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10 FAMILIES WITH LGBTQ PARENTS HEAD TO WHITE HOUSE WITH FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL FOR EASTER EGG ROLL

posted on Mon, Apr 21 2014 1:33 pm by Cindi Creager

Washington, DC, April 20, 2014 - On Monday, April 21, 10 families with LGBTQ parents will travel to the White House with Family Equality Council to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. These families, from nine different states, face various barriers to protecting their families because of a patchwork of state laws affecting relationship recognition, adoption, foster care, and other critical issues of importance to families. Participation by LGBTQ families sends a strong equality message.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome 10 diverse LGBTQ families from nine states to take part in this American tradition,” said Executive Director, Gabriel Blau. “Our visibility at such an iconic American event helps create a world where every family is celebrated and respected.”

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FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL FILES “VOICES OF CHILDREN” AMICUS BRIEF IN LANDMARK VIRGINIA MARRIAGE EQUALITY CASES

posted on Fri, Apr 18 2014 1:57 pm by Cindi Creager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications
646-279-4559, cindi@creagercole.com

"I don't understand why people think the children will be harmed by moms getting married.  I am an honors student at a performing arts school and my moms have always supported me in achieving my goals and love me unconditionally."

Washington, DC, April 18, 2014 - Family Equality Council, the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages, today filed a friend of the court brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the two cases challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, Bostic  v.  Schaefer and Harris v. Rainey.

Family Equality Council previously submitted “Voices of the Children” amicus briefs in the historic marriage cases heard by the United States Supreme Court, United States v Windsor and Hollingsworth v Perry, in the spring of 2013. It also recently filed similar briefs in the pending marriage equality cases in Nevada, Hawaii, Utah and Oklahoma.

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Family Equality Council Calls Utah Attorney General’s Actions Against LGBTQ Families, “Reprehensible”

posted on Mon, Apr 14 2014 10:16 am by Cindi Creager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications
(646) 279-4559, cindi@creagercole.com

Washington, DC, April 14, 2014- Family Equality Council, the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages, today strongly condemned Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes for asking a state appeals court to halt two recently approved adoptions for married same-sex couples in that state. According to news reports, in both cases just one of the partners is considered a legal parent of a child they are raising together. 

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Family Equality Council Expands Support and Advocacy for Families in the South Hires New Southern Regional Manager (Tatiana Quiroga)

posted on Tue, Apr 8 2014 12:53 pm by Cindi Creager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications
(646) 279-4559, cindi@creagercole.com

Washington, DC, April 7, 2014- Family Equality Council®, the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages, is pleased to announce the hiring of Tatiana Quiroga for its newly created Southern Regional Manager position. 

Tatiana is a native Floridian and has worked at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida since 2005, most recently as a Course Director. She has a wealth of experience including developing and delivering curriculum, building both external and internal collaborative relationships, and mentoring and supporting her local LGBTQ community.

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Danish Supermodel, Josephine Skriver Joins Family Equality Council’s Outspoken Generation® Program

posted on Thu, Apr 3 2014 1:23 pm by Cindi Creager

Its important for me to use my voice to help the world understand and become more open minded about LGBTQ families.

Washington, DC, April 3, 2014- Family Equality Council®, the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the estimated three million parents who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages, today announced that Danish supermodel, Josephine Skriver will join its Outspoken Generation® Program, which empowers those with LGBTQ parents to speak out for their families.

Josephine, who has walked for brands like Calvin Klein, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Victoria’s Secret, and many others, was raised by a lesbian mother who is an IT analyst, and her gay father who is a marine biologist, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her mom started their family by putting a listing in a gay publication seeking a gay male who also wanted to have children. Josephine has a brother who has the same parents and the family remains very close.

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