Educational Events

Join Family Equality Council for one of our upcoming LGBTQ family-building events – these workshops are designed for those who are LGBTQ and thinking about starting or growing a family. Events include a range of information, from the latest on the many ways families can be created to hearing from LGBTQ parents themselves, as they share their personal stories about their path to parenthood.

Family Formation Events

Upcoming Events

Building Our Families Pasadena: a How-To for the LGBTQ Community

Are you LGBTQ and thinking about having a baby? Already have a family and want to add to the fun?

Join Family Equality Council for an evening dedicated to learning about biological family-building options for the LGBTQ community. Our esteemed panel of experts in the field, moderated by Trystan Reese, will guide us through the in’s and out’s of every aspect of building family using assisted reproductive technology. This event is completely free and will include details on sperm banks, egg donation, surrogacy, legal issues, and more!


  • Scott Brown – California Cryobank
  • Dr. John Norian – HRC Fertility
  • Elise Greenberg – Family Attorney, Brot & Gross, LLP
  • Trystan Reese, Moderator – Family Equality Council

This event will be held at the historic All Saints Church in downtown Pasadena and is free, although reservations are required.

Refreshments will be served.

Building Our Families will be inclusive across the gender spectrum, including trans and gender non-conforming communities.

Date/Time: Mon, August 27, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: All Saints Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

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