Midwest Events

Gayby Baby Screening | Chicago, IL

Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Music Box Theatre,3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL

At a time when the world is questioning the politics of same-sex families, GAYBY BABY takes us into the homes and personal dramas of four kids approaching puberty under the guidance of gay parents. Told from the point of view of the kids, GAYBY BABY is a living, moving portrait of same-sex families that offers a refreshingly honest picture of what really counts in modern life.

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Maybe Baby Wisconsin

Date: April 30, 2016
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Join Family Equality Council for Maybe Baby Wisconsin – a workshop designed for those who are LGBTQ and thinking about starting or growing a family.  This event will include both an Expert Panel highlighting the many ways families can be created as well as a Parent Panel providing personal stories and the journey these families experienced while forming their family.

Registration is free, but space is limited so register today!

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Family Weekend in the Midwest

Dates: April 29-May 1, 2016
Location: Madison, WI

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Gayby Baby Screening | Chicago, IL

Date: April 30, 2016
Times: Entry for the first screening: 12:00 pm (panel discussion to follow @3:00 pm). Entry for second screening and discussion panel: 2:20 (second screening guests will hear the 3:00 panel discussion first and then view the film @4:45)
Location: 5645 N Ravenswood Ave., Chicago

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International Family Equality Day - Chicago, IL

Date: May 1, 2016
Time: 10:00am-4:30pm, Group Photo at 1:00pm
Location: Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 East Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

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.

May 1 is a special day of family fun at CCM! Help transform our central staircase into a 3-story rainbow of ribbons, make a family flag to take home, take a family selfie with rainbow props, and enjoy snacks, music, stories and LGBTQ family-friendly resources in our Hospitality Suite from 10:00-4:30 p.m.  Group photo at 1:00 pm!

In 2011, Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM) formed an LGBTQ Inclusion initiative as part of our overall diversity plan.  We want to ensure all families and children have year-round access to CCM's three floors of exhibits including Water Ways, Dino Expedition, Tinkering Lab, Kids Town and the Art Studio.

Located on Navy Pier since 1995, CCM is now one of the city's top cultural attractions and the second most visited children's museum in the country. CCM serves more than 400,000 visitors annually, both on-site and in communities throughout Chicago, particularly in areas with limited access to the museum's rich array of resources.

Please be sure to use the official 2016 international hashtag! #IFED2016

   


International Family Equality Day - Madison, WI

Date: May 1, 2016
Time: 11:00-11:30am, Group Photo at 11:15am
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

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.

Please be sure to use the official 2016 international hashtag! #IFED2016


International Family Equality Day - Minneapolis, MN

Date: May 1, 2016
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Location: Pump It Up of Eden Prairie, MN
7406 Washington Ave South, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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. Join us for a morning of fun, bouncing, meeting new friends and connecting with old friends!

Please be sure to use the official 2016 international hashtag! #IFED2016

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LGBTQ Family Pride Picnic

Date: May 21, 2016
Time: 1:00-5:00pmLocation: Happy Hollow Park, 1301 Happy Hollow Rd, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Join local families for an afternoon of fun in the sun and celebrating families like ours! This event is being hosted by Pride Lafayette.


Family Picnic - St. Paul, MN

Date: June 19, 2016
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Como Regional Park, St. Paul, MN

Family Equality Council is thrilled to partner with Twin Cities Pride for this Family Picnic. Come enjoy free hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips, and beverages with your Pride Family!

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Camp Out Family Camp

Dates: August 19-22, 2016
Location: Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps, 84600 47 1/2 Street, Decatur, MI 49045

Family Equality Council is thrilled to partner with CampOut to offer this experience for families. CampOut at Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Family Camp is four days of fun-filled activities for you and your family. Spend quality time together while participating in camp traditions, sports, and programs that you enjoy most! We host a Parent Cafe session along with an Outspoken Generation panel. Each night, we run a different evening program such as Campfires, Top Chef Cook-off, and our famous Obstacle Relay!  

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Kim Simes, Regional Programming Director, ksimes@familyequality.org: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin,

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