As with many of the Prides that are happening in Ireland this year, there is a common theme. The theme is “We Are Family Too”. As part of this, Dublin Pride have built a special site WRF2.com to find out what family means to people.
I think this is a great idea! This way even if you are not in Dublin you can still contribute!
You can send your message in two ways. Online through this form or by post to
105 Capel Street,
This is my submission.
What does family mean to me? Well it entirely depends on the context of the word.
When people ask about my family, I know they are talking about my parents and my sister. Sometimes that family can be wider to include my Grandmother, but by and large it is static.
When I think of my family I think of the same.
When I think of the family I want, that is when my view changes.
The family I want looks something like this.
Not so different to the one I grew up with, but with a few differences. My Partner is also male. And the family is not based on marriage, but on a Civil Partnership.
This family is as loving as the one I grew up in. It is as nurturing and inspiring as the one I grew up in.
Why can’t I have a family like that?
Do give your opinion!
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