LGBTQ+ Family Weekend in the Midwest

Family. Friendship. Fun. Join us for Family Weekend in the Midwest, an event for all formed and found LGBTQ+ families & friends!


November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019


Holiday Inn Center in Downtown Lafayette

Join us in Lafayette, IN for Family Weekend in the Midwest, an event for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), their children, extended families, prospective families, and friends in the Midwest. We’ll have family activities, fun for all ages, and lots of opportunities to make new friends. Pride Lafayette and Family Equality are sponsoring the event, along with partners from Family Equality’s National Network of LGBTQ+ Family Groups from Angola, IN; Ann Arbor, MI; and Cincinnati, OH. Build community among fellow LGBTQ-headed families and learn about issues facing our families and how we can support each other.

Stay at the recently remodeled Holiday Inn City Center in downtown Lafayette. You’ll be within walking distance of our activities! Call 800-HOLIDAY or direct at 765-423-1000 and ask for the Pride Lafayette rate ($129 + tax for rooms with two-beds). Our room block is held until Oct. 22 or until the block is full. If the block fills or you make reservations after Oct. 22, current room rates will apply.

For more information or assistance with registration fees, contact Tonya Agnew at

(Registration is $30 per family. You only need to register once to register the entire family—upon registering, you will be prompted to tell us how many members of your family are attending.)

For more information or assistance with registration fees, contact Tonya Agnew at

Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 15

6:30–8:00 pm
Welcome Party with “A Taste of Lafayette” and fun activities

8:00–9:00 pm
Pool party — For those staying at the Holiday Inn, join other families for some fun in the pool before heading to bed!

Saturday, Nov. 16

9:30–10:00 am
Rainbow Connection — Get to know each other through interactive games and activities hosted by Julie Baumann, Director of Education and Outreach at Greater Lafayette Civic Theatre.

10:00–11:45 am
Parent Panel — Hear from LGBTQ+ parents about their experiences and how they formed their families. There will be a Q&A session.
Kid Zone (one for ages 4-7 and one for ages 8-12) Activities hosted by Purdue University teacher education students
Teen Zone (13+) hosted activities

1:30–4:00 pm
Explore Lafayette — We’re partnering with some downtown Lafayette businesses for opportunities to explore including, Main Street Amusements for pinball/video game fun and McCord’s Candies for candy cane making tours. More partners coming soon!

4:30–5:30 pm
Story Time with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at Main Street Books

6:00–8:00 pm
Pizza and dance party — Put on your dancing shoes and meet us on the dance floor!

Sunday, Nov. 17

9:00–10:00 am
Goodbye Breakfast

10:15–11:00 am
Teen+ Panel — Hear from kids (and adults ) with LGBTQ+ parents about their experiences. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

11:00 am
Everyone heads home!

Exact locations TBD but all will be either at the hotel or within a 2 block radius of the hotel.  

Matchbox Coworking Studios


Community Coalition for Change
Camp Out
Main Street Amusements
Main Street Books
Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce