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H MKO Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο είναι Αστική μη Κερδοσκοπική Εταιρεία με έδρα την Αθήνα, η οποία ασχολείται με θέματα των ομογονεϊκών και των μονογονεϊκών οικογενειών με γονείς που αυτοχαρακτηρίζονται λεσβίες, γκέι, αμφιφυλόφιλοι/ες, τρανς, κουίρ ή μεσοφυλικοί (intersex) άνθρωποι.
Η οργάνωση έχει εκδώσει με δικούς της πόρους τα βιβλία «Τα δύο μικρά αυγά» (2014), «Οικογενειακές ιστορίες» και «Η Αλίκη κοιτάζει στον καθρέφτη» (2016), έχει διοργανώσει δύο συνέδρια ενώ κάθε χρόνο διοργανώνει στην Αθήνα τη γιορτή των οικογενειών στα πλαίσια της Διεθνούς Ημέρας Ισότητας των Οικογενειών (IFED).
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77 Επιστημονικές Έρευνες για την Ομογονεϊκότητα

Από τον  Δημήτρη Παπαδημητριάδη

Συχνά, οι επιστήμονες της Ψυχικής Υγείας ερωτώμεθα σχετικά, πχ. περί των ΤΕΚΝΟΘΕΣΙΩΝ από ομόφυλα ζευγάρια. Αλλά την απάντηση εδώ δεν τη δίνει ο κάθε ένας από εμάς προσωπικά – όπως κάνουν οι πολιτικοί -, αλλά οι μελέτες στην επιστήμη μας. Όλες οι έγκριτες μελέτες μας, λοιπόν, συμφωνούν ότι απασχολούμαστε με τα λάθος ερωτήματα. Υπάρχει μόνο ΕΝΑ ερώτημα που πρέπει να αφορά τις κοινωνίες μας και αυτό είναι το ΑΝ επιθυμούμε να τελειώνουμε, επιτέλους, με τις άσκοπες και επώδυνες διακρίσεις. Η ανταπόκρισή μας διέρχεται, δυστυχώς, μέσα από επικίνδυνα στερεότυπα – κληρονομιά θολών, δογματικών, ιδεολογιών από άλλες εποχές – χωρίς επιστημονική έρευνα.
Οι επιστήμονες έχουμε αποφανθεί από ετών. Ακούστε μας:
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