Annual Events

Family Weekend in the Midwest

Dates: May 4-6, 2018
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, WI

Family Weekend in the Midwest is Family Equality Council’s annual long weekend event for regional lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) parents, their children, extended families, prospective families, and friends. Each year, we partner with the Midwest community to bring family activities, programming and community-building for this fun-filled weekend.

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International Family Equality Day

Date: May 6, 2018

A world-wide celebration of the LGBTQ parenting and family community.

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Night at the Pier

Date: May 8, 2017
Location: Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, New York

Family Equality Council’s Night at the Pier gala is a celebration of LGBTQ families, and the people and organizations which have made an impact on our families and communities. Night at the Pier not only honors the contributions of remarkable people and groups, but also highlights the accomplishments of Family Equality Council – from our work fighting so-called religious freedom restoration acts to our community.

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Pride Celebrations

Date: Throughout the early Spring and into each Fall
Location: Various cities across the country

From festivals to activities and events in partnership with local organizations, Family Equality is promoting family-friendly spaces and events at Prides nation-wide.

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Family Week 

Dates: July 28-August 4, 2018
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts  

Family Week is the largest national gathering of the LGBTQ-headed family community in the world - be sure to make your plans NOW to join us for another year of celebrating our families!

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Emily McGranachan, East Coast Regional Manager, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Kim Simes, Director of Regional Programming, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota & Wisconsin; And interim coverage of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Tatiana Quiroga, Southern Regional Manager, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the six inhabited U.S. territories - American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wake Island     

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