Programs

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The Outspoken Generation®

The Outspoken Generation® program strives to empower those with parent(s) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) to speak out about our community’s families. Every day these advocates are sharing their personal narratives on the local, state and national levels. For over 30 years, many of us have been raising our children to tell the truth, love their country, and be good neighbors. Today our children are telling their own truths, helping to dispel hateful myths and misinformation about our families, and truly changing the national dialogue about real family values. The Outspoken Generation® program is currently co-chaired by Ella Robinson, daughter of the first openly-gay bishop, Gene Robinson, and internationally-recognized LGBTQ activist, Zach Wahls.

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Pearls Of Wisdom

The Pearls of Wisdom program is designed to empower grandparents and more experienced members of our community to share their experiences with other families where the parent(s) identify as LGBTQ. The program will provide various platforms for these advocates to tell their stories and promote family equality on local, state, and national levels, all while dispelling myths and misinformation about families with parents who are LGBTQ, changing the national dialogue in a more informed way about our communities’ true family values.

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The Book Nook

The Book Nook brings together LGBTQ family-friendly books the whole family can enjoy, from the first picture book your child opens to books for parents themselves. Beyond our virtual bookshelves, the Book Nook will also feature monthly interviews with authors who write the stories you’ll find right here on this page!

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International Family Equality Day

International Family Equality Day is a celebration of the global LGBTQ parent and family community. Community events are held across the U.S. and around the world. Events included picnics, a press conference, live music, and so much more!

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Snap It & Send It

Have you ever been frustrated by the forms your family is asked to fill out, with only a place for a “mother” and a “father”? Snap It & Send It  is unique nationwide call to action to bring attention to thousands of forms that fail to recognize the diversity of today's families, including those with parents who are LGBTQ.

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Inclusive Schools

Family Equality Council is committed to creating a world where all of our families receive the recognition, protection and respect that they deserve. School experience is vitally important to children and parents, and we are also committed to helping families address these issues and be proactive with strategies. Use these tools to jump-start a more inclusive environment at your school today!

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REGIONAL CONTACTS

Brent Wright, Director of Programs, bwright@familyequality.org: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

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

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 and West Virginia; plus Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah; and the six inhabited U.S. territories – American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wake Island


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