Midwest Events

Creating Transgender Inclusive Schools

Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: Winther Hall Room 1013, UW-Whitewater Campus, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190

Join Regional Programming Director, Kim Simes at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  Kim will be highlighting the importance of creating transgender inclusive schools along with highlighting strategies to ensure a welcoming environment for all. This session is being offered as part of Education Week.

Miltown LGBT Families Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Date: December 3, 2016
Time: 10:00am-Noon
Location: Humboldt Park Pavilion, 3000 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Family Equality Council invites you and your family to join the Miltown LGBT families for the first annual event! There will be pancakes, pastries, fruit, turkey sausage, juice and coffee. Santa will be handing out to each family a book that they can read with their children that represents diverse LGBT families.

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Family Equality Council in the Lafayette Christmas Parade

Date: December 3, 2016
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Location: 1100 Main St., Lafayette, IN 47901

"From Our Families to Yours" is the theme of Family Equality Council's entry in this year's Lafayette Christmas Parade. We invite you and your family to join us in this holiday tradition as we proudly represent LGBTQ families. We will be walking, dressed festively, carrying lighted signs with holiday wishes, and handing out candy.

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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! 

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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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