East Coast Events


Dates: Tuesday,October 17, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Boston Public Library, Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Join Path2Parenthood for a free event - Gay Women's Gathering: An Evening on Lesbian Pregnancy. A doctor, attorney, and sperm bank rep will discuss everything you need to know about working with sperm donors, legal safeguards for LGBTQ families and medical procedures, like insemination and in vitro fertilization. 

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NewFest 2017 - A Womb of Their Own

Dates: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Screening Room at The Center, 208 West 13th Street, NY

Family Equality Council is thrilled to support the East Coast premier of A Womb of Their OwnConsidered the exclusive domain of the female experience, pregnancy is generally viewed as the pinnacle of womanhood. But what happens when the act of being pregnant falls outside of the feminine and into a womb of its own? Exploring the experience of pregnancy among a group of diverse masculine-of-center-identified people, this documentary questions what it means to be pregnant and give birth as a masculine person, broadening our understanding of gender, sexuality, and parenthood.

Use code CPNF17 for $4 off your ticket! 

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NewFest 2017 - Alabama Bound

Dates: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time: 6:45 - 8:00 pm

Location: Cinepolis Chelsea, 260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

Family Equality Council is thrilled to support the East Coast premier of Alabama Bound! Exploring the legal roller-coaster ride of LGBTQ family rights in the American South, ALABAMA BOUND offers an intimate view into the lives of three lesbian families in Alabama – including the only openly-gay Alabama State Legislator Patricia Todd – as they make waves in the legal system fighting for the rights of their children. Set along side the turning-point years when federal marriage equality was coming to a head in the courts, this riveting and powerful documentary tactfully imbues the viewer with hope and frustration as Patricia Todd leads the charge in next wave of the LGBTQ fight for equality: legal non-discrimination.

Use code CPNF17 for $4 off your ticket! 

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Alabama Bound Trailer from Alabama Documentary on Vimeo.


Dates: Thursday,October 26, 2017

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Location: LGBT Network, 34 Park Ave, Bay Shore, NY

Thinking about becoming parents? Join our friends at Path2Parenthood for an education seminar to learn about the many options Long Island IVF has to offer. 

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Dates: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 11 am - 1 pm 

Location: The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St, New York, NY

All are welcome to join on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a special play day sure to fascinate the whole family. Head over to our friends at the LGBT Center's Spooky Spot to enjoy dayglo coloring and a fabulous trick or treat bar, while enjoying pizza, mini pumpkin pies and other snacks and refreshments. The Center will also throw its famous Monster Mash Dance Party; don't forget to take a break from rocking out to personalize a pumpkin with all things that sparkle! Parents and children are encouraged to come in costume.

Free registration and additional information on The Center’s Kidding Around Halloween Party can be found here. Thank you for your time, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions.



Dates: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Location: Maplewood Community Center, Maplewood, NewJ

Our friends at Camp Highlight invite families to a casino themed masquerade party. Camp Highlight staff will be running games of chance while guests mix, mingle, and press their luck in costume! It's Vegas meets Halloween! The games do not pay out real cash, but Camp Highlight is raising money for their Campership Fund, which is for LGBTQ families who need financial aid to send their children to Camp Highlight. Last year, a dozed young people benefited from the generosity of the community and they need your help again! 

There is a suggested donation of $20 per family. Light food and drinks will be served. 

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House Party Benefits - Save the Date

Dates: November 4, 2017

Location: South Orange, NJ

Please join us this fall at one of the special cocktail party benefits listed below. Each evening will offer a chance for adults to mingle, enjoy good food and beverages, and learn about Family Equality Council's inspiring and important next chapter from key leaders like Executive Director Stan Sloan. All funds raised at each party will go toward the organization's impactful work advancing equality for the LGBTQ-headed families across the country.

 For more information and to RSVP, please visit- Family Equality Council House Party Calendar


Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm 

Location: Private home, Binghamton, NY

Pride & Joy Families hosts an annual Thanksgiving community potluck to bring together LGBTQ families. The hosts will provide the roast turkey and drinks, guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVP with your dish and number of adults and kids by emailing Renae at prideandjoyfamilies@gmail.com or calling (607) 777-3717. Directions will be provided after RSVP. 


Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm 

Location: Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston, NY

Don't miss a fun afternoon hosted by Pride & Joy Families and Camp Highlight! Enjoy games and team challenges with other LGBTQ families. To RSVP, email Renae by November 6th at prideandjoyfamilies@gmail.com or call (607) 777-3717.


Dates: July 28, 2018 - August 4, 2018
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts

Family Week is the largest global gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community - Join us in Provincetown for the 23rd annual Family Week! From sun up to sunset there are workshops, gatherings, activities, and general fun for everyone of all ages. Build your community of LGBTQ-head families and get inspired for the year to come. 



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

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