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Central Jersey LGBTQ Parent Group Meetup

On Saturday, April 21st join LGBTQ parents and their infants and toddlers 5 years old and under at Marquand Park in Princeton, NJ.

Marquand Park is a 17-acre (69,000 m2) arboretum and recreational area located in Princeton, New Jersey. It contains walking paths, a baseball field, and attractions for children such as a sandbox and a play structure.

This event is free with free parking. If it rains, we will relocated to Ana & Gina’s home. To RSVP and get the exact home address, please email Ana at ana@phillyfamilypride.org.

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Visit Legoland with PFP

Join PFP families at the Legoland Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting, PA on Sunday, February 25th at 1pm.

This location features an interactive Lego themed ride, Lego 4D cinema and 10 Lego-themed play areas. It’s a great place to spend a winter afternoon.

Buy tickets in advance and search for online promo codes to save on ticket prices. Regular advanced tickets for this time are $19/each. Tickets are timed, so the best advice to is buy them in advance for 1pm to minimize waiting the day of the event.

If you’d like to attend this event but need help with the ticket costs, PFP’s got you. E-mail Stephanie Haynes with how much you can pay and PFP will buy your tickets for you.

RSVP to PFP board member Angel Brice to angel@phillyfamilypride.org so she knows to look for you. RSVP and share the Facebook event for this meetup.

Please note the following: All Adults must be accompanied by a child to enter the Center. Every guest needs their own ticket over the age of 2 years old. Also they do NOT allow outside food or beverage into the attraction. 

PFP Statement re: Rep Darryl Metcalfe’s attack on LGBTQ Families

Philadelphia Family Pride denounces the hateful rhetoric targeting our families in Representative Daryl
Metcalfe’s letter to Governor Tom Wolf in January 2018.

Rep. Metcalfe’s demand, signed on to by 24 of his colleagues, that birth certificates issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania be changed to specify “Mother” and “Father” instead of the current “Parent/Parent” language serves no practical purpose other than to discriminate against families such as those that comprise Philadelphia Family Pride and other families around the commonwealth.

Birth certificates play a central role in identifying and recognizing who has the legal rights to make decisions for a child and U.S. Supreme Court decisions clearly establish that same-sex couples have equal rights with respect to their children’s birth certificates as opposite-sex couples. Insisting that gendered terminology be used to describe those parents is a waste of the Commonwealth’s time and resources.

Our families are diverse and varied, and the birth certificates of their children should reflect that what matters to our children is the love and support that are what truly makes a family, not the gender of their parents.  Philadelphia Family Pride calls on Governor Wolf and other representatives to speak out against these attacks on our families and our children and applauds the steps already taken to ensure that our families are recognized on these important legal documents.

You can find your state representatives here.

Contact Gov. Wolf here.