Given the significance of the Easter Egg Roll for our supporters in recent years, we didn’t want to let this year’s event slip by without comment, so we talked to Tommy Starling, an Emeritus Board Member of Family Equality Council, to hear what attending the event in 2009 meant to him and his family.
April’s Outspoken Voices brings together two professionals to converse the financial and legal consideration that should discussed before for tying the knot and starting a family.
National Siblings day was not even suggested when I was a kid. It began in 1999 by Claudia Evart who created an organization and campaign for national recognition. Its absence in my sibling-free childhood was unnoticed but now, in light of diverse and all kinds of families, it has found an importance. Today, it certainly is a big day at my house where I am one of the moms, where siblings abound.
Today is National Siblings Day. I am an only child with 4 donor-siblings and a few sisters. All of these identities and relationships help to make me who I am. They are also an honest reflection of the complexities of many LGBTQ families.
You may have read Lindsey Steinert’s recent story on the Huffington Post, I Had Two Gay Dads Decades Before It Was ‘Cool’. Now she is the newest member of the Outspoken Generation – Family Equality Council’s program that connects people who have LGBTQ parents with opportunities to speak out.
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee sent the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court to the full Senate for consideration, following a party-line, 11-to-9, vote.
Call your Senators NOW and ask them to:
- Oppose Judge Gorsuch’s nomination and;
- Insist that Judge Gorsuch meet the required 60 vote threshold for U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
This week is LGBT Health Awareness Week, and recent events underscore that we cannot afford to be silent about healthcare.
Family Equality Council believes that these laws don’t just run afoul of the U.S. Constitution, but they also run contrary to the basic child welfare principle that the number one consideration should always be what is in the best interests of each individual child... Therefore, it is vital that we stop these bills before they become law.
Neil Gorsuch is a threat to LGBTQ people and other marginalized and minority communities.
Family Equality Council applauds Disney’s decision to stand by what has been described as the studio’s first “exclusively gay moment,” in the face of pressure to cut the scene from censors in countries where homosexuality remains illegal, and domestic pressure from conservative Christian groups threatening to boycott Disney.