Parent Resources

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!

 

After DOMA

TOOLS FOR FAMILIES

Georgia Resource Guide
Minnesota-specific resources

NEW! Coverage of Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners Under Federal Employees Health Benefits
Passport Application
Family Medical Leave Act
Social Security Card Application
The Affordable Care Act and LGBTQ Families: Everything You Need to Know
Disaster Preparedness

TOOLS FOR PARENT GROUPS

THE BASICS

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)
Opening Doors
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.

Regional Contacts

Brent Wright, Director of Programs, bwright@familyequality.org: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Kim Simes, Midwest Regional Manager, ksimes@familyequality.org: 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, tquiroga@familyequality.orgAlabama, 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

Start Browsing

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.

Get Involved

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.

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