Midwest Events

Opportunity: Advancing LGBTQ Health

Dates: February 27 & 28, 2017
Location: University of MN Continuing Education Event Center, St. Paul, MN

Family Equality Council is thrilled to share this opportunity being hosted by Rainbow Health Initiative. They have put together an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, including internationally respected demographer Dr. Gary Gates, multicultural psychologist Dr. Beverly Greene and Richard Carlbom, who led the coalition effort to defeat the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

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2017 Miltown LGBT Families Waterpark Weekend

Dates: March 17-19, 2017
Time: 4pm Friday-noon on Sunday
Location: Great Wolf Lodge, 1400 Great Wolf Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Family Equality Council is thrilled to share this great family event! Join LGBT families from Milwaukee, Madison, and around the state for this annual weekend getaway at Wisconsin Dell's Great Wolf Lodge. There is a two step registration process.

First, pay your $20 per family registration fee here that covers the cabana rental, a movie showing, and a social for adults adjacent to the movie viewing room.

Then, make your reservation at Great Wolf Lodge by going online to www.greatwolf.com/wisconsin-dells and using our code 1703RAIN or by calling 866-965-9653. Rooms for our group are discounted to $110/night for a family suite, $115/night for a fireplace suite, and $145/night for a Wolf Den suite.

A full itinerary will be shared with all registrants before the event, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions miltownfamilies@gmail.com.

Register here

Family Weekend in the Midwest

Dates: April 28-30, 2017
Times: 4:30pm Friday-noon Sunday
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713

Family Weekend in the Midwest is Family Equality Council's 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.

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International Family Equality Day

Date: May 7, 2017
Location: TBA

A world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ parenting and family community. 

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


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

California Cryobank is the #1 LGBT sperm bank in the world and a proud sponsor of Family Equality Council – and a huge supporter of building healthy families of all shapes and sizes!

If you are interested in growing your family via donor sperm or donor eggs, please visit us at cryobank.com or cryobankeggs.com to view our extensive donor catalogs. You can also give us a call at 866-927-9622 M-F 6a-6p PT. Be sure to enter promo code E0716FEC for FREE online access to extended donor information including Donor Childhood Photo Series.

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