In Poland, at least 50 000 children are being raised in same-sex families, with no legal safeguards. Same-sex families are excluded from common forms of activity intended for heteronormative families, and this gives rise to the risk of ghettoization. There is also a shortage of professionals trained to work with rainbow families. One of the major challenges for rainbow families is ensuring that the children they raise feel safe and are protected against worse treatment. The primary objective of the project is to empower families of LGBT+ people in which children are raised, integrate people who work to help gay families, and to disseminate knowledge about how they function.
The project is aimed at rainbow families themselves and at professionals that come into contact with them in their professional work. The project will comprise an integration and training trip for activists, integration meetings, a conference for gay families, and expert webinars. In addition, a 30-minute podcast will be produced with interviews with children in gay families about their everyday life and school life, relationships with people of their own age, and personal relationships.
As a result of the project, 12 activists in the gay family community and 30 professionals who work with children will improve their skills in supporting children and young people raised in rainbow families. Activists from rainbow families will begin working with the local community of experts who work with children and young people. The rainbow family community will integrate and be able to represent themselves externally.