Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar! Family Equality Council is sponsoring a number of great events for LGBTQ parents and their families in the new year, in communities across the country (and around the world!) Scroll down to find an event nearest you ... Don't see one close by? Contact the Regional Manager assigned to cover your state (listed to the right of this page) and help them start planning something today!

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Fostering Healthy Racial Identity Development in Trans-Racial Adoptive LGBTQ-Parented Families

Date: January 31, 2015
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
Location: Armory in Somerville- Conference Room, 191 Highland Ave #1A, Somerville, MA 02143

Join us as we partner with our friends from the Rainbow Initiative parent group for a workshop presented by local expert Johnny Cole, which will provide LGBTQ parents with an opportunity to consider issues of race, racial identity development, racism, stereotypes, and prejudices, as related to cross-racial adoptive families.

Suggested donation, $10 - RSVP today!


Families Like Ours: Volunteer Leadership at the Regional Level

Date: February 6, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Creating Change Conference, Denver, CO

Click HERE to learn more about this conference and to register.


Pizza Party!

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 5 pm
Location: Flatbread Company @ Sacco's Bowl Haven, 45 Day Street, Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

Join us for a family fun night of pizza and bowling! We'll also have some fabulous prizes to raffle off (courtesy of Imagine Cambridge, 3 Little Figs, Sarma Restaurant, Candlewick Press, Magpie Kids, the Skating Club of Boston, and more!)

Event proceeds will go to benefit the Fisher-Davenport Scholarship Fund - a fund created to help more families attend our annual Family Week event, in Provincetown, MA.

RSVP today!!!


Creating Safe Spaces for Children and Families who Identify as LGBTQ

Date: April 10, 2015
Location: Early Childhood Conference, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Click HERE to learn more about this conference and register to attend.


Family Weekend in the Midwest

Dates: May 1-3, 2015
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

A long weekend event for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ), their children, extended families, prospective families and friends in the Midwest.

Click HERE to learn more about Family Weekend in the Midwest.


Family Week

Dates: July 25, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Family Week is the largest global gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community - be sure to make your plans NOW to join us for this year's 20th anniversary celebration!

Click HERE to learn more about Family Week 2015. 


Families on the West Coast

Date: August 9th - 14th, 2015

Location: Sanger, California

A five-day family vacation for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ), their children, extended families, prospective parents, and friends, in partnership with R Family Vacations.

Click HERE to learn more about Families in the West Coast.


Family Weekend in the Southwest at Austin Pride

Dates: September 2015

Location: Austin, Texas

Family Equality Council plans to partner with the Austin community to once again create additional family-friendly spaces where LGBTQ parents and prospective parents, along with their families and allies, can celebrate, make new connections, and reflect on the equality movement.

Click HERE to learn more about Family Weekend in the Southwest at Austin Pride.


Family Weekend at Gay Days Anaheim

Dates: October 2nd- 4th, 2015

Location: Disneyland in Anaheim, California

Family Equality Council is proud to partner with Gay Days Anaheim to bring family activities to this incredible weekend celebration at Disneyland.

Click HERE to learn more about Family Weekend at Gay Days Anaheim.


Family Camp

Dates: September 2015 (TBA)
Location: One Heartland, Willow River, MN

Click HERE to learn more.


Other Events


REGIONAL CONTACTS

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

MIDWEST
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

SOUTH
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 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


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