International Family Equality Day

International Family Equality Day (IFED) celebrates the diversity of LGBTQ+ families around the world, and takes place every year on the first Sunday in May.

Date: May 3, 2020

Location: Around the World!

All over the world, more and more children are growing up in families where one or both of their parents identify as LGBTQ+. Yet, each of these “rainbow families” has very different lived equality experiences, often depending not only on what country they live in but what street they live on. In some countries, our families enjoy equal rights and social recognition but in far too many others both parents and their children face overt discrimination and have to live under a constant threat of violence.

By celebrating International Family Equality Day (IFED), Family Equality and our partners across the globe raise awareness among politicians and the general public about the need for equal treatment and recognition for all families, regardless of the sexual orientation or gender identity of their family’s members.

IFED events can occur on whatever scale is right for your community: a meet-up picnic in the park, a beach day, a playdate … or dinner out with your own family! Please be sure to check this page for information about IFED2020 or contact us if you’re interested in planning a celebration in your area!

Want to organize an IFED event?

Contact Tatiana Quiroga, Director of National Family Networks, at

Learn more about IFED

Find more information about the growth of International Family Equality Day around the world at the IFED website.