We believe that when our elected officials have the opportunity to understand the impact of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discrimination, they are better able to make the right choices: choices that protect and advance the rights and safety of all families.
November 9, 2016
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Following this historic election, Family Equality Council remains respectful of the American people and their participation in the democratic process. As the nation’s leading organization supporting LGBTQ families, we stand ready to work with the Trump Administration toward lived and legal equality for LGBTQ families nationwide.
Every administration needs strong community partners to translate the progress of our movement into further action, and Family Equality Council intends to continue in our decades-long tradition of ensuring that the voices of LGBTQ families remain heard in Washington DC.
Family Equality Council will further represent and elevate the voices and stories of LGBTQ families, with the earnest belief that when our elected officials have the opportunity to understand the impact of anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discrimination, they are better able to make the right choices: choices that protect and advance the rights and safety of all families.
“The progress made toward LGBTQ equality in recent years, demonstrated both by winning marriage equality nationwide and by broad cultural shifts in public opinion, make clear that the LGBTQ community can no longer be ignored,” says The Reverend Stan J. Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Family Equality Council. “The visibility of LGBTQ families and individuals throughout this election cycle has reaffirmed the LGBTQ community’s place in the American political landscape, and we vow to continue working with the Trump Administration on behalf of all LGBTQ families.”
About Family Equality Council
Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer in this country today and their six million children of all ages. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated — including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren and unattached youth that reaches across this country. For almost forty years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families. As we look to the next chapter of our work, we are also focused on LGBTQ youth needing families and the two million LGBTQ adults waiting to foster or adopt in our country.