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Croatia just got its first same-sex parents kids book and it’s sold out already

Joseph McCormick January 20, 2018

A kids book featuring same-sex parents is being pegged as the first to be released in Croatia.

‘My Rainbow Family’ was released by the Rainbow Families Association.

A launch took place at the French Institution in Zagreb and 500 copies of the book were sold.

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The Association said the book has already sold out.

A statement from an advisor at the French Embassy, Guillaume Colin, reads: “We are confident that it is worth fighting for tolerance and respect for diversity, which are at the core of our shared European values.

“The fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is one of the key priorities of France’s policy of human rights protection, which was why the French Embassy was proud to support the publishing of the picture book.”

The coordinator of the Rainbow Families Association, Daniel Martinovic, said the demand for the first run of the book was unexpected.

The book was written by Ivo Segota, who says that the book is intended to help Croatians to understand same-sex relationships and rainbow families.

Two people were injured in an attack on an LGBT club in Croatia last year.

The internet before Christmas reacted with outrage to a children’s book which depicts Santa as a gay, married black man.

The book, ‘Santa’s Husband’ created by writer Daniel Kibblesmith and his then-fiancée, author Jennifer Wright, describes the story as a “fresh new twist” on the traditional story of Santa Clause. 

Kibblesmith and Wright joked that they had “decided our future child will only know about Black Santa.

In Sweden, a new book was launched on trans issues which is aimed at young children.

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And a group of angry mothers launched an attack against supermarket giants ALDI because the store stocks a “transgender” book by David Walliams.

A number of mothers have taken to social media to chastise the store over its decision to sell the short novel, The Boy in a Dress. 

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