As a former employee I believe that donors could invest more wisely in other organizations. There is little transparency and FEC is only rated 2 stars by the independent rating organization Charity Navigator.
There are not many opportunities to take our children to gatherings where they are able to spend time with other families that look similar to theirs. The Family Equality Council embraces the importance of this by providing a social and learning environment with families as the focus. I am both proud and thankful for organizations like this one.
The Family Equality Council is dedicated to promoting inclusion, providing education, and supporting families. I appreciate all the hard work they do to help families and children. They make the world a better place for everyone.
Amanda presented to all our elementary teachers. The title was Creating Safe learning Environments for our LGBTQ Students and Families. I must say rarely do I see overwhelmingly positive responses from 300+ teachers for professional development. Teachers appreciated the facts, the opportunity to talk together, to share perspectives, and to consider viable next steps they can take when they return to their classrooms. It was fabulous! We are so appreciative.
Family Equlity Council fills a huge need within our country. Their staff is passionate, organized and their work is inspiring.
I have been working with this organization for 18 years. They have been an amazing resource for me and my family. Eighteen years ago, when my first daughter was born, there were not a lot of resources for families with gay parents. They supported me and my family with workshops, Family Week, information, books, etc. They helped me identify books to bring into my daughter's school, which were about families like ours. They provide so much information and support and fight for rights and laws to protect our families.
FEC is amazing.
FEC, like many other organizations, provides a service to the community. What makes Family Equality Council so unique is that in the process of providing services to a community, the create a caring and loving community of their own. Leadership, employees and clients benefit in unanticipated ways through the care and love delivered by FEC.
We met this organization three years ago when we attended their annual "Family Week" held in Cape Cod. Since meeting, we have never separated. We continue to participate and support the success of FW as well as stay connected throughout the year. Being proud of this organization, we have ushered introductions to many South Florida families who now feel the same.
Family Equality Council has been doing great work advocating for LGBT families. Our kids are heading into their teens, and we've been so thankful for the ways in which FEC has made their journey through childhood easier. FEC has worked tirelessly to provide leadership at the federal level and has even provided resources for us to effect change at the local level. Their works ensures that our family has not only LEGAL equality, but LIVED equality.
We are indebted to Family Equality Council for providing our two-dad family so many terrific experiences that have helped our now 9- and 10-year-old kids develop positive understandings of the many ways in which love makes a family. Not only do they provide opportunities for us to build a community with other LGBT-headed families, they also work tirelessly to educate others about the benefits of inclusivity and hetero-normative privilege.
The Family Equality Council is a wonderful organization! They provide a strong foundation for LGBTQ Families to thrive! We have been a part of FEC for over 10 years now and have had great support. They are there to help with navigating the school system which can at times be challenging for LGBTQ Families; FEC offers frequent social events so our kids have opportunities to see Families that look like theirs; they provide many educational seminars and the list goes on.
Family Equality Council has been a beacon in the night for my family. Being able to look out at a packed beach in Provincetown during Family Week and tell my children that all of the families they saw were like ours was life changing. FEC provided representation and visibility to my family during a political time that is attempting to roll back our rights at every turn.
FEC is an excellent advocate and resource for any LGBTQ person who is a parent or is interested in becoming one. They have a well-rounded, dedicated staff committed to advancing equality of all families in all aspects of life and in all corners of society. Their programming for families like ours is both validating and enjoyable--Family Week in particular is a blast. If you haven't heard about FEC before, I highly recommend checking them out!
My family and I think so highly of the staff at Family Equality Council. They have helped us connect with other families like ours; and provided useful information to help us navigate the legal, emotional and social challenges that face LGBTQ families. More specifically, they have helped support and encourage families groups throughout the country, advocated for issues of importance such as parental recognition, marriage equality, non-discrimination issues and much more. In return, we are proud supporters as part of their Protectors Circle, attendees at events, and stay connected with the organization in a number of ways that are valuable to us and our kids. Thank you, Family Equality Council!
Every year our family - two dads, our son, our two rescue dogs and one set of eager grandparents - attend family week. It’s the most wonderful celebration of everything that families are and can be. We look forward to everything FEQ does! They’re simply the best!
We have experienced camaraderie and support, engaged with hundreds of families like ours from around the world, made friends, built community, and helped educate others about LGBTQ families, thanks to the work of this small, but powerful and needed nonprofit. For seven years we have enjoyed Family Equality Council's Family Week in Provincetown and reveled in the empowerment and support they provide.
Family Equality Council provides information, advocacy, and events for families like mine - their work is important to making sure that ALL families receive legal and lived equality, regardless of how they present or who they love. I am continually impressed by the communication, compassion, and courage with which the organization is run. I'm very grateful for Family Equality Council and all the work they do on behalf of families like mine!
I've had nothing but positive experiences in working with FEC.
Whether it was a small gathering or attendance at a pride booth, they've been passionate and thoughtful in all interactions.
It's one of only a handful of non-profits our family chooses to support.
This nonprofit is incredible. Kim Simes is a mentor of mine, has facilitated LGBTQ+ workshops for educators with me, and shares information so I can continue advocating and living my truth.
I can’t say enough about FEC!! They’re tirelessly working to help our families get the support needed and have made such a difference in our lives. One of our favorite events that they have had annually is family week in Provincetown MA. By going to this event, you can clearly see the dedication the staff has to let all families know they’re loved. We know that they will continue to fight for us politically and be there for our family no matter what.