#ThisIsFamily

Families come in all shapes, sizes, and constructs. Whether it’s the family you’re born into or the family you make on your own terms, family is defined by love.

Why Now

Within the past few decades, the movement for LGBTQ+ civil liberties has gained more momentum than ever before. Spirited by the love and support of the homes they were born into, or the loved ones found along the way, family is what’s made all of this possible. Despite having come so far, LGBTQ+ people are still striving for full equality.

  • The state of equality

  • Same-sex marriage

    Legal in 40 countries

    Illegal in 74 countries

    #ThisIsFamily
  • Right to change
    legal gender

    Legal in 113 countries

    Illegal in 55 countries

    #ThisIsFamily
  • Same-sex
    adoption rights

    Legal in 121 countries

    Illegal in 46 countries

    #ThisIsFamily
  • LGBT discrimination

    Legal protection in
    73 countries

    No legal protection in 100 countries

    #ThisIsFamily
  • * Source: http://www.equaldex.com/

Why Now

  • Within the past few decades, the movement for LGBTQ+ civil liberties has gained more momentum than ever before. Spirited by the love and support of the homes they were born into, or the loved ones found along the way, family is what’s made all of this possible. Despite having come so far, LGBTQ+ people are still striving for full equality.

  • For many in the LGBTQ+ community, affirmation and acceptance are hard to come by. So building a community and connecting with others can truly create a sense of belonging. Family – however you define it – makes it possible to persevere and thrive.

  • #ThisIsFamily honors the unique tradition of LGBTQ+ family structures. It reminds us that no matter who makes up your family, or how you came to find “home” in each other – the joy of being loved and accepted is universal. Google aims to build a more inclusive family narrative that both reflects and celebrates the life experiences of the community. This year, we amplify and celebrate the voices of all LGBTQ+ families.