Tickets for White House Egg Roll 2009!

Dear Friends and Families,

I have some exciting news. Just recently, President Obama’s
Administration reached out to Family Equality Council directly,
encouraging us to encourage you, our supporters, to apply for
tickets to this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll!

The Obama Administration knows Family Equality Council’s history
with the Egg Roll. As the first administration to publicly affirm
our families’ equal value, they want to take the opportunity
provided by this year’s Egg Roll to recognize the event’s
importance to us. I am so proud that the efforts of LGBT parents in
their communities, in their schools and in their places of worship
have brought us to a moment in history where the White House is
reaching out to Family Equality Council to have LGBT-headed
families included in the time-honored tradition that is the Egg

This year, for the first time, Egg Roll tickets will be available
online, not on the White House lawn. No more camping out overnight
on the Ellipse to secure our spots! Tickets will be available at starting
Thursday, March 26th. This could mean midnight, 8:00am, or later,
so if you’re interested in applying for tickets I suggest you check
the site starting at 12:00am tonight! The Egg Roll will take place
Monday, April 13th.

Watch a MSNBC clip from the 2006 Egg Roll!

Organizing LGBT families to attend the 2006 Egg Roll was one of my
proudest moments at Family Equality Council. It was a truly
unprecedented endeavor, generating more positive visibility and
media coverage for LGBT families than any other event in history.
Despite vocal opposition from anti-LGBT forces, more than 120
families showed up wearing their rainbow leis. Some of us took to
the airwaves. We countered the hate and misinformation, showed our
kids a fun-filled time, and marked a proud moment together as an
LGBT family community on the long march to full equality.

So if you’re interested in attending this year’s Egg Roll, start
checking for online ticketing tonight. As the White House releases
more information about the event, we’ll keep you up-to-date.

For our families,

Jennifer Chrisler
Executive Director
Family Equality Council

P.S. If you are chosen for tickets, let us know! Send an email to with the subject heading “Egg
Roll Tickets” and your family’s contact information. Thanks!