Celebrate LGBTQ Families Day on June 3, 2024

Mombian, Family Equality, GLAAD, GLAD, PFLAG National, and COLAGE Join Forces to Elevate Stories of LGBTQ Families

Monday, June 3, 2024, is the 19th Annual LGBTQ Families Day, a time to celebrate the many families with LGBTQ people in them who live in every state and almost every county of the U.S. The event aims to raise awareness of the diversity, joys, and challenges of all LGBTQ families—found, formed, and chosen—who exist throughout our society.

Anyone is welcome to participate by:

  • Posting or sharing on any social media channel on June 3, 2024, in celebration and support of LGBTQ families. Include the hashtag #LGBTQFamiliesDay. Ideas include a family photo/video, family anecdote, image of an LGBTQ-inclusive kids’ book, or a simple message of support.
  • Following the hashtag #LGBTQFamiliesDay throughout the day and sharing the stories, images, and thoughts from other participants.
  • Celebrating in your community in whatever way uplifts the voices and experiences of LGBTQ families.

LGBTQ Families Day was developed by the award-winning LGBTQ parenting site Mombian and is sponsored by Family Equality, PFLAG National, GLAAD, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and COLAGE. Additional partners include Gays With Kids, OurShelves, PregnantTogether, and the Queer Family Podcast. Since 2006 (originally as Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day), the day has engaged parents across the LGBTQ spectrum, parents of LGBTQ children, LGBTQ individuals, children of LGBTQ parents, and non-LGBTQ family members and allies. The event is held on the first weekday of June, between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, in order to honor all parents but also to highlight that not all families fit into the traditional structure of one mother and one father. Additionally, June is LGBTQ Pride Month.

“LGBTQ Families Day is a time to show our strength as a community, to elevate our collective stories, and for allies to reaffirm their support,” said Dana Rudolph, Founder and Publisher of Mombian. “Our families are diverse in many ways, but united in our desire to raise our children in equitable, supportive environments where they can thrive.”

“For nearly two decades, Family Equality has had the pleasure of partnering with Mombian for LGBTQ Families Day, and this year, it’s particularly important for us to celebrate our joy and our hope,” said Jaymes Black, CEO of Family Equality. “My hope for a bright future is fueled by the aspirations and stories of LGBTQ+ families across the U.S. Their stories are of resilience and love. In spite of the anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and rhetoric, our families continue to exist, continue to love, and continue to hope. We exist and we won’t be erased. Let’s celebrate the joy of our families on LGBTQ Families Day and every day.”

“When anti-LGBTQ extremists spread harmful misinformation on LGBTQ families—whether it be the baseless claim that LGBTQ adults are groomers, or the so-called dangers of medical care for trans youth—the necessary stories of happy and healthy LGBTQ families prevail over the false narratives. LGBTQ Families Day reinforces that such hateful voices are truly a minority in this country, and that a supermajority of Americans supports equality for LGBTQ people. Queer families deserve to be celebrated and protected, today and always,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD.

“Everywhere you go, LGBTQ families are part of the fabric of our communities, defending our country and making our homes, schools, places of worship, workplaces, and neighborhoods vibrant with love. Join us on LGBTQ Families Day to celebrate and elevate our families—to share joy and hope and to celebrate the many ways love makes a family,” said Brian K. Bond (he/him), CEO of PFLAG National.

“LGBTQ Families Day is about sharing the beauty, resilience. and joy of our diverse family stories,” said Polly Crozier, Director of Family Advocacy at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). “As we work alongside families and allies across the country to resist anti-LGBTQ+ attacks and to strengthen legal protections and security, we’re grateful to Mombian for creating space to honor that LGBTQ+ people are an integral part of every community and to celebrate the many wonderful ways our families come to be.”

“We are thrilled to again join Mombian in celebrating LGBTQ Families Day!” said Jordan Budd, Executive Director of COLAGE, the only national organization for people with LGBTQ+ parents or caregivers. “While the attacks on our community, our families, and our bodily autonomy have not stopped, our families are as strong and resilient as ever. Today we celebrate the love and joy that binds our families together, and the special place we hold as the children of queer parents as we advocate for the safety and security of our community.”

About the Organizer and Sponsors

The two-time GLAAD Media Award-winning blog Mombian offers a daily mix of news, insights, and resources for lesbian moms and other LGBTQ parents, including a searchable database of 1,500+ LGBTQ family books. The site was founded in 2005 by Dana Rudolph, a journalist and lesbian mom who also pens a regular “Mombian” column for several LGBTQ newspapers. In 2018, she received the Hostetter-Habib Family Award from Family Equality.

Family Equality advances legal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. Family Equality believes every LGBTQ+ person should have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of who they are or where they live.

PFLAG is an organization of LGBTQ+ people, parents, families, and allies who work together to create an equitable and inclusive world. We are hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of chapters from coast to coast who are leading with love to support families, educate allies, and advocate for just, equitable, and inclusive legislation and policies. Since our founding in 1973, PFLAG works every day to ensure LGBTQ+ people everywhere are safe, celebrated, empowered and loved. Learn more, find support, donate, and take action at PFLAG.org.

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. To learn more about taking action for LGBTQ people and issues, go to www.glaad.org/VOTE.

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

COLAGE unites people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities.


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LGBTQ Families Day: June 3, 2024. #LGBTQFamiliesDay. Logos for Family Equality, Mombian, COLAGE, GLAAD, GLAD, and PFLAG.
LGBTQ Families Day: June 3, 2024. #LGBTQFamiliesDay. Logos for Family Equality, Mombian, COLAGE, GLAAD, GLAD, and PFLAG.