Family Equality Council Thanks COLAGE’s Robin Marquis for Her Work, Welcomes New Staff

February 16, 2016 — Today Family Equality Council, the national advocacy group representing the country’s 3 million LGBTQ parents and their 6 million children, takes a moment to thank a key collaborator as she embarks on the next phrase of her professional journey.

Robin Marquis, the National Program Director at COLAGE (the organization that unites and supports people with LGBTQ parents), recently transitioned out of the role she held for three years. During her tenure, she annually partnered with Family Equality Council to plan our iconic Family Week summer celebrations in Provincetown, Mass. Under her leadership, our collaboration has grown and expanded to the benefit of all LGBTQ-led families.

“Robin’s tireless advocacy and passion for community-building — not to mention her creative and always collaborative ideas for Family Week — have inspired us all,” says Brent Wright, Interim Co-Executive Director and Director of Programs at Family Equality Council. “We will miss her greatly and wish her the best of luck. And we look forward to the day our paths cross again.”

Family Equality Council also extends our congratulations COLAGE’s new leadership team: Key Jackson, the Director of National Programs, and Kaley Fry, the Associate Director of Youth and Family Programs.

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About Family Equality Council: Family Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in this country today and their six million children of all ages. We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBTQ. We are a community of parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For over 30 years we have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families.