Member Resources: National Network of LGBTQ Family Groups

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.


Mini-Grant Program

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.

Mentorship Program

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.


Questions?

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.


Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check back in later!


Community Board

  • 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!

Starting a Family Group

Starting a Family Group: Step-by-Step Toolkit
This toolkit provides tips for those considering forming a local LGBTQ family group.

The Power of Parents

Power of Parents Toolkit
This toolkit addresses how parents can play a key role in organizing and advocating for equality and justice for LGBTQ families.

Activity Planning

Activity Planning Toolkit
This toolkit provides a guide to planning activities and events for LGBTQ family groups.

Creating Safe & Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Families

Creating Safe & Inclusive Schools for LGBTQ Families
This toolkit addresses how LGBTQ parents and guardians can play a key role in creating safe and inclusive spaces in their school environments.

Empowering Your Community with Family-Building Information

Empowering Community Toolkit Cover
This toolkit explains how local groups can host educational events to provide family-building information for LGBTQ prospective parents.

Engaging Community Partners

Engaging Community Partners
This toolkit provides a guide to engaging community partners in event and activity planning.

Building Family Equality in Every Classroom

Building Family Equality in Every Classroom
This one-page tipsheet provides suggestions for how parents can be active and engaged partners with local schools to create safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ students and families.