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.)

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Resources for families
Explaining the News to Our Kids _ Common Sense Media
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
How Are You Coping With Shootings
How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies
Spanish Tips for Survivors of a disaster or traumatic event-Managing stress
Spanish Tips for Survivors of a disaster or traumatic event-What to expect

After DOMA

Community Partners

Click here to see a list of community organizations in your area.

Empowerment

Inclusive Faith Communities

All in God's Family: A Christian Guide for Creating Allies for Our LGBT Families
All in God's Family: A Jewish Guide for Creating Allies for Our LGBT Families
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Institute for Welcoming Resources

Inclusive Schools

Click here for more resources on inclusive schools

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

Protecting Your Relationship & Your Family

Research 

Department of Health and Human Services' 4th annual report on LGBT health and well-being
The South (the Williams Institute)

Georgia Family Law Guide
New Mexico LGBTQ Family Law Guide
Texas LGBTQ Family Law Guide

Tools For Parent Groups

Transracial Adoption

Ten Things Adult Transracial Adoptees Want You to Know
Fostering Healthy Racial Identity Development in Trans-Racial Adoptive LGBTQ Parented Families

Regional Contacts

Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager, emcgranachan@familyequality.org: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island & Vermont

Kim Simes, Director of Regional Programming, ksimes@familyequality.org: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin; And interim coverage of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming

Tatiana Quiroga, Southern Regional Manager, tquiroga@familyequality.org: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia & the six inhabited U.S. territories - American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands & Wake Island     

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The Book Nook

If you’ve been searching for books that represent your family or show diverse family constellations in loving and respectful ways - we've got you covered!

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The Outspoken Generation

We have a fantastic program to support those with parents who identify as LGBTQ, empowering them to speak out about their families and our community.

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Pearls Of Wisdom

Our Pearls Of Wisdom program empowers grandparents and more experienced members of our community to share their experiences with others.

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