Annual Events

Los Angeles Awards Dinner

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Time: 7pm Cocktail Reception, 8pm Dinner/Program 
Location: The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA 

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Family Weekend in DC

Dates: April 15-17th, 2017
Location: Washington, D.C.

Family Weekend in D.C. is Family Equality Council’s annual long weekend event for area lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) parents, their children, extended families, prospective families, and friends. Each year, we partner with the Washington D.C. community to bring even more family activities, programming and community building to an already exciting weekend.


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Family Weekend in the Midwest

Dates: May 5-7, 2017
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, WI

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.

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Night at the Pier

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time: 6pm Cocktail Reception, 7pm Dinner/Program
Location: Pier Sixty, New York, NY

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International Family Equality Day

Date: May 1, 2016

A world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ parenting and family community - please be sure to use the official 2016 international hashtag! #IFED2016



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Pride Celebrations

Date: Throughout the early Spring and into each Fall
Location: Various cities across the country

From festivals to activities and events in partnership with local organizations, Family Equality is promoting family-friendly spaces and events at Prides nation-wide.

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Family Week 

Dates: July 23, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts  

Family Week is the largest national gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community in the United States - be sure to make your plans NOW to join us for another year of celebrating our families!

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Families on the West Coast

Date: 2017

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.

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Family Weekend at Gay Days Anaheim

Dates: September 30th- October 2nd, 2016
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 2016
Location: Regional - locations to be announced 

A family-friendly way to enjoy the season while connecting with old and new friends!



Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont 

Kim Simes, Regional Programming Director, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin, plus Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, 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

Tatiana Quiroga, Southern Regional Manager, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia


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