Episode #8 (Part 1): Stories Behind the Every Child Deserves a Family Act

posted on Mon, Aug 7 2017 8:53 pm by Shelbi Day, Senior Policy Counsel

This month we're focusing our attention on the Every Child Deserves a Family Act (or ECDF) – a bill that was recently introduced in Congress that would eliminate state laws, policies, practices and procedures that exclude potential adoptive and foster parents because of their marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Passing ECDF would dramatically increase access to permanent, loving homes for foster care children.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we talk to guests Dr. Philip McAdoo, and Aaron and Rich Hooks Wayman about their experiences forming their families through foster care.

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In-Depth: Is Marriage Equality in Danger?

posted on Fri, Jul 28 2017 10:20 am by Denise Brogan-Kator, Chief Policy Officer

As a result first of Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation and, in light of his disingenuous dissent in a recent case from Arkansas regarding birth certificates for children born to same-sex couples, many people in the LBGTQ community are raising concerns about the continuation of marriage equality as the law of the land. (See examples of such commentary here and here.) As with many things in the world of law and policy – especially given the Trump Administration’s track record – the answer isn’t clear.

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Family Week: Beach-Goer Guide

posted on Mon, Jul 24 2017 8:33 pm by Gwen Kelly, Community Events & Program Intern

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Family Week: More Than a Vacation

posted on Thu, Jul 20 2017 3:30 pm by Liv Engel, Family Equality Council Program Intern

As hundreds of families are gearing up and getting excited for Family Week, it's important to take a step back and appreciate all that this week of celebration means.

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10 Free and Inexpensive things to do in Provincetown during Family Week 2017

posted on Thu, Jul 13 2017 8:53 pm by Liv Engel, Program Intern

Provincetown can feel like a very expensive place and easily spark some money anxiety. However, there are ways to enjoy this beautiful town on a budget! In between the fun events by Family Equality Council and COLAGE, you may find some down time. We hope you will explore and enjoy all the beauty and history Provincetown has to offer.

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Episode #7: Family Week 2017

posted on Tue, Jul 11 2017 1:25 pm by Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager

Family Week in Provincetown, MA is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ parents and their children in the world. This month Family Equality Council's Emily McGranachan is joined by Family Week partner COLAGE, and some new and veteran participants to hear about what is in store for 2017 and what Family Week means to us. 

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Report: LGBTQ Youth Significantly Overrepresented in Juvenile Justice System

posted on Sun, Jul 9 2017 10:02 pm by Sophie Shuster, Communications Intern

A new report finds that LGBTQ youth, and particularly LGBTQ youth of color, are vastly overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. 

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Data Indicates Support for Marriage Equality Continues to Grow

posted on Tue, Jul 4 2017 7:51 pm by Sophie Shuster, Communications Intern

With the passing of the Supreme Court's Obergefell marriage equality ruling's two-year anniversary last week, it's important to take a look at how public opinions around same-sex marriage continue to change.

The latest update from Gallup’s Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 3-7, 2017, reveals some interesting information regarding what changes have occurred in people’s opinions, both inside and outside the LGBTQ community.

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Why I March: Celebrating Transgender Pride

posted on Fri, Jun 30 2017 12:00 pm by Denise Brogan-Kator, Interim Chief Policy Officer

As we come to the end of Pride Month, Family Equality Council staffer Denise Brogan-Kator reflects on the intersection of Pride Month and Father's Day, and what they mean to her.

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Telling Our Stories: The Rainbow Letters Project

posted on Thu, Jun 29 2017 3:26 pm by Julia Winston

A guest post from Julia Winston, Co-Creator and Director of The Rainbow Letters project.

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