LGBTQ Family Fair: Have PRIDE in Your Family

The month of June is an exciting time to be LGBTQ in Chicago. Nearly every night of the week, we can find street festivals, fundraisers, educational forums, concerts, film screenings and other events that celebrate the uniqueness, beauty and diversity of the LGBTQ community.

This year, Howard Brown Health Center is teaming up with Center on Halsted to bring you the first ever LGBTQ Family Fair in Chicago on Saturday, June 30th from 11AM – 3PM.

Event Details:
LGBTQ Family Fair
Saturday, June 30th
11AM – 3PM
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted St.

This FREE event will give you an opportunity to celebrate and feel pride in both your identity and your family. Community organizations that serve and support LGBTQ families will be available to give you resources and information for LGBTQ parents, youth and families.

Community organizations participating in this collaborative event include:

  • UCAN LGBTQ Host Home Program
  • Children’s Home + Aid Society
  • Fertility Centers of Illinois
  • Midwest Sperm Bank
  • Chicago Women’s Health Center
  • Neighborhood Parents Network
  • University of Chicago Adoption Center
  • Howard Brown Health Center
  • Center on Halsted
    and more!

Join us at this exciting event to learn about alternative insemination, adoption, surrogacy and caring for your family through the life cycle. Connect with supportive services that understand the unique needs of your family.

*Families with children are encouraged to attend, but must provide supervision for their children in the children’s activity/entertainment area. Entertainment will be provided by Chicago Children’s Museum.

**Food will be provided by Chef Toni Rivera, Executive Chef at Roscoe’s Cafe.

Click here for the Facebook invitation.

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About Betsy

Betsy was born in Chicago and raised in the northern suburbs of the city. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her B.A. in Philosophy, and went on to pursue her M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Over the past six years, Betsy has developed and pursued her passion for women’s health, LGBTQ issues, and social justice. In January of 2012, she became the Manager of the Lesbian Community Care Project (LCCP) at Howard Brown Health Center, the largest LGBTQ healthcare organization in the Midwest. Betsy is thrilled to join The L Stop team to write for the Queering Her Health blog. She hopes the blog will: 1) help LBTQ women get access to health information that is focused specifically on queer women’s health issues, 2) provide resources for LBTQ women to get connected to healthcare that is safe and affirming, and 3) encourage queer women to take care of themselves and their health, because we’re worth it!


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