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.


Upcoming Events

Family Planning Conference with Fertility Planit

Dates: April 4-5, 2014
Location: UCLA Carnesale Conference Center, 251 Charles E. Young Drive; Los Angeles, CA 90095

Please join us as we once again partner with our friends at Fertility Planit on their annual conference in L.A., covering a great range of family-planning topics that include Co-Parenting, Children Through Surrogacy, Donor Siblings, Fostering to Adopt and much more!

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Family Festival for LGBTQ Parents and Allies

Date: April 12, 2014
Location:  850 CR 255 Georgetown,TX 

Come one, come all! Be sure to join us for the first-ever "We Are Family - LGBTQ & Allies Family Festival". There will be food, fun and entertainment - but most importantly, this event will provide an opportunity for area families to connect with one another.

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LGBTI Health Symposium

Date: Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Place: Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608
Time: Registration 7:30 am – Guest Speaker Closing Reception 5:30 pm

Family Equality Council® is proud to partner with Kaiser Permanente on their second annual LGBTI Health Symposium, Advancing LGBTI Health Equity. Sessions will feature content experts on a wide range of LGBTI and health topics, including a panel of Family Equality Council’s very own Outspoken Generation® members!

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Families in the Midwest

Dates: May 2-4, 2014
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

Families in the Midwest is Family Equality Council's new annual destination event for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ), their children, extended families, prospective families and friends in the Midwest.

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International Family Equality Day

Date: May 4, 2014

International Family Equality Day is a celebration of the global LGBTQ family community.  2014 will mark the 3rd annual celebration. Community events will be held in more than 40 cities around the world, including cities in the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, and Australia - contact us today to begin planning yours!

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Family-Building Expo

Date: May 10, 2014 
Location: The Center, 208 W 13th St, New York, New York
Time: Expo 10am- 5pm; Reception 5pm- 6pm

Family Equality Council is proud to partner with Center Families on their 2nd Annual LGBTQ Family-Building Expo, bringing a panel of our Outspoken Generation® members to an already dynamic and educational expo!

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Night at the Pier

Date: Monday, May 12th, 2014
Place: Pier Sixty, New York, NY
Time: 6:00pm Cocktail Reception, 7:00pm Dinner & Program 

Family Equality Council is proud to present its 2014 Night at the Pier, our premier East Coast even aimed at connecting the growing New York community of LGBTQ-headed families and supporters as well as advancing efforts to create equality for all families. 

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Minneapolis Fundraiser for Family Equality 

Date: Tuesday, June17, 2014
Time: 5:30 -7:30 pm
Hosts: Tim Meyer and Mark Funk

5129 Thomas Ave South 
Minneapolis, MN 55410 

Join us at the home of Family Equality Council Board Member, Tim Meyer, and his partner Mark Funk on Tuesday, June 17th for a chance to connect with fellow supporters from the Minneapolis area.

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Out-Fit Challenge

New York City - June 21
Reno, NV - September 20
Boston - October 11
San Fransisco - December 13

Family Equality Council is proud to once again partner with Out-Fit Challenge as their national beneficiary organization. Out-Fit Challenge is the first ever national LGBTQ Mud Run.

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Dates: July 1st – 7th, 2014
Location: Orlando, FL

Family Equality Council® is proud to partner with and Converge Orlando Inc. for their inaugural Family Outfest event in Florida this summer. Come join us as we celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ parenting community, all while exploring the wonders of Orlando. It’s going to be an incredible week with fun-filled and magical festivities for the whole family!

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Family Cruise - celebrating 10 years of R Family Vacations!

Dates: July 12-20, 2014
(Includes Family Beach day in Fort Lauderdale before ship sets sail on July 13, 2014)

Join Family Equality Council as we set sail with our friends at R Family Vacations on the World's Largest Cruise Ship: Allure of the Seas. Join us we celebrate R Family Vacation's 10-year Anniversary, along with our great 10-year partnership with the R Family team.

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Family Week

Date: July 26- August 2, 2014
Location: Provincetown, MA

Family Week is Family Equality Council’s largest annual event. In it's 19th year, this fun-filled week will include numerous opportunities to build community among attendees and to get empowered on the issues that face our communities today.

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Family Camp

Dates: September 19-21, 2014
Location: One Heartland, Willow River, MN

The Midwest Family Camp is a unique outdoor experience that brings together families with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer parents from across the Midwest for a weekend-long event designed to offer LGBTQ parents and their children the chance to celebrate their diversity, connect with their community, and join in conversations about the fight for LGBTQ family equality.

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Family Weekend at Gay Days Anaheim

Dates: Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5, 2014
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.

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Family Halloween Party

Date:  October 25, 2014
Time:  2:00-5:00pm
Location:  TBA, Minneapolis, MN

Join us for our annual Halloween Family Party! Don't miss games, arts & crafts, and fun-filled activities for the whole family. Dress in your best costume if you want to participate in our costume contest.  The Halloween Party is a family-friendly way to enjoy the season while connecting with old and new friends in your area!

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Pride Celebrations

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Annual Events

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Midwest Events

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Team Family Equality

Team Family Equality is our new project which allows families, friends, and supporters to fundraise for Family Equality Council in exciting new ways.