10 FAMILIES WITH LGBTQ PARENTS HEAD TO WHITE HOUSE WITH FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL FOR EASTER EGG ROLL

posted on Mon, Apr 21 2014 1:33 pm by Cindi Creager

Washington, DC, April 20, 2014 - On Monday, April 21, 10 families with LGBTQ parents will travel to the White House with Family Equality Council to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. These families, from nine different states, face various barriers to protecting their families because of a patchwork of state laws affecting relationship recognition, adoption, foster care, and other critical issues of importance to families. Participation by LGBTQ families sends a strong equality message.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome 10 diverse LGBTQ families from nine states to take part in this American tradition,” said Executive Director, Gabriel Blau. “Our visibility at such an iconic American event helps create a world where every family is celebrated and respected.”

Family Equality Council has brought LGBTQ families to the White House Easter Egg Roll since 2006. This year, 40 people will join its contingent, including, gay dads, lesbian moms, and the families they’ve created through foster care, private adoption, surrogacy, and donors.  According to the White House, “30,000 people will assemble on the South Lawn to join in the fun.  The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling.”

To arrange interviews with Family Equality Council participants, contact: Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications; (646) 279-4559, cindi@creagercole.com

View photos at Family Equality Council’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FamilyEquality

You can also follow the Easter Egg Roll on Twitter with the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and watch the event live on WhiteHouse.gov/live.

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About Us: Family Equality Council is the national organization which connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in the United States and their six million children of all ages. Visit us at: http://www.familyequality.org