Across Europe, the fight for love and equality is at a turning point: while some countries have made huge progress on LGBTI rights, in others, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people are under attack.
In many of these countries, powerful anti-gay movements have mobilized, spreading hateful messages and claiming that LGBTI families are not "real" families.
In order to counter this negative narrative, All Out launched a powerful video-based project to show that there is only one ingredient to making a family: love.
Reaching out to our members all over Europe, we asked loving parents of LGBTI children if they would be willing to share their stories.
Opponents of equality in Europe claim there's only one "real" kind of family and that LGBTI people and their allies are out to destroy it. We can fight their lies and hatred with love. If you are or...
We connected with ten parents across the continent who were happy to tell us about their children: from France to Turkey, from the UK to the Netherlands, we asked these loving parents to tell their stories on video.
On May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia, we launched the Equality Parents website. Featuring ten videos from different European countries, these parents shared their stories of love, equality and acceptance with the whole world.
The campaign featured touching stories like Aleysha's, from the UK.
The videos were shared on Facebook and YouTube, and watched hundreds of times by our members and people across the globe.
Love makes a family, check out the video stories of #EqualityParents from ?????????????????? ?️?❤️https://t.co/hPK1VPfjFf— IDAHOT (@may17IDAHOT) 17 May 2017
R U an Equality Parent? Do you have a story? Submit your story: https://t.co/4jfZ82bFko @AllOut asked parents of LGBTI to share theirs.— IGLYO (@IGLYO) 18 May 2017
Did you watch Nimer's video for @AllOut ?https://t.co/AWQILSoZqe#EqualityParents #IDAHOT #IDAHOT20017— LİSTAG (@LGBTTAileGrubu) 17 May 2017
Some of the parents who participated in the campaign - and their children - also shared it on social media.
I´m honored to be apart of @AllOut campain about Proud Parents. #equalityparents #IDAHOT #idahot17 #LGBT— Maria Jern (@FrkFerrum) 17 May 2017
The violence & hatred that await me in Croatia are nothing compared to the bravery of my mother: https://t.co/Ejutsem9rb #IDAHOT #idahot2017 pic.twitter.com/lpT7LCQLkV— Roko Rumora (@rokorumora) 17 May 2017
As the fight for LGBTI rights continues in Europe and across the world, we will continue elevating stories of loving families to fight back against the bigots and haters.