NELFA, grew from 7 members in 2009 to 20 today. In the first European wide conference in Paris over 500 people participated, and the event enjoyed unprecedented attention from public figures and the media
Complete multilingual conference and recreational program
About the Network of European LGBT Families Organizations (NELFA)
The objective of the Second European LGBT Families Conference
The Second European Conference on LGBT Families will combine
presentations, workshops, shared life experiences and leisure time. We are expecting between 700 and 800 people from different European countries and beyond. Our main objective is to empower social change, make our families visible, and have an impact on the media in our respective countries. We work together with other organizations and governments to address inequality suffered by LGBT families and their children and spread the achievements of LGBT rights across the continent.