You are invited to the Family Equality Festival (7 – 17 May, 2017)
The very first Family Equality Festival will take place in Moscow, Russia, on May 7 – 17, 2017.
It is a unique event hosted by “Resource LGBTQIA Moscow”, centre for social, psychological and cultural projects, and is linked to the International Family Equality Day (IFED) celebrated on May 7th this year as well as to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) which will focus on family equality.
The Family Equality Festival is a gathering of families, an opportunity for families to get to know each other, whether they are alike or different, a chance to express themselves through creative arts and sports, to learn about their rights, to discuss relevant issues and look for solutions together. It is a celebration of diversity and a ceremony of recognising the importance of every family regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristics.
We invite LGBTQIA families and their loved ones, the LGBTQIA community and all those to whom the values of partnership, family, love and mutual support matter.
The 10 days of the Festival will bring:
|7 May – 17 May
Sunday – Wednesday
|14 – 22||“A revelation of identity”, “A revelation of intimacy”, “Family stories. A revelation of meaning” photo exhibitions open to viewers.|
|7 May, Sunday||19 – 22||Opening Ceremony of the Festival. Celebration of the International Family Equality Day.|
|8 May, Monday||15 – 18||Round table discussion for journalists: how to write about LGBTQIAs and LGBTQIA families. Risks and opportunities.|
|19 – 21||Film showing dedicated to family and parenting. Discussion.|
|9 May, Tuesday||16 – 18||“The rights of LGBTQIA families” talk show|
|19 – 22||Artistic performances by the “Rainbow lamp” literary club|
|10 May, Wednesday||19 – 21||Seminar about trans* families and trans* parents|
|11 May, Thursday||19 – 21||Psychological workshop for LGBTQIA families and parents|
|12 May, Friday||19 – 22||Team building activities from the “Play space” development club|
|13 May, Saturday||12 – 14||“Rainbow fun runs” in Kolomenskoe park|
|15 – 17||People and couples living with HIV. Family support.|
|18 – 23||“Rainbow fashion” catwalk show. Party.|
|14 May, Sunday||12 – 16||Living library event “Different families”|
|16 – 18||Fellowship for Rainbow families, family discussion club.|
|19 – 21||“Non-monogamous relationships”, seminar and discussion|
|15 May, Monday||19 – 21||Seminar on reproductive technologies for LGBTQIA parents|
|16 May, Tuesday||19 – 21||Legal seminar concerning issues of LGBTQIA partnerships and parenting.|
|17 May, Wednesday||19 – 22||Awards and Appreciation Ceremony for couples and families. Closing ceremony of the Festival.|
See you at the Festival! We are different, but we are united!
Please contact us with any questions regarding the Festival:
Phone number: +7 929 5214951