EDUCATING, CONNECTING and SUPPORTING LGBTQ+ FAMILIES

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 09, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    The Tradition Continues! 

    Since 2004, our Annual Family Conference has provided wonderful education, connections, support and empowerment for LGBTQ+ families, prospective parents, and allies.

    For 2020 we're holding a virtual event - and it's going to be fantastic!

    Information & Registration: www.rainbowfamiliesconference.org


    • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

    Sadly -  due to concerns for our community's health, this year's picnic has been cancelled  

    We will implement fun virtual programs through Hillwood for our families throughout the year.  

    Sept 13,  2020      11am - 2pm

         

    One of Rainbow Families most treasured events,  nine years running

    Connect with other LGBTQ+ families at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens'  gorgeous urban oasis

    Enjoy the beautiful venue, have fun, and connect with fellow Rainbow Families members and others in our community

    If you haven't been before, this is a beautiful venue and we always have a great time - for kids and adults

    This event is open to all - members, families, allies

    Festivities scheduled to include:

    Pack a picnic from home or purchase food from the cafĂ©'s express menu to enjoy on the magnificent lawn.
    Play games on the lawn
    Practice your putt on the Putting Green.
    Get your face painted with your favorite garden critter.
    Try on costumes from a collection of hero's capes, royal crowns, knight's shields, and more.
    Create an art project of your very own to take home and discover Hillwood's treasures 

      Presented in partnership with Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens.

      The program takes place rain or shine.  In the event of rain, picnicking will take place under the shelter of the C.W. Post courtyard tent and the art project, face-painting, and dress-up activities will take place indoors.

      *Rainbow Families never wants financial constraints to prohibit attendance at our events.  If you need registration assistance for this event, please email our Executive Director, Darren Vance, in confidence.


      • Saturday, October 24, 2020
      • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • Coffield Community Center 450 Lyttonsville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910



      Happy Halloween! Join us for fun Halloween festivities!   Everyone is encouraged to come in costume - parents, caregivers, children, and friends alike!  

      We'll have a great FAMILY evening with music,  food, and of course, our children's costume parade.  Kids of all ages are welcome.


      Member Pricing: $15 per Adult,  $8 per Child 
      Non-Member Pricing: $18 per Adult,  $12 per Child

      All children 2 and under are FREE

      If the registration cost poses a financial barrier for your family's participation, please  reach out in confidence to:    info@rainbowfamilies.org as we want to insure the event is accessible to all.

      • Saturday, November 07, 2020
      • 12:00 PM (EST)
      • Zoom Meeting

      Please Join Reproductive Specialist Dr. Carter Owen
      on an interactive workshop for Rainbow Families

      Today's Topic:  Donor Egg and Gestational Carrier - What You Should Know

      Detailed Info and Registration to follow!


      • Friday, February 05, 2021
      • 4:00 PM (EST)
      • Sunday, February 07, 2021
      • 11:00 AM (EST)
      • Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg VA
      • 10
      Register
      Rainbow Families' 2021 FUN, WET, WONDERFUL
      Family Weekend is Here!

      Did YOU get in on the fun at our 2019 weekend?   
      Were you looking forward to our 2020 weekend?

      Our fun, splish-splash, AWESOME 2021 weekend is here!



      We negotiated another great discount -   $179 per night plus tax
        • PLUS -  $30 daily resort fee?   WAIVED!     
        • PLUS10% off food & beverage 
        • PLUS -  Free WiFi 
        • Limited availability -  First-come, first- served.  Minimum participation is required to qualify for this rate
        • Check in 4 pm Friday.  Check out 11 am Sunday.  You can arrive earlier to pre-check in and receive passes to enjoy the waterpark until check in time
        • Just like our 1st event, we plan to do a fun group dinner early Saturday evening

        Registration:

        • Once you sign up here, you'll immediately receive an email with info on how to book your weekend.    You are NOT confirmed until you've made a reservation with Great Wolf
        • Must book by January 5, but we expect to sell out well before then

        Great Wolf Lodge has been extremely supportive of Rainbow Families. 
        It feels good to support businesses who support us

      Past events

      Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Free: It's a PET PARADE!
      Wednesday, July 01, 2020 July Book Club - For Middle & High Schoolers
      Sunday, June 28, 2020 Maybe Baby Summer 2020
      Saturday, June 27, 2020 [Cancelled] Madagascar - A Musical Adventure!
      Saturday, June 27, 2020 Free: Reciprocal IVF and Donor Sperm
      Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Free: Personal Fiction and Growing Up Queer & Trans in 1990s Midwest
      Saturday, June 20, 2020 Free: Story Time for Fathers Day!
      Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Free: Rainbow Color Treasure Hunt
      Friday, June 05, 2020 [Cancelled] Great Wolf Lodge Weekend
      Thursday, May 28, 2020 Free: Body Image & Eating Disorder Discussion
      Sunday, May 17, 2020 Maybe Baby Spring 2020
      Saturday, May 16, 2020 Free LGBTQ+ Support Group
      Saturday, May 16, 2020 [Postponed] Annual Family Conference
      Friday, May 08, 2020 Staying Healthy, Sane and Well in the time of Covid-19
      Wednesday, May 06, 2020 Staying Healthy, Sane and Well in the time of Covid-19
      Monday, May 04, 2020 Puppet Story Time!
      Sunday, April 26, 2020 Together In Pride: You Are Not Alone
      Saturday, April 25, 2020 [Cancelled] Lyle the Crocodile!
      Saturday, April 25, 2020 LGBTQ+ Adoption Support Group
      Sunday, April 19, 2020 Pre-Conception/Family Planning Support Group
      Sunday, April 19, 2020 New Parent & Pregnancy Support Group
      Tuesday, April 14, 2020 The CARES Act and How It Affects YOU
      Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Story Time!
      Saturday, April 04, 2020 Story Time & Coloring (PLUS Something for Parents!)
      Saturday, February 15, 2020 Family Valentines Party
      Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Annual Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Discount to SWAN LAKE at the Kennedy Center
      Sunday, December 15, 2019 LET'S MOVE Playdate Fun!
      Sunday, December 01, 2019 The Velveteen Rabbit at Adventure Theater
      Thursday, November 14, 2019 MINI Maybe Baby - Using Donor Sperm to Build a Family
      Sunday, November 03, 2019 Annual Fall Gathering at Cox Farms
      Friday, November 01, 2019 GREAT WOLF LODGE WEEKEND
      Saturday, October 26, 2019 Rainbow Families Halloween Party 2019
      Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Foster Care & Adoption ABCs
      Saturday, October 12, 2019 Pride Night - GW Womens Volleyball
      Saturday, October 12, 2019 Howard County Area Meet-up/Play-date
      Friday, October 11, 2019 Family Activities - National Coming Out Day
      Friday, October 04, 2019 Family Camp Weekend 2019
      Sunday, September 15, 2019 Conception / Family Planning Support Group
      Sunday, September 15, 2019 Maybe Baby Fall 2019
      Sunday, September 15, 2019 Pregnancy / New Parent Support Group
      Sunday, September 15, 2019 Playdate in Howard County
      Friday, September 13, 2019 DISCOUNT NATIONALS TICKETS!
      Sunday, September 08, 2019 Annual Picnic at Hillwood Estate
      Saturday, September 07, 2019 Playdate in Arlington
      Saturday, September 07, 2019 Building Your Child's Confidence
      Saturday, September 07, 2019 Redefining Discipline - A No Gimmicks Guide
      Saturday, August 24, 2019 Cat In the Hat at Adventure Theater
      Saturday, August 24, 2019 Playdate at Cox Farms
      Saturday, July 27, 2019 Summer Picnic in Howard County
      Sunday, July 07, 2019 Free Nats Tickets for Rainbow Families!
      Saturday, June 29, 2019 Celebrate PRIDE with the Mystics!
      Sunday, June 09, 2019 Rainbow Families FESTIVAL FAMILY AREA
      Saturday, June 08, 2019 Walk with Rainbow Families at the Pride Parade!
      Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Family Outing to the Nationals
      Sunday, May 05, 2019 Gay Day at the Zoo
      Saturday, May 04, 2019 2019 Family Conference
      Friday, April 26, 2019 Tot Shabbat for Families with Small Kids
      Saturday, April 06, 2019 Adventure Theatre - Winnie the Pooh! Outing & Potluck
      Saturday, March 16, 2019 4th Annual I Am Brave Summit
      Saturday, March 09, 2019 Discount: Huck Finn's BIG RIVER
      Friday, March 08, 2019 Foster & Foster-to-Adopt Info
      Sunday, March 03, 2019 Maybe Baby Spring 2019
      Saturday, March 02, 2019 KidSave - "Host a Child This Summer" Info Session
      Monday, February 25, 2019 Questions on Adoption?
      Sunday, February 10, 2019 WE HEART VALENTINES - COOKING CLASS
      Saturday, February 09, 2019 Rainbow Families FAMILY DANCE! 2019
      Monday, January 21, 2019 Rainbow Families Playgroup/Exercise Fun!
      Sunday, January 20, 2019 Conception / Family Planning Support Group
      Saturday, December 15, 2018 LGBTQ Open House at Sidwell Friends School
      Sunday, December 09, 2018 DSRF Meet Up (Divorced/Separated Rainbow Families)
      Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Adoption Information Night
      Monday, November 26, 2018 Drag Story Hour w/ Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul's Drag Race
      Saturday, November 03, 2018 Cox Farms Pumpkin Madness 2018
      Monday, October 29, 2018 Georgetown Day School LGBTQ+ Open House
      Friday, October 05, 2018 Family Camp Weekend
      Sunday, September 09, 2018 Family Picnic at Hillwood
      Sunday, June 10, 2018 Capital Pride Festival - Booth Volunteers Needed!
      Saturday, June 09, 2018 Capital Pride Parade - Rainbow Families!
      Sunday, May 20, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      Sunday, May 20, 2018 Family Outing to the Nationals
      Sunday, May 20, 2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
      Saturday, May 19, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Sunday, May 06, 2018 Gay Day at the Zoo - Family Meet-Up
      Saturday, May 05, 2018 2018 Family Conference & Gathering
      Saturday, April 21, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Sunday, April 15, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      Saturday, April 14, 2018 Howard County Area Playground Meetup
      Saturday, April 07, 2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
      Saturday, March 24, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Sunday, March 18, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      Saturday, March 17, 2018 Rainbow Families Potluck & Gathering - Baltimore/Central Maryland
      Saturday, March 10, 2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
      Saturday, February 24, 2018 Rainbow Families Family Dance
      Sunday, February 18, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      Sunday, February 04, 2018 Adoption Support Group
      Sunday, February 04, 2018 Maybe Baby Spring 2018
      Saturday, February 03, 2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
      Sunday, January 21, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Sunday, January 21, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
      Sunday, December 17, 2017 I Have a Little Dreidel: An LGBTQ Family Chanukah Celebration
      Saturday, December 02, 2017 Adventure Theatre - Frosty the Snowman: Holiday Outing & Potluck
      Friday, November 10, 2017 Family Camp Weekend
      Sunday, November 05, 2017 Family Outing to Cox Farms
      Sunday, October 29, 2017 Rainbow Families Halloween Party
      Saturday, October 14, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
      Sunday, September 24, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Sunday, September 17, 2017 Maybe Baby Fall 2017
      Sunday, September 10, 2017 Family Picnic at Hillwood
      Sunday, August 27, 2017 Back-to-School Family Outing to the Nationals
      Saturday, August 12, 2017 Disney Brunch: An ICWDC Benefit for Rainbow Families
      Saturday, August 05, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
      Saturday, August 05, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
      Saturday, July 22, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
      Saturday, July 15, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Monday, June 26, 2017 Family Outing: Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game
      Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Family Outing: Night OUT at the Nationals
      Saturday, June 10, 2017 Capital Pride Parade - March with Rainbow Families!
      Saturday, June 10, 2017 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
      Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Rainbow Family Story Time
      Sunday, June 04, 2017 Sunday LGBTQ Roller Skating Youth Edition
      Saturday, May 27, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
      Sunday, May 07, 2017 Gay Day at the Zoo - Lunch Meet-Up for Families
      Saturday, March 04, 2017 Rainbow Families Family Dance
      Sunday, February 19, 2017 Maybe Baby Spring 2017
      Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Before I Do.... with Elizabeth Schwartz and Martha M. Ertman
      Saturday, February 11, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
      Saturday, February 11, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Bowie)
      Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Laurel)
      Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
      Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
      Saturday, January 28, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
      Saturday, January 28, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Gaithersburg)
      Sunday, December 18, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Sunday, December 04, 2016 Adoption Support Group
      Sunday, November 20, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Adoption Information Night
      Saturday, November 05, 2016 Family Outing to Cox Farms
      Thursday, October 20, 2016 Family & Friends Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
      Sunday, October 16, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Friday, October 14, 2016 Family Camp Weekend
      Sunday, September 25, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Sunday, September 25, 2016 Maybe Baby Fall 2016
      Saturday, September 24, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      Sunday, September 11, 2016 Family Picnic at Hillwood
      Sunday, August 21, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Monday, July 25, 2016 Family Week DMV Regional Gathering
      Saturday, July 23, 2016 Family Week 2016 in Provincetown
      Thursday, July 21, 2016 Loves Conquers Hate: Family Roller Skate Night
      Sunday, July 17, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Saturday, July 16, 2016 A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Disney Themed Drag Show
      Saturday, July 09, 2016 Adventure Theatre - Jumanji
      Sunday, June 26, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Saturday, June 25, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      Friday, June 24, 2016 CAMP Rehobeth Family PRIDE Camp 2016
      Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Night OUT at the Nationals
      Sunday, June 12, 2016 Capital Pride Festival
      Saturday, June 11, 2016 Capital Pride Parade
      Saturday, June 11, 2016 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
      Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Honest Talk About Race & Adoption
      Sunday, May 29, 2016 Adventure Theatre - Emperor's Nightingale
      Thursday, May 26, 2016 Family Outing to the Nationals
      Sunday, May 15, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Sunday, May 15, 2016 Maybe Baby Spring 2016
      Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
      Saturday, April 30, 2016 2016 Biennial Family Conference & Gathering
      Sunday, April 17, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Sunday, March 20, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Sunday, March 13, 2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
      Sunday, February 21, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Sunday, February 21, 2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
      Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
      Saturday, February 06, 2016 Rainbow Families Family Dance
      Saturday, January 30, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      Sunday, January 24, 2016 Conception Support Group
      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting
      Saturday, September 26, 2015 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
      Sunday, September 20, 2015 Maybe Baby Fall Class
      Wednesday, September 16, 2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting


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