International Family Equality Day:
May 3, 2015

Family Equality Council is thrilled to once again join our partners across the globe in celebration of International Family Equality Day (IFED) – a world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ parenting and family community.

In 2014, we celebrated with partners in 22 countries and 48 cities. This year, Family Equality Council will celebrate the fourth annual International Family Equality Day on May 3rd, 2015, with a variety of community partners and events across the U.S.A., welcoming several new international partners, including Albania, Costa Rica, Macedonia and Russia.

IFED events can be in whatever scale is right for your community - a meet-up picnic for families in the park, a beach day, a play date in the park ... or dinner out with your own family. Please be sure to check this page for the latest information on events or contact a member of our regional team (listed in the column to the right) about planning a celebration in your area!


Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Chicago, Illinois

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: TBA (group photo at noon)
Location: Chicago Children's Museum

Madison, Wisconsin - Family Weekend in the Midwest

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

New York City, New York

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Somerville, Massachusetts  - Family Festival & Benefit

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015 (rain date - May 10th)
Time: 2 - 5 pm
Location: Hodgkins-Curtin Park, Holland Street, Somerville, MA
Cost: Free & open to the public

Be sure to join us, along with our friends from The Rainbow Initiative, for an afternoon of family fun - enjoy live entertainers, arts and crafts, face painting, food trucks and much more - all while raising money for a good cause! (Event proceeds will go to the Fisher-Davenport Scholarship Fund to help area families attend the 20th anniversary of Family Week this summer!!!) 

Meet special guest Big Joe the Storyteller; try some delicious treats from the Flatbread Company and 3 Little Figs; kick back and dig the sweet sounds of Karen K from the Jitterbugs and Matt Heaton; and get in on the fun for the whole family by Imagine

*Please Note: Karen K is donating download proceeds from her smash single with Mista Cookie Jar, Rainbow, to support the Fisher-Davenport Scholarship Fund for Family Week - grab your copy of Rainbow TODAY!!! 

Visit the event's website for additional details and RSVP on Facebook.

Interested in lending hand with this event? Click HERE to volunteer!


Orlando, Florida

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Time: 9 am
Location: 27th Ave Beach Park, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32169

International Family Equality Day events happen all over the world - check it out!!! 

Purchase Limited-Edition Family Equality T-Shirts - HERE!


Joseph Sandagato III, East Coast Regional Manager, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Kim Simes, Midwest Regional Manager, 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, 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

Connect with the International LGBTQ parenting community - join the International Family Equality Day Facebook group!