NELFA Utilities for LGBTIQ* Families

ULB: surrogacy among gay dads - surveyThe Brussels university ULB just started a study about surrogacy among gay fathers. The researchers asks for people concerned to contribute and to fill out a survey. Find all necessary information in this document. May 2018
NELFA Keynote Speech for IDAHOT in the Council of the EU 2018On 17th of May 2018, NELFA Secretary Björn Sieverding held the keynote speech at the fourth equal opportunities office awareness event for #IDAHOTB in the General Secreteriat of the Council of the European UnionMarch in Brussels. This is a short version of the prepared speech. Happy reading!May 2018
NELFA Action Plan 2018-2020NELFA Action Plan 2018-2020At the AGM in Lisbon on 17th of March 2018, NELFA delegates approved the new "Action Plan" for the Network. It contains the strategic goals for the new Board.March 2018
Rainbow Family Festival on Aeroe Island (PRESS RELEASE)Lorraine Hayles from Denmark is preparing the first Rainbow Family Festival from 19th to 25th of August 2018, on Aeroe Island. If you want to join, please, read the press release! More information on: 2018
European Rainbow Families Meeting in Berlin, 28/29th of April 2018Please, register for the little European Rainbow Families Meeting in Berlin and send a scan of the document to Deadline is 31 March 2018!March 2018
European Rainbow Families Weekend in Berlin 28/29th of April 2018This is the programme draft for the little European Rainbow Families Meeting in Berlin this April. See you there?March 2018
NELFA Annual Report Presentation 2018The Annual Report 2017-2018 was presented at the Annual General Meeting in Lisbon on 17th of March 2018. It contains many fotos and summaries of our work highlights. Enjoy reading!March 2018
Lisbon Conference Programme (16 March 2018)This is the current programme of our conference "We should speak out: LGBTI & Family rights", organised by ILGA Portugal and its partners NELFA, ENP and AMPLOS on 16th of March 2018 in Lisbon. For further information: write to!February 2018
GALEHI - Rainbow Families ExchangeNELFA's Spanish full member organisation "Galehi" searches at least ten partner rainbow families from all over Europe for an exchange. This is the form to fill out. You can send it to: 2018
Finland: The well-being of children in rainbow familiesNELFA's full member "Sateenkaariperheet", the Finnish Rainbow Families Association, recently published a survey concerning the well-being of children in LGBTIQ* families. This is an abstract of the (positive) findings.November 2017
NELFA Workshop "Freedom of Movement", 03 Nov 2017 in WarsawNELFA held a workshop at the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Warsaw. It was entitled "Freedom of Movement". The aim was to illustrate the current status within the EU (including video messages of same-sex parents concerned, COFACE and the EP Intergroup on LGBTI Rights. You are interested in the PowerPoint presentation, incl. video messages? Please write to: 2017
Brussels Half Marathon - Please sponsor my run for ILGA-Europe and NELFAPlease, sponsor my run! Brussels Half Marathon - donation for ILGA-Europe and/or NELFASeptember/October 2017
NELFA-speech MHB conferenceThe non-profit US-organisation “Men Having Babies” (MHB) organised its third “Brussels conference on Parenting options for European gay men” on 23 and 24 September 2017. NELFA's Vice-President Giuseppina La Delfa was invited to hold a guest speech on ART, including surrogacy.23 September 2017
NELFA Erasmus+ project summary 2016/2017NELFA's Erasmus+ project (granted by the European Union) has come to an end. It was entitled: "Adequate and equal legal protection for rainbow families". The aim was at strengthening the Network especially towards its educational activities. This is a short summary of the successful project.July 2017
NELFA keynote speech in Berlin (Erasmus+)NELFA Board member Björn Sieverding held the keynote speech at the LSVD symposium "Regenbogenfamilien bewegen!" in Berlin on 9 May 2017. It was part of the NELFA Erasmus+ project "Adequate and equal legal protection for rainbow families", entitled "Regenbogenfamilien in Europa - gleiche Rechte für gleiche Liebe?" (in German). This is an updated version.Mai/June 2017
NELFA ART guidelinesNELFA guidelines on assisted reproductive techniques (ART)March 2017
DOWNLOAD: NELFA LEAFLET 2017Advancing the rights of LGBTI families across Europe! Feb 2017
IFED Annual Report 2015The International Family Equality Day provides the opportunity to form alliances with representatives from public services, institutions and politics in order to foster the recognition of all families. The aim is to strengthen the collective solidarity amoung different family forms, because together we are strong.Sep 2015
GALE: Visible but not in the spotlightSome suggestions for primary schools that want to be open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender familiesMai 2014