Family Equality Council is committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information in as easy-to-follow formats as possible. We strive to empower you to take action on behalf of your family in your daily lives and to do so in accessible, step-by-step ways.
All documents are PDF files and can be opened with Adobe Acrobat (available HERE at no cost.)
2014 Family Equality Survey
Family Equality Council has an annual survey to better understand the daily lives of LGBTQ parents and their families all around the country and we need YOUR help.
Please take a few minutes to complete this year’s survey, www.surveymonkey.com/s/QSRT9XY, and tell us what it’s like in your community, at school, in the doctor’s office…
At the end of the survey you’ll even have a chance to enter to win a Kindle Fire HD!
TOOLS FOR FAMILIES
State Based TOOLS FOR FAMILIES
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
NEW! Coverage of Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners Under Federal Employees Health Benefits
Family Medical Leave Act
The Affordable Care Act and LGBTQ Families: Everything You Need to Know
TOOLS FOR PARENT GROUPS
PROMOTING INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS
Back to School Tool
Involved, Invisible, Ignored: the Experiences of LGBT Parents and Their Children in Our Nation’s K-12 Schools (a collaboration with GLSEN and COLAGE)
Claim Your Rights: How to report school-based bullying, harassment, or discrimination to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
Community Resources and Partners
Click here to see a list of community organizations in your area.
Brent Wright, Director of Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont
Kim Simes, Midwest Regional Manager, email@example.com: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin, plus Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming
Tatiana Quiroga, Southern Regional Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia; plus Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah; and the six inhabited U.S. territories – American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wake Island
Learn More About Us
The Book Nook
If you’ve been scouring the stacks for books that represent your family or show diverse family constellations in a loving and respectful way - we've got you covered
The Outspoken Generation
We've launched a new program to support young adults with parents that are LGBTQ who want to speak out about the families in our community. Click here to learn more.
Pearls Of Wisdom
Pearls Of Wisdom empowers grandparents and more experienced members of our community to share their experiences with other families with parents who are LGBTQ. Click here to learn more.