Largest LGBT Family Conference Taking Registrations!

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Rainbow Families
Conference! Early bird rates apply through February 13,
Special rates are available for E-12 educators,
college students and adult volunteers. Sponsorship, vendor and ad
purchase opportunities exist, as well. Click
to find out more.

The Rainbow Families Conference is the premier community
building and learning event for current and prospective LGBT
parents, their children, family members and friends, educators and
community members.

This incredible conference is a special resource for Minnesota
and surrounding states and is the largest of its kind in the
nation. Participants enjoy a day of learning and sharing together
and also leave with concrete skills and information relevant to
their own lives and needs.

Highlights include:

  • 40+ educational workshops in 6 tracks:

Creating Families
Educators in Action
Legal and Financial
Parents Engaging Schools
Social Justice

  • Children and Youth Programming

Sample programming for 5th grade and under includes
Climb Theater, Ensemble Music, Gladys and Milt Hill, Minnesota
Freedom Band, cience Outside the Box, Youth Performance

6th Grade and up programming provided by COLAGE

  • Keynote Speaker: Mandy Carter

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mandy Carter is one of the
country’s leading African-American lesbian activists. She has a
40-year movement history of social, racial, and LesBiGayTrans
justice organizing since 1968. Raised in two orphanages and a
foster home for her first 18 years as a ward of the state of New
York, Ms. Carter brings her unique perspective on the support of
LGBT families.

  • Extensive Resource Fair
  • CEU Certificates available for educators and foster
  • Community Gathering & Celebration
  • Hundreds of LGBT families and friends building
    community together!

Thank you to our current conference

(Gold) Target; RBC Wealth Management
(Silver) Boston

(Bronze) Bremer Bank; Heltzer and Burg,
PLC (Attorneys at Law)
; Park Nicollet Health Services; SUPERVALU; US bank

Interested in sponsoring and/or attending the conference? Visit the
conference website here: Rainbow
Families Conference 2009!