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2024 Family Conference & Gathering

  • 05/18/2024
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • National Cathedral School, Washington DC


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • $39 per adult. Add guest for each additional adult. Add children in the prior section

Registration is CLOSED AS OF 8:00 PM ET FRIDAY

All people entering the conference must be pre-registered

Our 21st Annual Family Conference & Gathering will be
extra special this year!

We have an updated/refreshed program this year.  With all the stress of 2024, with so many obstacles and challenges facing our community, we felt we could use some time to connect, build (and rebuild) relationships with one another, and have some FUN.

We will be at the gorgeous National Cathedral School this year!  We'll hold workshops in the morning, then have lunch, followed by an afternoon family fun time.   Music, games, arts & crafts, performances & demo from DC Cheer, Stonewall Kickball, a storytime by Tara Hoot, music by the National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center, an ice cream truck and so much more.

We have our awesome Kids Camp for kiddos 2-8 (must be potty trained!), as well as a new Teen/Tween camp for 9-16's - sponsored by our good friends at COLAGE.  Space will be limited for both of these.

Our QPOCX Lounge will be open from 10am until 2pm for our Queer POC parents and prospective parents.   Stop by and say hello!


Rainbow Families Conference 2024 Agenda
Start End Program
8:15 8:30 Arrivals, Parking
8:30 9:00 Doors Open at 8:30 - Check-in, Coffee, Get Acquainted. Parents escort kids to camp
9:00 9:50 Welcome Remarks  (Chapel)

Community Service Awards:
Rainbow Families 2024 Hero of the Year: Jennifer Fairfax 
Volunteer(s) of the Year: Dr. Julie Bindeman, Dr. Carrie Singer, Erin Randall, Ben Royer, Georgette Brown, SC Nealy

Special Guest Japer Bowles, Director, DC Mayor's Office on LGBTQ Affairs

Moment of Silence & Reflection

COLAGE Teen/Tween Hangout (begins at 9:45)

9:50 10:50 Workshop #1  Fertility Preservation - Dr. Carter Owen
Workshop #2 From Self Critical to Self Confident - Raising I Can Kids - Bridget Edwards
Workshop #3 Protecting Queer, Trans and Non-Binary Youth at School - Chip Clapp, Esq
Workshop #4  Maternal Mental Health - Nicole Kumi
11:00 11:55 Workshop #5  Financial Intimacy and Independence - Finding the Balance in your Relationship - Fran Toler and Brandon Clark
Workshop #6  Ask a Relationship Counselor: Q&A with 2 Queer Couples & Relationship Therapists -  SC Nealy and Tamara Pincus
Workshop #7  What It's Like to Grow Up with LGBTQ+ Parents - COLAGE
Workshop #8  Keep Calm and Call the Midwife!  Katie Shannon
12:00 1:00 LUNCH IS SERVED - Enjoy your lunch while visiting our Sponsors
12:00 1:30 RESOURCE FAIR IS OPEN - Please visit and engage with our Conference Sponsors while you enjoy lunch
1:30 Kids  Camp Concludes
1:30 4:00 Family Fun Time


Parking available in the school's garage and puts you right there at the conference.  It is self-pay.  Alternatively you can use street parking or public transportation.

Lunch will be served at no charge; it is a brown-bag sandwich type lunch and will include a vegetarian option.  If you have special dietary needs/allergies please plan accordingly

Kids Camp & Teen/Tween programming:  Very limited space for both.

All people entering the conference must be pre-registered 

No refunds after 5/1

We extend deep gratitude to all our sponsors this year, particularly our top level supporters, our Equality Champions.  These are our Equality Champions of 2024:

CCRM Fertility  |  Cryobio  |  Eddie Suarez TTR Sotheby's International  |  Modern Family Formation Law  |  Joyce Koons Automotive  |  Toler Financial  |  Wonders Early Learning  


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