Midwest Events

Twin Cities Gay Father Summer Potluck

Date: August 13, 2017
Time: 2:00-6:00pm

Family Equality Council is thrilled to promote this event for Twin Cities Gay Fathers, hosted by Jamie and Bo Nabozny. They will provide hot dogs, brats, and burgers. There will also be soda and beer. Please bring a dish to pass and anything special you want to drink.


CampOut Family Camp

Date: August 19-21, 2017
Location: CampOut at Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Family Camp, 84600 47 1/2 Street • Decatur, MI 49045 

Family Equality Council is thrilled to partner with CampOut for the 2nd annual Family Camp. We invite you to join us for three 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 LGBT focused speakers and activities to help facilitate community. Each night, we run a different evening program such as Campfires, Top Chef Cook-off, and our famous Obstacle Relay! 

Register here

Outreach Pride Parade/Rally - Madison, WI

Date: August 20, 2017
Time: Noon-4:00 pm
Location: Staging begins in the 500 & 600 block of State Street

Family Equality Council is thrilled to once again be a sponsor of this great event! We hope you will join us and march with the Family Equality Council group!

House Party Benefits - Save the Date

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.

September 14 - Cleveland, OH

September 16 - Chicago, IL

November 2 - Minneapolis, MN

November 14, 15, 16 - Chicago, IL

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jason Knight

Maybe Baby - Twin Cities, MN

Dates: October 2, 9, 16 & 23
Time: 5:45-7:45 pm

Join Family Equality Council and Queer Birth Project for this four-part  Maybe Baby series. We are thrilled to welcome back Trisha Falvey, M.A., LMFT as our facilitator. These workshops are designed for those who are LGBTQ and thinking about starting or growing a family. Our Maybe Baby events include a range of information, from the latest on the many ways families can be created to hearing from LGBTQ parents themselves, as they share their personal stories about their journey to parenthood.

Register here


Thank you to Sunrise Banks for hosting this event.


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