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 co-chaired by Ella Robinson, daughter of the first openly-gay bishop, Gene Robinson, and internationally-recognized LGBTQ activist, Zach Wahls.
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. For 30 years we've been empowering our families to tell the truth, 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.
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 young adult literature your tween can read on their own. Beyond our virtual bookshelves, the Book Nook will also feature monthly blog posts by our resident librarian, Christian, and interviews with authors who write the stories you’ll find right here on this page!
International Family Equality Day
International Family Equality Day is a celebration of the global LGBTQ family community. In 2013, we’ll celebrate the second annual International Family Equality Day on May 5, 2013. Community events will be held in several parts of the U.S. and around the world. Some of last year’s events included picnics, a press conference, live music, and more!
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 families with parents who are LGBTQ.
Family Equality Pride
Throughout the year, Pride events all over the country provide opportunties for the LGBTQ community to connect, celebrate, and honor the great strides we've made in the movement for equality. Family Equality Council works with Pride festivals and local organizations in many parts of the country to provide family-friendly spaces and events at Pride.
Help us demonstrate that LGBTQ Pride includes lots and lots of Family Pride! Check out the events below and mark your calendar to join the celebration!
Family Equality council is committed to creating a world where all of our families receive the recognition, protection, and respect 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 Family Equality Council tools to jump-start a more inclusive environment at your school today!
Learn More About Us
East Coast Staff Contact:
Morgan Jacobus, Program Associate
Midwest Staff Contact:
Kim Simes, Midwest Regional Manager
West Coast Staff Contact:
Brent Wright, Director of Programs
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