EU elections

EU elections 2019

From 23 to 26 May 2019, the EU elections took place and the voters decided on 751 (new) Members of the European Parliament (including UK). But, who will support LGBTIQ* people and their children openly and actively within the next legislature (2019-2024)?


NELFA – the Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations – asks Members of the European Parliament: “What will you do for LGBTIQ* families?“. Therefore, we elaborated a NELFA questionnaire. The campaign was originally made for MEP candidates, but we would like to get a sustainable support from those politicians who are finally voted in. These newly elected MEPs will be a sort of “ambassadors” for rainbow families in the next legislature. Read our EU election press release and below the current answers. (graphic: NELFA)

The following MEP candidates or their parties have already filled out the NELFA questionnaire. Read their answers below.

Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP, EPP,

National Coalition Party, Finland

Daniele Viotti, MEP, S&D,

Democratic Party, Italy

Marilena Grassadonia,

La Sinistra, Italy

Liste Renaissance,



ILGA-Europe had called on MEP candidates to defend human rights in its Come Out campaign. In particular, ILGA-Europe had asked to sign the ComeOut pledge publicly. Here are the current results and the corresponding press release. You can also follow the hashtags #ComeOut4EU or #ComeOut2Vote. NELFA supported ILGA-Europe’s NoHate appeal for the EU elections. (graphic: ILGA-Europe)


COFACE Families Europe is a pluralistic network of civil society organisations, representing and supporting millions of families of all types without discrimination. With its EU election campaign #AllFamiliesSpeakOut, COFACE has called on safeguarding a social, inclusive and democratic Europe and respecting ten important values. Read more here. (graphic: COFACE)


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©2019 NELFA aisbl 845937097 - Network of European LGBTIQ* Families Associations - Greetings to all LGBTIQ* families, friends, activists out there.

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