About the Family Equity Justice Program
Here’s what we know: There are more than 11.3 million LGBTQ+ adults in the United States, and up to 3.7 million children under the age of 18 have an LGBTQ+ parent. But what kind of data exists about families across the LGBTQ+ spectrum? LGBTQ+ families with only one parent? LGBTQ+ BIPOC families? LGBTQ+ families in rural communities?
The Family Equity Justice Program is an initiative that seeks to understand how BIPOC, economically alternately-resourced and under-resourced, and/or geographically remote families who live outside major urban centers experience the LGBTQ+ family journey. As a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone can experience the unconditional joy and belonging of family, maintaining a full and complete picture of what all our families experience is essential to serving them better.
The goals of this project are to:
- Empower our organization to better respond to and include BIPOC families,
- Expand the Family Equality community to include more geographically, structurally, and socioeconomically diverse individuals and families,
- Strengthen our organizational capacity to respond to emerging opportunities and threats at local, state, and national levels,
- Provide actionable, ethical research to advance the work of our organization and our movement partners
At the center of this project is a desire to engage with and include alternately- and under-resourced families and families who live in non-metropolitan areas. As such, all our interactions with partners and participants must be grounded in Family Equality’s values.
Updates on our Family Equity Justice Program
The Family Equity Justice Survey
Family Equality is thrilled to introduce the Family Equity Justice (FEJ) Survey, which is a crucial part of the Family Equity Justice Program!
Seeking Research Partners
We are seeking potential research partners and consultants to assist us as we develop the Family Equity Justice Survey, a component of our Family Equity Justice Program.
The Road Ahead
We are so grateful to develop this initiative with the early support of Disney, The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Target, and Fidelity.
We can’t wait to continue diving more deeply into this work with the help of partners and supporters like you!