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"None of us come from families that were prepared for us, and so-called 'traditional family values' advocate hierarchies of exclusion and hate."
Klaus Mueller, Founder & Chair, Global LGBT Forum

"For most people, family is a crucial part of their lives, of their identities. It is a very serious matter of discrimination if we define family as a closed unit."
Ralf Kleindiek, State Secretary,
German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Woman and Youth


"Family is...?" Project Overview

The implication of family definitions for exclusion and discrimination has been an issue for the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum since its foundation in 2013. During its session in Berlin 2014, the topic brought the Forum together with the German Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women & Youth. One year later, as part of an on-going three year collaboration with the Ministry, we have started a video series called "Family is...?" where members of the Global LGBT Forum share their concept of what family means to them. For most people, family is a crucial part of their lives, of their identities. This project and work-in-progress portrays the complexities of our lives, including those of our families by birth and choice.