(619) 505-7777

Happy Holidays Mr. President, from our family to yours

Happy Holidays! Join us in wishing the First Family holiday greetings while introducing them to images of thousands of LGBT families. Today Equality California joins fellow national and local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family groups throughout the country in launching the From Our Family to Yours Campaign. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the campaign will increase visibility and awareness about the need for federal protections for the LGBT community.

In this season of peace and generosity, let’s introduce the First Family to ours. In order to succeed in winning federal protections for our families, we must put real names and faces to the people in our community.

This campaign is simple. Just mail a copy of your family holiday card, or if you don’t have one, then send a family photo to the First Family with this message:

Season’s Greetings, from our family to yours.
May the next year bring peace and equality for all.

We encourage you to send your holiday cards as soon as possible. Please send your holiday cards and photos to:
Family Equality Council
PO Box 206
Boston, MA 02133

Or send a digital photo to Tina Walker-Morin at tina.walker-morin@familyequality.org.

We will compile all of the images into a holiday package to be delivered to the First Family.

Participating organizations include Center Kids: A Program of the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, COLAGE, Equality California, Equality Federation, Family Equality Council, Family Matters: a Program of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Families Services Program, Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, the Mega Family Project, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Our Family Coalition, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), and the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center.

Thank you and may the peace and joy of the holidays be yours.

Andrea Shorter
Deputy Marriage and Coalitions Director
Equality California

PS -- Also, please sign our petition to President Barack Obama urging him to join us in the federal challenge to Prop 8, and file a brief asking the court to rule that it is unconstitutional to allow a majority to take away the rights of a minority at www.eqca.org/enough.