A campaign for equality for children of LGBTQ+ parents in Ireland

what's going on?

Many children of LGBTQ+ couples in Ireland are denied the right to have both of their parents legally recognised. 

This site is to give those families a voice and an opportunity to tell their stories in the fight for equality.

Equality for Children protests for the right to be recognised as legal parents

Myths & Facts

In 2015, Ireland voted for marriage equality for LGBTQ+ families. You may have seen headlines in recent weeks and months claiming that new laws will soon be in place to guarantee equal rights to same sex parents. However this is not true. While there are new laws coming in, they will only apply to those who meet certain criteria. 

Only female couples who have used an Irish clinic to conceive with an identifiable donor will be covered and be allowed to both be registered as parents to their children. 

While this is fantastic news for those who meet the criteria, it also means that everybody else is left behind. That means if you have conceived your children in any other way than what the politicians have decided is acceptable, then you are to be excluded from this law and will not have your family recognised. 

Your support is appreciated

How to help

There are many ways in which you can help us bring full equality to all LGBTQ+ Families in Ireland. 

You can do something as small as sharing a post on social media to raise awareness or if you feel strongly enough you can join our campaign. 

Sign our petition. Email your TD to demand rights for children of Irish LGBTQ+ families!

Equal rights for children of LGBT couples in Ireland

Our Families

Meet the real families who are being affected by this inequality day in and day out in Ireland. 

Hear our stories