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All Rights for All Families / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada
Posted on November 5, 2013

The “National Meeting of LGBT Families with Sons and Daughters” will
take place 16-17 November, 2013 at the National Secondary of Buenos
Aires, located at Bolivar 263 in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.

The meeting will bring together LGBT families with children from around
the country. It aims to discuss means that will allow us to rely on
legal tools and different social, educational, and cultural aid in order
to move through the process of inclusion and visibility in areas of
, work, , and society in general.

This community meeting is designed around the idea of integration, where
boys, girls, and teenagers from our families can socialize within a
perspective that celebrates differences as a value that enriches us as a

The event is organized by 100% Diversidad y Derechos (Diversity and
Rights) and relies on the support of the National Secretary of
Childhood, Adolescence, and Family of the National Ministry of Social
Development, the National Cultural Secretary, the National Secretary of
, and the National Institute Against Discrimination,
Xenophobia, and Racism (INADI).

During the meeting, we will work in committees related to different
themes. These groups are designed to strengthen and empower LGBT
families with children and aim to discuss visibility, rights, and full
inclusion. We will also rely on discussion panels where we will address
the advances and challenges of family diversity in our country.

In addition to sharing experiences in each region of the country, we
will work to identify obstacles to inclusion due to visibility in
different areas, good recording practices, challenges for inclusion of
family diversity in cultural and educational aspects, access to rights,
and timely needs.

The specific objectives are:

- Promoting social and political recognition of LGBT families with
children in the areas of education, culture, health, work, unions, and
communication, facilitating community empowerment and their full
inclusion in society.

- Contacting LGBT families with children and identifying their legal
situation in recognizing their filial and documented relationships.

- Promoting access to and information regarding the use of assisted
reproduction techniques for LGBT families.

- Accompanying and advising two-mother families as beneficiaries of the
DNU 1006/2012 and other facts.

- Accompanying and advising two-mother families in registering their
sons and daughters in the context of same-sex marriages.

- Accompanying, informing, and offering judicial advice regarding the
adoption process, for female couples and single women as well as male
couples and single men.

- Discussing and generating proposals for inclusion from the perspective
of family diversity in cultural areas, especially those destined for
children and adolescents.

- Discussing and generating proposals for inclusion from the perspective
of family diversity in educational areas, especially at the preschool
and primary levels.

Translated by: M. Ouellette
4 November 2013

Source: “All Rights for All Families / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada
| Translating Cuba” –

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