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EUROPEAN NETWORK OF LGBT FAMILIES ASSOCIATIONS
Brussels, March 2012
NELFA – the Network of European LGBT Families Associations – will incorporate under Belgian law as an international non-profit association (AISBL) on March 12th, 2012. Official NELFA headquarters will be located in the Rainbow House in Brussels.
Twelve NELFA founding members from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland will take a major step towards further consolidating NELFA’s work on behalf of LGBT families in Europe.
With 22 associations representing 14 European countries and thousands of LGBT families, NELFA works to ensure that children of LGBT families in Europe are granted the same rights as children from other families. NELFA encourages European countries to adopt legal systems and equal opportunity policies that do not discriminate against LGBT families, be it legally, financially, educationally or socially
NELFA also works to ensure the freedom of movement of LGBT families within the European Union without their family life being compromised by entering or settling in another Member State.
NELFA promotes the exchange of information between its members and assists in creating and in developing LGBT families associations in Europe.
2nd European Meeting of LGBT Families – CATALONIA 2012
From April 28th to May 1st, 2012, NELFA is hosting the 2nd European Meeting for LGBT Families, in Lloret del Mar, Catalonia, Spain, in collaboration with the Catalan LGBT families association, FLG.
The event will bring 800 participants from all over Europe together. The meeting is being supported, among others, by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Government of Catalonia, and the Municipality of Figures.
For more information on NELFA and CATALONIA 2012, join our Lunch Reception on Monday, March 12th, 2012, between 13h15 and 14h30, at the Rainbow House, rue du Marché au Charbon, 42, 1000 Brussels (http://g.co/maps/4edpy).
More information on the web:
NELFA FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NELFA/202256119452
CATALONIA 2012: http://www.familieslgtb2012.org
TRAILER “RIGHT TO LOVE”: http://vimeo.com/29720188
VIDEO “LEGAL JUNGLE: SAME-SEX FAMILIES TRAPPED BETWEEN EU COUNTRIES”: http://vimeo.com/23847001
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