Midwest Events

Miltown Families Summer Picnic

Date: July 24, 2016
Time: 3:00-6:00pm
Location: Estabrook Park Playground and Beer Garden

Family Equality Council is thrilled to invite you to the Miltown Families Summer Picnic. Join us for games and crafts, fun on the playground, the beer garden for adults, and complimentary ice cream cups and popsicles!

Also -- A professional photographer has volunteered to take family photos and send Miltown LGBT families the digital images for just a $5 donation (all proceeds will go to fund future Miltown events)!

Families should bring their own picnic food, however the beer garden does serve hotdogs and pretzels. You can bring sodas and kids drinks, but all alcohol must be purchased at the beer garden (no carry-in alcohol). We will have free ice cream and popsicles.



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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OutReach Pride Parade/Rally

Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016
Time: Noon-3:00pm
Location: State Street/Capitol Square, Madison, WI

Join Family Equality Council as we have a family delegation marching in the OutReach Pride Parade. Staging will begin at noon in the 500 & 600 Block of State Street. The parade will begin at 1:00pm and march up State Street and around the Capitol Square. There will be a rally following the parade and Family Equality Council will also have a booth where you can purchase your "My Family Values..." t-shirts.


CU Pride (Champaign/Urbana, IL)

Date: September 10, 2016
Time: Pride Parade 3:00pm
Location: Downtown Champaign, IL

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

And interim coverage of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

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