Thursday, June 1, 2023, is the 18th annual LGBTQ Families Day, a time to celebrate the many families in every state and almost every county of the U.S. that have LGBTQ+ people in them.

This event aims to raise awareness of the diversity, challenges, and joys of all LGBTQ+ families—found, formed, and chosen—who exist throughout our society.

How to Participate

Anyone who supports LGBTQ families is welcome to participate by:

  • Posting, tweeting, or sharing on any social media channel in celebration and support of LGBTQ families on June 1, 2023, and including the hashtag #LGBTQFamiliesDay.
  • 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.
  • Share these graphics to help spread the word—or use an image of your own family.


LGBTQ Families Day was developed by the award-winning LGBTQ-parenting site Mombian and is sponsored by Family EqualityPFLAG NationalGLAADGLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and COLAGE. Since 2006, 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 at the start 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.

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