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About Us
Formed in 2007, Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy was established upon the collective effort of young activists, lesbian moms and gay dads in pursuit of the reproductive, parenting, and partnership rights. Since the founding of our organization, we struggled to increase the visibility of LGBT family and sought the recognition of the existence and positive values of LGBT families by the government and general public. We demand positive policies on childbearing and childraising and legislation on assisted reproduction and LGBT family. Formally registering as a civil association in 2011, we hope to expand our influence in these aspects.

Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy originally sprung from a social network of lesbian mothers. We began, in 2005, with a MSN group. “the Alliance of Lesbian Mothers”, and a work group of “the Oral History of Marginal LGBT in Northern Taiwan”. In 2006, we issued the first e-news focusing on lesbian mothering issues: the LaMaNews.

Currently, there is greater diversity in our members. The inclusion of gay parents and other LGBT community members extends the imagination of queer family. We believe that the establishment of a new form of family values that includes LGBT family will be an important landmark of Taiwans LGBT movement.

At the same time, we also renamed the LaMaNews to Rainbow Family News in 2011 to cover wider subject matters. We strive to report all kinds of issues regarding LGBT partnership and family in Taiwan, such as butch moms, children from lesbian family, adoption and familial relations within LGBT family.

History and Prospect
Back in 2005, a group of LGBT rights activists realized the marginality of the issues of future arrangement and prospect of elderly life. In response to such concern, they formed a work group conducting oral history of marginal LGBT population. Among them, the Hsinchu team chose to focus on lesbian mothers. They set up an msn group, “The Alliance of Lesbian Mothers” and started to issue LaMaNews, e-news attempting to capture the hidden stories of identity and family. The Alliance renamed as Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy in 2007 in hopes of broadening the service to various types of LGBT families. Throughout the years, we recognized the importance of the formalization of our orgnization to facilitate the advocacy task. Therefore, we registered as a civil association in April, 2011.

During 2005 and 2007, The Alliance of Lesbian Mothers routinely participated in the Taiwan Pride Parade to promote important ideas. At the same time, a play was produced with Short One Player to fully depict the joy and sorrow, dilemmas and pride of lesbian mothers. After renaming, we started to collect articles over the past couple years and published the anthology “Building a Family- Childbearing Guidebook for Lesbians” in 2010. We promoted the book island-wide, spreading the seed of hope for the legalization of LGBT family.

Currently, we devote ourselves in several issues, such as Gay Marriage Act, Partnership Law, legalization of assisted reproduction, LGBT adoption right, LGBT education in elementary and secondary schools, to name a few. We provide opportunity of interaction for LGBT families by organizing local gatherings. We will also continue to provide resources for LGBT family by issuing the Rainbow Family News electronically. To lobby for the legal issues more effectively, we align with other organizations in Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights. Last but not least, we are an active member of Chinese LALA Alliance, a cross-strait alliance of LGBT organizations from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
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POST OFFICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
The office No.:0001085
Account No.: 0457781

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Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy
5F., No.13, Sec. 1, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: 02-2358-2338 | Fax: 02-2392-0512
Email: registration@lgbtfamily.org.tw
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