This project is an extension of the activities carried out in our previous project ‘Rainbow Families Zone – Integration, Education, Empowerment’. In it, we strengthen LGBT+ families raising children and support their self-organisation. Our aim is to build allied networks of professionals and influencers of local policies (especially in the areas of education, health and social care and equality). The main target group is children and young people raised in rainbow families, and the direct recipients of the activities are rainbow families and people representing local government institutions.
As part of the project, we are building allied networks in at least two cities (excluding Warsaw). Project activities began with the development of a publication: ‘How we built alliance networks of rainbow families in Poznań. Report for the years 2012 – 2022’. We have been cooperating with the City Hall of Poznań for about 10 years, and we have also benefited from the advice and personal experience of several allied people who have supported our activities in the City of Poznań. As part of the project, we are organising seminars that provide an opportunity for the issue of rainbow families to appear in public discourse. The implementation of the grant will also enable the development of a model for network building in further centres that report a similar need and readiness to act. We will describe our experience in a strategy for gaining allied individuals for rainbow families.