International Family Equality Day: May 4, 2014
Family Equality Council is thrilled to once again join our partners across the globe in celebration of International Family Equality Day – a world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ parenting and family community.
This year, Family Equality Council will celebrate the third annual International Family Equality Day on May 4th, 2014, with a variety of community partners and events across the U.S.A.
Please be sure to check this page for the latest information on events, to RSVP, and to contact us about planning a celebration in your area!
2014 U.S.A. events include:
Families in the Midwest
Dates: May 2nd – 4th, 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. Beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, there will be a wide variety of family activities, programming and just plain FUN, for all ages! Parents and other adult attendees will discover a number of opportunities to build community with one another and to learn more about some of the issues facing our families today.
This event is sponsored by:
Dover, New Hampshire– Indoor Family Fun & Games
Date: Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm EST
Location: Twice the Fun, 881 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820
Twice the Fun is the ultimate play zone for kids ages 12 years and under. Join us on the 4th at this fabulous indoor play space for a celebration of our families in honor of International Family Equality Day. Additional details and RSVP link to be announced soon.
This event is sponsored by:
Boston, MA - TBD
New York, New York - TBD
Check out some photos from the 2013 International Family Equality Day Celebrations!
A Special "Thank You!" to all of our 2013 community partners:
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Pop Luck Club, MyAcceptance.org, RaiseAChild.US, the Chicago Children's Museum, R Family Vacations, Rainbow Families D.C., The Center, Enlightened Ice Cream, Twice the Fun, Keshet, Midwest Advisory Council, Orlando Gay Parents, South Florida Family Pride, Family Matters, San Diego LGBT Center, Boulder County's OASOS Program, Out Boulder, Boulder PFLAG, Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition, St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coalition, Cairn Community Church, CCLB, The Gay and Lesbian Center of Greater Long Beach, Our Family Coalition, and the LGBTQ Parenting Network
2013's Special Guest: Ash Beckham
Social media star and advocate, Ash Beckham gave a live video address on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Ash Beckham is an energetic and dynamic public speaker. Her message of acceptance went viral earlier this month; her YouTube video, “I am SO GAY” has garnered 350,000+ view in less than 2 weeks. By blending honesty and humor, Ash delivers unforgettable talks about LGBT acceptance. Through a personal connection with her audience, Ash inspires people to individually change and be part of a bigger societal shift toward conscious word choice.
West Coast Staff Contact:
Brent Wright, Director of Programs
East Coast Staff Contact:
Morgan Jacobus, Program Associate
Midwest Staff Contact:
Kim Simes, Midwest Regional Manager
Connect with the whole International Family Equality Day community by joining the International Family Equality Day Facebook group!