Welcome and thank you for joining the National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups! Family Equality created the National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups to serve as a platform to empower, educate, and support LGBTQ family groups and community leaders. Please take the time to explore the all the resources the Network has to offer. In addition, look for emails with information for upcoming activities.
Remember, as part of your membership you have access to:
- Lunch and Learns
- Quarterly meetings
- Downloadable Resources
- Networking Opportunities
- Group listing in the Network directory
- Access to mini-grants
- Mentorship opportunities
- Virtual trainings
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Series
The National Network of LGBTQ+ Family Groups is committed to being welcoming, mindful, and inclusive of marginalized LGBTQ+ groups including, but not limited to, families of color, trans families, single parents, polyamorous families, isolated families in rural areas, families of low socioeconomic status, families of differing ability status, and those impacted by HIV and/or AIDS. Therefore, we would like to invite you to join us for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training series. We will be covering various topics highlighting how your group can support marginalized communities within the broader LGBTQ+ community.
Please view our training videos below. In addition, visit our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Document. This is a living document, which is often updated with new material which corresponds to the training videos.
Family Equality invites members of the National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups to apply for a Mini-Grant of up to $200 to offset event and/or training costs. Please note that these funds are grants, not loans, and no repayment is required. To learn more about the Mini-Grant Program and apply, please see the Mini-Grant Application.
Keep in mind that:
- If approved, Network members are eligible for up to $200 per year, as funds are available.
- Members may only be awarded a mini grant one time per calendar year.
- To be considered, members must complete this application form at least 30 days prior to an event or training.
- Funds cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol or any items which are deemed inappropriate at a family event (at the discretion of Family Equality staff).
- Receipts and documentation are required and must be submitted within 30 days of use.
With the Mentorship Program, The National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups hopes to support members by matching them with other members interested in volunteering their time and sharing their experiences on various topics. Those seeking a mentor and those seeking to mentor please go to the Mentorship Program Application.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Tatiana Quiroga, the Director of National Family Networks at TQuiroga@familyequality.org
View the National Network Directory
To access contact information for other members of the National Network, click here to open the directory.
There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check back in later!
- National Network members receive a 15% discount on their first OurShelves order. To learn more about OurShelves visit www.OurShelves.com. Use discount code “FEC”.
Recorded Lunch & Learns
DEI Training: COLAGE, Supporting Children in LGBTQ+ Families for Over 29 Years
DEI Training: Transracial Adoptive Families
DEI Training: Introduction to Inclusivity for QTPOC+
DEI Training: Village-Building and Learning about Non-Nuclear Families
Using Advocacy to Grow and Strengthen Your Organization
Resources and Toolkits
Click the cover images to access each resource!