Southern Events


St. Pete Pride- St. Petersburg, FL

Date: June 23-25, 2017
Location: Grand Central District- 2800 - 2200 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Join the fun at PRIDE with Family Equality Council at Florida’s largest Pride celebration. 

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Pride CAMP Picnic

Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 11am - 4pm
Location: 5 Prospect Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Join our friends from Camp Rehoboth Family Pride Camp for a Pride-month picnic to celebrate LGBTQI families and allies.  Meet other LGBTQI families and kids and join in the games and a family-oriented cookout, all just steps away from the beach. 

Admission for LGBTQI families and allies is FREE, but advance registration is required.

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Maybe Baby- New Orleans, LA

Date: August 26, 2017
Location: LGBT Community Center of New Orleans

Starting a family or thinking of adding a new member? Join us from 10am-12:00pm on Saturday, August 26th for a FREE Family Building Session. This workshop is designed to help LGBTQ people who are thinking about starting or growing their family. This event promises to be educational, inspiring, and fun! Registration is free but space is limited, so sign up TODAY! In partnership with NOLA Gay Families and California Cryobank.

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RAINBOW FAMILIES ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC

Dates: September 10, 2017 - 11 AM-2 PM
Location: Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Connect with other LGBTQ families in Hillwood's urban oasis at this family celebration. Festivities typically include:

• Pack a picnic from home or purchase food from the café's express menu to enjoy on the magnificent lawn.
• Play games on the lawn, including hula hoop, badminton, and jump rope.
• Practice your putt on the Putting Green.
• Get your face painted with your favorite garden critter.
• Try on costumes from a collection of hero's capes, royal crowns, knight's shields, and more.
• Create an art project of your very own to take home and discover Hillwood's treasures with an art search activity guide.

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RAINBOW FAMILIES ANNUAL FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND

Dates: September 29-October 1, 2017
Location: Camp Tockwogh, 24370 Still Pond Neck Road, Worton, MD 21678

Rainbow Families Sixth Family Camp Weekend will be held at Camp Tockwogh (about a 2 hour drive from the DMV). Camp Tockwogh is a 309-acre family-friendly campground located on the Chesapeake Bay. Since the first camp weekend in 2011, nearly 100 parents and their children have annually attended Family Camp Weekend!

Family Camp Weekend provides LGBTQ families with the very unique opportunity to forge personal connections and build community with one another. Together, parents and children spend the entire weekend enjoying the outdoors!

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PUMPKIN MADNESS: RAINBOW FAMILIES ANNUAL FAMILY OUTING TO COX FARMS

Dates: November 4, 2017 - 11 AM-3 PM
Location: Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 202120

Join LGBTQ families from the DMV area for a fun-filled day at Cox Farm’s Pumpkin Madness! Fun for all ages, Rainbow Families Annual Family Outing to Cox Farm includes pumpkin-smashing, hayrides, live music, farm animals, a corn maze, hill slides, and lots of other activities. Be sure to bring your used Jack O'Lanterns so they can be smashed and recycled!

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REGIONAL CONTACT

Tatiana Quiroga, Southern Regional Manager, tquiroga@familyequality.org: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia & the six inhabited U.S. territories - American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands & Wake Island     

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