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Invisible Parents

Imagine if your parents weren’t legally recognised in most countries of the European union…

I live in a loving family with two dads. Sadly only a few countries in the European Union currently recognise my family. This means that I am unable to move around as I want with my parents and I also risk living with one of my dads being invisible from the State. Both situations are putting me and thousands of other children in same-sex families in unnecessary vulnerable situations as we are treated differently than children in families with a mum and a dad. For example, when I started in school, only one of my dads could sign my papers for my teachers. They did not accept that from my other dad. Also, when we were on holiday and I broke my arm, in the hospital the doctors would only talk to one of my dads and he was the only one who could visit me. My other dad had to wait outside as the hospital did not accept that I have two daddies.


As a citizen of the European Union all people should be allowed to pass between borders without discrimination, including children. With legal inconsistencies across the European Union, children may be treated completely different in different countries, simply due to the gender of their parents. The good news is there is lots of help available to make a change. Help reach the goal of 50,000 signatures ?


Mike Buonaiuto | Short Films