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2018 Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum

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We are so excited to announce our 2nd Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum to be held in Hong Kong. Our second Asia-Pacific Rainbow Families Forum consists of several events over 3-days coinciding with the lead-up to the International Family Equality Day (IFED) and International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) who’s 2018 global theme being on "Children's Rights Matter".

Over 25 countries from across the Asian region and Pacific will be coming together to have courageous conversations and share, network and further spotlight the need for this ongoing regional dialogue. Core themes to be explored: Interfaith, Media Advocacy and Visibility as well as supporting rainbow families in the workplace, and intersex topics. The true heart of this forum is the personal experiences that will be shared from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Samoa, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam and more. And, more will be shared in support of research findings advocating for the urgent need for recognition, protection and equal treatment of rainbow families and LGBTIQ+ people.


We are thrilled to welcome our friends at Global Interfaith Network (GIN-SSOGIE), who are a key collaborator this year. They will be sharing their Reclaiming “Families and Traditional Values” Project, a series of regionally-grounded seminars to present a different, more inclusive, theological and reality-based definition of "the family and traditional values".

We also are delighted to welcome Sparking Change an Australian-based organisation that uses the power of story to spark social change.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the existence of Rainbow Families in the Asia-Pacific region and highlight the important ways families headed by sexual-minorities require and seek support. By raising awareness we hope to achieve recognition, protection and equal treatment of Rainbow Families and LGBTQI+ people inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. (SOGIESC).

Stay tuned for more updates shortly and follow #APRFF2018

Please contact bess@planetally.org for more

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