Upcoming events

    • Friday, November 23, 2018
    • Sunday, December 30, 2018
    • 1101 6th St. SW Washington, DC 20024

    35% DISCOUNT!

    TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK HERE -  USE IND35  FOR A 35% DISCOUNT

    In 1923, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s Yiddish drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these true events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed “indecent.” “Brimming with good faith” (New York Times), this Tony Award-winning intimate and enchanting play filled with music and dance is a testament to the transformative power of art that is timelier than ever before.


    Discount tickets available on performance through 12/30/18 subject to availability.




    • Sunday, December 23, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Rockville Maryland - Details when you register
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    Support Group -  Conception/Family Planning

    Rainbow Families is delighted to announce a monthly Support Group for people investigating, or going through,  assisted reproductive technology in their family planning journey.  

    This program is facilitated by a licensed psychologist who specializes in reproductive health and is offered free-of-charge to Rainbow Families members (nominal fee for non-members)

    Date is December 23rd from 3-4:30pm  we will post 2019 schedule soon.

    The meeting will take place in Rockville Maryland (address provided once you register).  

    If you are not a member, consider joining us.  We offer benefits specifically for Rainbow Families members. Join


    Rainbow Families does welcome your tax-deductible donations, which help us continue the quality events, advocacy, and education programs so valuable for our community.  Thank  you!

    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    • MOCO Movement Center 5268 Nicholson Lane Kensington, MD 20895
    • 12
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    MOCO Movement Center is offering Rainbow Families a deep discount for a fun, one-hour activity session on MLK Day, January 21 2019 from 11am-12pm.


    MOCO is a fully inclusive pediatric therapy practice and athletic movement center.  They offer movement classes for children of all ages and abilities and provide therapy services, birthday parties, personal training, and more.

    After the one-hour play session, participants may want to head out for lunch! 

    Space limited to the first 12 kids who RSVP.

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    • Saturday, February 09, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • McLean School 8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854
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    One of Rainbow Families'  Most Beloved Events!   

    Come dance the night away with your fellow Rainbow Families!   We hire a family-friendly DJ for the dance, and will have activities and snacks.   Register the whole family for this fun event!  Kids of all ages are welcome - historically the dance has been particularly appealing to children 2 to 10 years old. 

    Adults - Want to attend the dance for free?   Sign up to volunteer 1.5 hours of your evening (or more), and you attend free!  Email us for more info! 

    Please note the new venue!   We are excited and grateful to have the sponsorship of  McLean School in Potomac, MD - adjacent to North Bethesda.  Thanks in part to their support we are able to offer reduced dance registration rates. 

    Registration Pricing  -  special pricing available online thru January 25, 2019.  We strongly encourage you to pre-register as it saves you money and allows us to plan appropriately for the event.

    Member Pricing:     $10/Adult,   $4/Child (3 and Up) 

    Non-Member Pricing:     $17/Adult,   $8/Child (3 and Up) 

    Children 2 and under are FREE


    After  Jan 25 you may register at the door.   Door registration pricing will be $17/Adult & $7/Child (3 and Up) for everyone

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    No refunds  after Feb 1, 2019

    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • Sunday, April 07, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Whitman Walker Health, 1525 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
    • 23
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    MAYBE BABYtm  SERIES

    Spring 2019 Session is Here!


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    Maybe Baby Program Overview:


    The Maybe Baby series is designed for prospective parents, singled, married or partnered, who are considering parenthood and interested in learning more about the options for building a family.   


    The series covers a wide range of topics, including readiness, overview of adoption, assisted reproduction, and surrogacy; financial and legal issues; building a support network; decision making as a couple or with a partner(s); considerations for single parenting; and the joys and challenges of being an LGBTQ+ headed family.  The class is designed to provide a balance of active discussion and sharing, as well as to gain practical, accurate information that helps set the foundation for moving forward. 


    Location: 

    Whitman Walker Health, 1525 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009


    Cost: 

    The cost is $260 per couple, $160 for singles.  


    Spring 2019 Maybe Baby Schedule*:
    March 3  - Getting Started + Am I Ready for Parenting?
    March 10  - Paths to Parenthood: Adoption 101 + Assisted Reproduction
    March 24 - Legal Issues & Financial Planning
    March 31  - Transracial/Transcultural Adoption + Foster To Adopt
    April 7  - Parent Panel + Closing & Next Steps

    *Topics subject to change. Pending confirmation of speakers and panelists.


    • Saturday, April 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
    • 50
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    Join Rainbow Families for a festive outing to see Winnie the Pooh at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo.  The performance is April 6 2019 at 4:30pm. 

    Our group will have access to the party room where we can meet up before the show beginning at 4 PM and afterwards until 7 PM.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to share potluck style.  

    As a group we were able to secure a discounted rate on tickets of $19/person for Rainbow Families members and $24/person for non-members. Tickets are available first-come, first-served.  Ticket price includes performance, booking fee and pre/post event set up fee.

    This is one of the most beloved Rainbow Families events throughout the year!

    Winnie the Pooh

    Based on the book by A.A. Milne, Adapted for the stage by le Clanché du Rand

    Directed by Shirley Serotosky

    Recommended for all ages

    Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat "a little something." But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga’s dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh's intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble.


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    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Georgetown Day High School, 4200 Davenport St NW, Washington, DC 20016
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    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

    Rainbow Families' Family Conference is  Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Georgetown Day High School in Washington DC.  This year's conference lead sponsors include Georgetown Day School and several others.

    The conference is the largest gathering of  LGBTQ+ headed families in the region. The conference covers family planning workshops, panels for prospective parents, parent education workshops, and useful information for LGBTQ+ parents. 

    This year's theme is "Now More Than Ever" .  We will include an enhanced segment on the state-of-affairs for our community and our families in light of the current political climate.  This will be an important conference for sure.

    Our Conference is a  full day of educational and social events, with activities and sessions that allow LGBTQ+ families to  learn more about the topics that matter to them, and grow their own community of support.

    Diverse Workshops & Presentations

    Information and tools for LGBTQ+ families, prospective parents, allies, and for people who work with LGBTQ+ families.  Planned topics this year will include:

    • Paths to Parenthood, Creating Families
    • Educating Our Children, Welcoming Schools
    • Raising Our Children, Parenting, Healthy Families; Raising Teens in the Digital Age
    • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Legal, Legislative, and Financial Hot Topics

      Kids’ Camp

      A full-day of fun, engaging and nurturing activities for children 2.5 years old through elementary school age

      Resource & Provider Fair

      Information and resources from welcoming service providers, schools, businesses, and organizations.   This Fair is to include LGBTQ+ church/spiritual avenues, as well as leisure products.  These sponsors are committed to supporting our community.

      Tween and Teen Group 

      We provide a day of creativity, recreation and deep discussion in a safe environment to connect with other youth in the LGBTQ+ family community - either themselves, a family member, or their parent(s).

      Registration Fees - NO PRICE INCREASE THIS YEAR

      The adult registration fee below includes continental breakfast, opening session, a full day of workshops, and lunch.  The Kids' Camp registration fee includes continental breakfast, a full day of age-appropriate activities, and lunch    Registration fees are non-refundable and will be used for the attendance grant fund.

      Early Adult Registration through April 16:

      Members: $50 per person

      Non-Members: $85 per person

      Late Adult Registration - April 17 through May 2:

      Members: $70 per person

      Non-Members: $105 per person

      Adult ON-SITE Registration:

      Members: $85 per person

      Non-members: $120 per person

      Kids’ Camp Registration through April 16 ONLY:

      Members: $30 per child

      Non-Members: $50 per child

      Tween/Teen Programming Registration through April 16 ONLY:

      Members: $30 per child

      Non-Members: $50 per child

      If you are not a member of Rainbow Families, you will have an opportunity to activate your membership ($35 annual fee) prior to registering for the conference. This will enable you to receive the member discount for the Family Conference and other events throughout the year.   This option exists on-site at the conference as well.   CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY!

      The Family Conference is entirely self-supported and is financed by conference registration fees and the generous support of our sponsors.  Because of our sponsors, we are able to offer a registration fee much lower than the actual per person cost to attend.

      Please thank our sponsors for their support of this program and of our community, and visit each sponsor at the Resource Fair

      Family Assistance Fund: If the conference registration fees present a barrier from you and your family attending the conference, please email info@rainbowfamilies.org to discuss alternative arrangements. We never want a financial barrier to stand in the way of your ability to attend the conference.

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      Program topics and workshop tracks subject to change.   Attendees will need to sign a photography release.  Registration fees will be subject to cancellation policy.  Rainbow Families, the tree logo, and Maybe Baby are trademarks of Rainbow Families.  Rainbow Families is a non-profit, 501c3 organization, and we proudly serve LGBTQ+ families for over 20 years.



    Past events

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 LGBTQ Open House at Sidwell Friends School
    Sunday, December 09, 2018 DSRF Meet Up (Divorced/Separated Rainbow Families)
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Adoption Information Night
    Saturday, November 03, 2018 Cox Farms Pumpkin Madness 2018
    Monday, October 29, 2018 Georgetown Day School LGBTQ+ Open House
    Friday, October 05, 2018 Family Camp Weekend
    Sunday, September 09, 2018 Family Picnic at Hillwood
    Sunday, June 10, 2018 Capital Pride Festival - Booth Volunteers Needed!
    Saturday, June 09, 2018 Capital Pride Parade - Rainbow Families!
    Sunday, May 20, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
    Sunday, May 20, 2018 Family Outing to the Nationals
    Sunday, May 20, 2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
    Saturday, May 19, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Sunday, May 06, 2018 Gay Day at the Zoo - Family Meet-Up
    Saturday, May 05, 2018 2018 Family Conference & Gathering
    Saturday, April 21, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Sunday, April 15, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
    Saturday, April 14, 2018 Howard County Area Playground Meetup
    Saturday, April 07, 2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
    Saturday, March 24, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Sunday, March 18, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 Rainbow Families Potluck & Gathering - Baltimore/Central Maryland
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 Adventure Theatre Family Outing & Potluck
    Saturday, February 24, 2018 Rainbow Families Family Dance
    Sunday, February 18, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
    Sunday, February 04, 2018 Adoption Support Group
    Sunday, February 04, 2018 Maybe Baby Spring 2018
    Saturday, February 03, 2018 Charles County Area LGBTQ+ Family Meetup
    Sunday, January 21, 2018 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Sunday, January 21, 2018 Pregnancy Support Group
    Sunday, December 17, 2017 I Have a Little Dreidel: An LGBTQ Family Chanukah Celebration
    Saturday, December 02, 2017 Adventure Theatre - Frosty the Snowman: Holiday Outing & Potluck
    Sunday, November 26, 2017 Drag Story Hour w/ Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul's Drag Race
    Friday, November 10, 2017 Family Camp Weekend
    Sunday, November 05, 2017 Family Outing to Cox Farms
    Sunday, October 29, 2017 Rainbow Families Halloween Party
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
    Sunday, September 24, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Sunday, September 17, 2017 Maybe Baby Fall 2017
    Sunday, September 10, 2017 Family Picnic at Hillwood
    Sunday, August 27, 2017 Back-to-School Family Outing to the Nationals
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 Disney Brunch: An ICWDC Benefit for Rainbow Families
    Saturday, August 05, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
    Saturday, August 05, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
    Saturday, July 22, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
    Saturday, July 15, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Monday, June 26, 2017 Family Outing: Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Family Outing: Night OUT at the Nationals
    Saturday, June 10, 2017 Capital Pride Parade - March with Rainbow Families!
    Saturday, June 10, 2017 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Rainbow Family Story Time
    Sunday, June 04, 2017 Sunday LGBTQ Roller Skating Youth Edition
    Saturday, May 27, 2017 New & Expectant Parent Potluck
    Sunday, May 07, 2017 Gay Day at the Zoo - Lunch Meet-Up for Families
    Saturday, March 04, 2017 Rainbow Families Family Dance
    Sunday, February 19, 2017 Maybe Baby Spring 2017
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Before I Do.... with Elizabeth Schwartz and Martha M. Ertman
    Saturday, February 11, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Bowie)
    Saturday, February 11, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Alexandria/Arlington/Falls Church
    Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Fairfax Co., VA
    Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Prince Georges Co., MD (Laurel)
    Saturday, February 04, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Washington, DC
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Gaithersburg)
    Saturday, January 28, 2017 Playdates & Playmates - Montgomery County, MD (Bethesda)
    Sunday, December 18, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Sunday, December 04, 2016 Adoption Support Group
    Sunday, November 20, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Adoption Information Night
    Saturday, November 05, 2016 Family Outing to Cox Farms
    Thursday, October 20, 2016 Family & Friends Weekend at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg
    Sunday, October 16, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Friday, October 14, 2016 Family Camp Weekend
    Sunday, September 25, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Sunday, September 25, 2016 Maybe Baby Fall 2016
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
    Sunday, September 11, 2016 Family Picnic at Hillwood
    Sunday, August 21, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Monday, July 25, 2016 Family Week DMV Regional Gathering
    Saturday, July 23, 2016 Family Week 2016 in Provincetown
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 Loves Conquers Hate: Family Roller Skate Night
    Sunday, July 17, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Saturday, July 16, 2016 A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Disney Themed Drag Show
    Saturday, July 09, 2016 Adventure Theatre - Jumanji
    Sunday, June 26, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Saturday, June 25, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
    Friday, June 24, 2016 CAMP Rehobeth Family PRIDE Camp 2016
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Night OUT at the Nationals
    Sunday, June 12, 2016 Capital Pride Festival
    Saturday, June 11, 2016 Capital Pride Parade
    Saturday, June 11, 2016 Capital Pride Parade Family Viewing Area
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Honest Talk About Race & Adoption
    Sunday, May 29, 2016 Adventure Theatre - Emperor's Nightingale
    Thursday, May 26, 2016 Family Outing to the Nationals
    Sunday, May 15, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Sunday, May 15, 2016 Maybe Baby Spring 2016
    Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
    Saturday, April 30, 2016 2016 Biennial Family Conference & Gathering
    Sunday, April 17, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Sunday, March 20, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Sunday, March 13, 2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
    Sunday, February 21, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Sunday, February 21, 2016 Rainbow Families Conference Planning Meeting
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Rainbow Families Board of Directors Meeting
    Saturday, February 06, 2016 Rainbow Families Family Dance
    Saturday, January 30, 2016 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
    Sunday, January 24, 2016 Conception Support Group
    Wednesday, October 14, 2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 Montgomery County, MD Playgroup
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 Maybe Baby Fall Class
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 RFDC Board of Directors Meeting


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    Washington, DC 20015-2604

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