The upcoming conference in Barcelona is expected to attract 700-800 people, including both parents and parents-to-be. The half-day elaborate seminar and exhibit will be the main components of this comprehensive “how-to” parenting program, and it will be also open to prospective parents who may not otherwise take part in the 4-day conference. Prospective parents and LGBT family activists will also have opportunities to learn about service providers at the Conference’s four day Parenting Resources Display,and the Gay Parenting Services Exhibit before and after the seminar. In addition, at least eight leading agencies and clinics from the United States and Europe will hold hour-long private reception or Q&A sessions on Sunday and Monday afternoon.
About the 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. More information: www.familieslgtb2012.org
About the Network of European LGBT Families Organizations (NELFA)
The Network of European LGBT Families Associations (NELFA) was created in May 2009 to bring together the associations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their children from European nations under one organization. While strong organizations in places like the Netherlands, Germany, France and Spain have been around for a decade or more, and already represent tens of thousands families, many new “Rainbow Families” organizations have been created in recent years in countries such as the UK, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal and Hungary. Since its formation NELFA grew from 7 founding members to 20 associations from 17 different countries. More information: www.NELFA.org