Diverse in many ways, our common bond is that we are LGBT households raising children. We are often the first LGBT people in our extended families, in our social circles, and in our neighborhoods navigating the joys and challenges of having kids and raising families.
If you are a member of the LGBT community raising children, we hope you will join us! To meet other families, connect online, and receive information on our events and programs, please join our group on Facebook by clicking here.
Once you are connected, we encourage you to participate in our Facebook community. Introduce yourself, share a photo of your family, and otherwise engage with the group. Event invitations, program updates, and helpful information are shared through the Facebook page and in periodic emails. In the meantime, listen to this brief radio interview with two of our member families and their kids that was broadcast on 88.nine, Radio Milwaukee.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at MiltownFamilies@gmail.com. We are a volunteer led organization and will respond as quickly as possible.
Miltown LGBT Families is a volunteer led organization started in 2016. What started as a Facebook group to connect a small number of families quickly grew to an online community representing over 500 parents and children of LGBT families in Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.
We host events, we develop programs, and we share resources. More than anything we create community for LGBT families for kids who oftentimes have never met another family like their own and for parents interested in socializing and connecting with other LGBT parents.
We are grateful to Cream City Foundation and our generous donors for helping to build this community. We encourage you to make a gift by contacting MiltownFamilies@gmail.com.
Miltown Families has identified resources for LGBT parents and allies, as well as for schools aimed at ensuring families and kids are supported and can thrive in a nurturing environment.
Welcoming Schools has excellent resources for educators:
Films – HRC Welcoming Schools has two films ready for you to show in your community. Learn more about each film and see how they can help you to transform your school’s or community’s environment to one that is safer and more welcoming.