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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.

“Queer Parenting 101” Resources

The list below is an addendum to the “Queer Parenting 101” session facilitated by Philly Family Pride at the Creating Change 2018 Conference in Washington, DC. For suggestions, please comment below or email Stephanie Haynes at stephanie@phillyfamilypride.org.

Click this link to download a PDF of the transcribed questions/discussion topics from the session:
Queer Parenting 101 Butcher Block Post-It Note Questions

PERSONAL STORIES

18 Lesbian Moms We Love on Instagram

A Womb of Their Own

Biff and Trystan

Building Blocks – Interactive Conversations with LGBTQ families

Dad, Daddy & Kids

Darrow Brown and Juan Calvo – Story Corps

The F-Word: A Foster-to-Adopt Story

Family Focus: Jem, Michael and Tia

Fostering Hopes

Gay Parent Magazine

Gayby Maybe Epic Queer Parenting Round Table

Gays with Kids

Julie Chu and Caroline Ouellette welcome baby to family

Kordale & Kaleb

Love Comes First YouTube Channel

My Coming-Out Story: Out and Proud as a Bisexual Mother

New Film Shows Lesbian Families’ Struggles and Resilience in the South

Sandy & Denise

This Amazing Trans Couple Defied The Odds—And Their Doctor—To Conceive A Child

Tess and Nikina’s Story

BOOKS

9 New LGBT Children’s Books Every Kid Should Read Jan. 2018

A Holiday Guide to 2017’s LGBTQ Family Books

Yes, There Are Queer-Positive Children’s Books That Are Actually Good and Not Horribly Depressing

Corey Silverberg’s Books

Flamingo Rampant

The Book Nook – Family Equality Council

FINDING YOUR PEOPLE

Camp Highlight

COLAGE

Family Equality Council

Gay Parent Magazine List of Support Groups

Gay Fathers Facebook Group

Queer Mamas* Facebook Group

Transgender Parenting Facebook Group

FINANCIAL HELP

Financial Assistance for LGBT Parents to Be

The Ultimate Gay Men’s Guide to Crowdfunding for Surrogacy or Adoption

LEGAL RESOURCES

ACLU – LGBT Parenting

Legal Recognition of LGBT Families  – National Center for Lesbian Rights

State LGBT Family Law Guides – National Center for Lesbian Rights

Families – National Center for Transgender Equality

Protecting Your Children – Lambda Legal

Know Your Rights – Transgender Parenting 

OTHER RESOURCES

How Can Midwives Help Queer and Trans Families Feel Safe?

What Do Kids Call Their LGBTQ Parents?

Welcoming Schools