By Emily Hecht-McGowan, Director of Public Policy
Thirty years ago this year, Family Equality Council endeavored to make life a little bit better for LGBT parents and their kids by providing a space for families to connect and share their lives with each other. We never could have imagined where we’d be 30 years later. We’ve grown to a national organization representing 1 million parents raising 2 million children nationwide. And because of our work, the law more often recognizes all the moms and dads who have made the commitment to be parents, children are safer from bullying and more schools, places of worship, hospitals and clinics, and government agencies treat LGBT parents and their children with the respect that all families deserve. We’ve come a long way in 30 years – but we have more to do. As part of our 30th Anniversary we are holding our first-ever Family Weekend in Washington, DC. Please join us from May 17 to May 19 in our nation’s capital, where families from across the country will talk to members of Congress about issues that are important to us and raise our voices to make sure that our families’ stories are heard and validated. This is an opportunity to take a family trip to DC and show your children how to make change happen! Stay tuned in the next few weeks for additional details and registration information.
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