Blau told the Washington Blade during an interview at his D. I think understanding that is critical to being able to fight it and to fight for real family values for valuing families. Alan Bernstein, board chair of the Council, said in a press release that Blau represents a new generation of LGBT leaders in the country. It also wrote the brief the Voices of Children submitted in the two cases. The organization also meets regularly with members of the Obama administration and lobbies members of Congress to support a number of LGBT-specific measures. These include the Every Child Deserves a Family Act that would prohibit discrimination in the adoption or foster care system based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or marital status.
Provincetown Family Week Sponsored by Family Equality Council
History[ edit ] In a group of gay fathers formed the group that would eventually become Family Equality Council. By the mid s, that group had established a steering committee and separate program status. The new name and expanded vision was designed to reinforce the organization's commitment to working across communities and issues and to joining forces with other progressive advocacy groups to create meaningful change for all loving families. In , Family Equality Council collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania on a 2-day symposium for professionals who work with households headed by same-sex couples and their advocates. It led to the creation of an online databank of resources for same-sex couples with children.
Sat, July 27, — Fri, August 2, Where: For more than 20 years, Family Week has supported and inspired, fostered community and friendships, and addressed the unique joys and challenges that arise for LGBTQ families through a week of programs, events, and celebrations. We have found in over 20 years providing youth programming at Family Week, youth who attend COLAGE programs will have a positive and powerful experience connecting with peers from around the country and world that share their experiences. Generations of Family Week alumni are now active allies, change agents, social justice leaders, and compassionate individuals who are making a difference because they belong to a network of empowered people with LGBTQ parents.