Events

Mark your calendar! Family Equality Council has many exciting upcoming events. Scroll down to see a full list of the events we have for all kinds of families and friends.

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Out-Fit Challenge

2014 DATES & LOCATIONS:
New York City - June 21
Reno, NV - September 20
Boston - October 11
San Fransisco - December 13

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Maybe Baby - Minneapolis 2014

Dates: October 20 & 27 and November 3 & 10, 2014
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Starting a family or thinking of adding a new member? Join us for this four-part series, Maybe Baby – a workshop sessions led by local counselor, Trisha Falvey, each designed to empower people who are LGBTQ as they think about, start or grow their family. This series promises to be educational, inspiring, and fun! Registration is free but space is limited so sign up for the entire series TODAY!!!

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Stop, Drop & Breathe: A No-Yell Approach to Relieving Stress & Enjoying Your Child

Date: November 12, 2014
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 Kathy Whitham. Kathy is an RN and a Parent Life Coach who believes that children thrive when their parents thrive! A favorite speaker at Family Week in P-town, Kathy helps parents be their best by supporting, guiding, educating and empowering them to restore calm, nurture deeper more connected family relationships and promote peace and play at home.

Her coaching style is a unique combination of empathy, expertise, and experience drawn from over 20 years of maternal-child nursing, holistic healing practices, yoga, and the arts, as well as imperfectly raising her three children to happy, successful adulthood. According to Kathy, “Connection matters more than perfection!”

Suggested donation, $10 - RSVP today!!!


Maybe Baby - Indiana

Date: November 15, 2014
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Location: 120 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN

Family Equality Council is thrilled to announce that WellPoint Associate Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE) is hosting this event. Do you have questions about starting a family but not sure where to start? We can help! Join us where experts will provide information on family building and planning. Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up today.

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Maybe Baby - Wisconsin

Date: November 16, 2014
Time: 1 pm - 5 pm
Location: 4116 Monona Drive, Madison, WI 53716

Family Equality Council is thrilled to announce that the happy BAMBINO is hosting this event. Do you have questions about starting a family but not sure where to start? We can help! Join us where experts will provide information on family building and planning. Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up today.

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Creating Inclusive and Safe Spaces in Schools for Children and Families who Identify as LGBTQ

Dates: November 18, 19 & 20, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Whitewater, WI

Participants will learn strategies for creating a safer, more inclusive world for all families in our schools. While the landscape of this topic is constantly expanding and changing, and continuing education is essential to the most responsible support of children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) or have parents that are LGBTQ. This training will present participants with concrete tools and knowledge.

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LGBTQ Non-Gestational Parent Support Group

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
Location: Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Join us as we partner with our friends from the Rainbow Initiative parent group for their first LGBTQ Non-Gestational Parent Support Group - a space to share experiences (please note that this is not a clinical therapeutic support group but rather individuals coming together to connect and support one another.)

RSVP today!


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!


Pizza Party!

Date: March 10, 2014
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!!!


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. 

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REGIONAL CONTACTS

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

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

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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