Tag Archives: Family Equality Council

Andy Cohen Auctions His D&G Suit

From the eBay listing: “Direct from my personal closet, I am auctioning off a 2014, black, wool Dolce & Gabbana suit. It’s got 2 buttons and a few strands of genuine Wacha hair on it. The size is 40 Regular. The suit can be yours and all the money will go to the Family Equality Council, an organization committed to ...

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LOS ANGELES: Glee Cast To Perform At Family Equality Council Awards Gala

The Family Equality Council will hold its Los Angeles Awards gala on Saturday. Performers include Cheyenne Jackson and Glee cast members Lea Michelle, Darren Criss, and Chord Overstreet. If you’d like to attend, hit the link for a $20 raffle to win air travel for two and two nights at the Beverly Hilton. Entries close tomorrow.

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The Call: On Gay Adoption

From the Family Equality Council: There are 400,000 young people in foster care waiting for a home. Millions of LGBT people are willing to become adoptive parents if they could – yet many states make it harder for them to adopt. Help knock down these barriers and ensure every child has a chance to find a home. Find out more.

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LGBT Groups React To Boy Scouts Change

Scouts For Equality “The Boy Scouts of America can do better,” said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout and Executive Director of Scouts for Equality. “We welcome the news that the ban on gay Scouts is history, but our work isn’t over until we honor the Scout Law by making this American institution open and affirming to all.” Human Rights Campaign ...

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Father’s Day E-Cards For Gay Dads

The Family Equality Council has a selection to choose from. Ruh-roh, the campaign is sponsored by Children’s Tylenol! Cue the Million Shrews!

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Target Launches Pride T-Shirts

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Two years after a brouhaha erupted over its support of a group backing Tom Emmer, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who opposed gay marriage, Target Corp. has launched an online charitable partnership supporting gay pride. The Minneapolis-based discounter says the two aren’t related — it has partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based Family Equality Council, which supports lesbian, ...

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SLIDESHOW: Family Equality Council’s 30th Anniversary Gala In New York City

Last night intrepid JMG photographer Dr. Jeff accompanied me to the Family Equality Council’s 30th anniversary gala on Manhattan’s Pier 60, where over 750 LGBT moms, dads and allies swarmed the grand ballroom and mingled with bold-face names like Zach Wahls (so tall!), Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, comedian Judy Gold, Bishop Gene Robinson, Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson, ...

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Colbert Report On Dr. George Rekers

With a screenshot of JMG, but no mention. Oh, well!

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Happy Holidays, President Obama

A coalition of LGBT rights groups including PFLAG, COLAGE, the Equality Federation, and the Family Equality Council has joined forces on a campaign to send pro-LGBT holiday cards to the White House. The group will collect the cards and send them in a giant package for maximum impact. Today national and regional lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family rights ...

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Leffew Dads And Wanda Sykes Receive Awards From Family Equality Council

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Family Equality Council Honors Leffews

The Leffew family, whose popular YouTube videos about two men raising two kids have been posted here and in much of the gay blogosphere, will be honored with an award from the Family Equality Council. The event takes place this Sunday in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Wanda Sykes. Get tickets here.

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HomoQuotable – Jennifer Chrisler

“Malpractice is defined as engaging in professional wrongdoing that will result in harm. As one of those many leaders across the country fighting for equality for LGBT families, failure to accept the President’s invitation to meet with him at the White House this coming Monday would be committing “Movement malpractice.” “For more years than I care to remember we have ...

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Obama On Gay Families

Last month Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Equality Council, wrote identical letters to both presidential candidates to ask about their positions on gay families. Barack Obama has responded with a letter (PDF) that mostly talks about his own family and offers some general platitudes about family life, but closes with this paragraph: [W]e also have to do more ...

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