Send Your Holiday Card to the White House


Nation’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender family
rights organizations launch historic visibility campaign

Today, Family
Equality Council
joined national and regional lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family rights groups from around
the country to launch the “From Our Family to Yours Campaign,”
designed to introduce the First Family to thousands of LGBT
families. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the campaign will
increase visibility and awareness about the need for federal
protections for the LGBT community.

“In this season of peace, love and generosity, we are pleased to
introduce the “From Our Families to Yours Campaign” said
Family Equality Council’s Executive Director
Jennifer Chrisler
. “LGBT family support is key to
succeeding in winning federal protections for our families. This
campaign provides greater visibility to our families by putting
real names and faces to our community.”

To participate in the campaign, families will send holiday cards to
the First Family, sharing their photos and seasons greetings.
Currently there are an estimated 2 million children being raised by
lesbian or gay parents, living in 99.9 percent of counties across
the United States.

On August 17, 2009, President Obama stated, “While we work with
Congress to repeal DOMA, my administration will continue to examine
and implement measures that will help extend rights and benefits to
LGBT couples under existing law.”

“We wish the First Family happy holidays and a New Year filled
with renewed support for LGBT equality. Passage of the Employment
Non-Discrimination Act, the  Every Child Deserves a Family Act and
repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act are the needed
steps toward equality that profoundly impact all families,” said
Executive Director Jennifer Chrisler “We hope as many families as
possible will participate in the ‘From Our Family to Yours

Family Equality Council is the leading national LGBT family
advocacy organization and is a proud to partner with Center Kids: A
Program of the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Community Center, COLAGE, Equality California, Equality Federation,
Family Equality Council, Family Matters: a program of the San Diego
LGBT Community Center, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Family
Services Program, Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, the Mega
Family Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Our Family
Coalition, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
(PFLAG), and the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Community Center.

For details, please visit