Everyone should be free to live a safe and dignified life, have a family and make their contribution to society. The Other Foundation works to change the views, practices and institutions that prevent people – because of who they are or who they love – from being able to do that in southern Africa. Support for groups of parents and families of LGBTI people to become public advocacy champions of freedom and equality is a key part of the Other Foundation’s strategy.

Bringing together successful groups that are working to enable families of the LGBTI people to become public advocates for equality and social inclusion of LGBTI people, the Other Foundation held an International Parents Groups Convening on 18 – 19 September 2017. Amongst the objectives of this convening was to develop a new advocacy alliance of LGBTI groups that enables families of LGBTI people to become public advocates, and to identify new research and assess any current initiatives and new insights in Southern Africa and globally to organize and leverage families of LGBTI people to become effective public advocates for LGBTI equality.

A downloadable written report of the convening will be available soon.

Click on the thumbnails below to watch what they had to say about the importance of working with parents and families of LGBTI.

Haresh Vishwanathiyer from India, shared this lovely message at the end of our international convening of groups that support parents of LGBTI people to become public advocacy champions.

 

 

 
Kevin Lin from China, talks about the importance of equality for all people on the final day of our international convening of groups supporting parents of LGBTI people to become advocacy champions.

 

 

 

Samuel Matsikure from Zimbabwe had this to say about helping parents to understand, accept and stand-up for their children, on the final day of our convening.

 

 


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