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.)
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
Click here to see a list of community organizations in your area.
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
Know Your Rights
Coverage of Children of Same-Sex Domestic Partners Under Federal Employees Health Benefits
Family Medical Leave Act
Social Security Card Application
The Affordable Care Act and LGBTQ Families: Everything You Need to Know
Protecting Your Relationship & Your Family
Department of Health and Human Services' 4th annual report on LGBT health and well-being
The South (the Williams Institute)
Tools For Parent Groups
Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island & Vermont
Kim Simes, Director of Regional Programming, email@example.com: 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, firstname.lastname@example.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
Ask the Experts
An online forum to answer your questions about legal protections, forming a family, safe schools, LGBTQ parenting and lots more!
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!
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.
Pearls Of Wisdom
Our Pearls Of Wisdom program empowers grandparents and more experienced members of our community to share their experiences with others.