Midwest Events

Men Having Babies Midwest 2015 - Surrogacy Seminar & Gay Parenting Expo

Date: September 20, 2015
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613

Family Equality Council is proud to partner with Men Having Babies to bring this Surrogacy Conference to Chicago. Men Having Babies is teaming again with the Center on Halsted and Howard Brown Health Center to offer a program dedicated to biological parenting for gay men— and this time for a full day conference, including 20 “meet the sponsor” breakout sessions and on-site private consultations with select clinics and surrogacy agencies.

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Maybe Baby Minnesota

Dates: October 1, 8, 15 & 22
Time: 5:45-7:45pm
Location: Enlightened Wellness, 970 Raymond Ave., Suite 200 Saint Paul, MN 55114

Join Family Equality Council and Trisha Falvey, MA, LMFT for the Maybe Baby Series – a workshop series designed for those who are LGBTQ and thinking about starting or growing a family. Trisha is an experienced therapist and counselor who will help couples and individuals navigate the logistical as well as the emotional and relational roller coaster that often coincides with family creation and expansion.  

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

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Family Halloween Party - Minneapolis


Date: October 24, 2015
Time: 3:00-6:00pm
Location: Target West Campus Building, 3701 Wayzata Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55416

Family Equality Council is thrilled Target is once again hosting this great event! Don't miss out - there will be games, arts & crafts, and fun-filled activities for all ages and be sure to dress in your best costume if you want to participate in our costume contest.

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Family Weekend in the Midwest

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

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Midwest Regional Sponsors:




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

plus Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

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