A set of social posters "Yes, we are the couple and the children are ours!" that tells stories of same-sex families and its values was published in Saint-Petersburg, reports Internet site http://saint-petersburg.ru. This project is carried out by "Coming out" LGBT organization from Saint-Petersburg within the framework of "LGBT parents" project.
Each poster depicts one of the four themes: "Virility", "Dignity", "Rights", "Happiness" where four same-sex families with children tell about themselves and important family values in the short cues: "Our children will be proud of their parents!", "Love in the family = Happy children", "That's why we want the same parental rights, a common family name, a Mendelssohn's marche and peace on the whole planet!", "Two moms will bring up a strong son!".
This Project was followed by publishing of booklets about same-sex families with kids.
"The main idea of the project is to capture short stories of same-sex families from real life, to prove their existence and successful functioning in contemporary Russian society. The existent threat of anti-gay forces causes many same-sex families hide their real sexual orientation from their kids, relatives, friends, co-workers and the society in general.
...Nevertheless, gay families are happy families, many of them have already brought up their children, who have no problems with their socializing and perceiving of the society's rules. Each gay family has its story full of contradictions, hardships and moments of happiness", declare organizers of this action.
English translation presented by Yerdna Bananes