August - First Friday with FPN Happy Hour
Aug
4
5:00 pm17:00

August - First Friday with FPN Happy Hour

  • Inked & Screened

We're back for another monthly happy hour series!  This time, with a private party at Inked & Screened, a Proud Partner.

FPN will provide beer, wine and snacks, so you just have to show up!

LGBT Family Potluck Picnic
Aug
20
11:30 am11:30

LGBT Family Potluck Picnic

  • Fancyburg Park

LGBT potluck picnic for families, prospective parents, and allies and is a good opportunity to network and learn all about what FPN has to offer.  

  • When: Sunday, August 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fancyburg Park, 3375 Kioka Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Oct
14
1:00 pm13:00

Save-the-date: 3rd Annual Conference & Resource Fair

  • The Childhood League Center

SAVE THE DATE for our 3rd Annual Conference & Resource Fair.

To best utilize the time, we will focus separate programming for parents and prospective parents.

 

  • When: Saturday,  October 14, TIME TBD
  • Where: The Childhood League Center, 674 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

MANSFIELD Pride!
Jul
22
12:00 pm12:00

MANSFIELD Pride!

  • Mansfield Central Park

Join us at Mansfield's 3rd Annual Pride festival on Saturday, July 22!

Festival located at Mansfield Central Park, 1 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, Ohio 44905.

LGBT Family Seminar and Free Legal Clinic
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

LGBT Family Seminar and Free Legal Clinic

  • Equitas Health

LGBT FAMILY SEMINAR AND FREE LEGAL CLINIC

  • When: Tuesday, July 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Equitas Health, 4400 North High St., Ste. 300, Columbus, OH 43214
  • RSVP REQUIRED to legalclinic@equitashealth.com
CINCINNATI Pride!
Jun
24
12:00 pm12:00

CINCINNATI Pride!

  • Sawyer Point Park

Join us at Cincinnati's Pride festival on Saturday, June 24!  And sign-up to volunteer at the FPN booth!

Past event - June - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour
Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

Past event - June - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour

  • Level Dining Lounge

Help us kick off PRIDE MONTH on June 2nd for our monthly happy hour series. Whether you're a parent, prospective parent, or ally we would love to see you for a drink or two to share stories, set up play dates, and get to know one another even more.

Past event - LGBTQ Foster Care Open House
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Past event - LGBTQ Foster Care Open House

  • Center for Adolescents & Families

Did you know, according to Franklin County Children’s Services Council, there are more than 30,000 reports of child abuse each year in Franklin County alone? Please join us for an Open House to learn more about the process of becoming a licensed foster parent, and about NYAP's new program to host an LGBTQ teen for up to 3 weeks before they get placed into a foster home.

Past event - May - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

Past event - May - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour

  • Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Join us on May 5th for the fourth edition of our monthly happy hour series. Whether you're a parent, prospective parent, or ally we would love to see you for a drink or two to share stories, set up play dates, and get to know one another even more.

Past event - April - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Past event - April - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour

  • Hounddog's Pizza

Join us on April 7th for the third edition of our monthly happy hour series. Wether you're a parent, prospective parent, or ally we would love to see you for a drink or two to share stories, set up play dates, and get to know one another even more.

Past event - March - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour
Mar
3
5:00 pm17:00

Past event - March - First Friday With FPN Happy Hour

  • westies gastropub

Join us on March 3rd for the second edition of our new monthly happy hour series. Wether you're a parent, prospective parent, or ally we would love to see you for a drink or two to share stories, set up play dates, and get to know one another even more.

Past event - Outdoor Ice Skating Meetup!
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Past event - Outdoor Ice Skating Meetup!

  • Mcferson Commons Park

** PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN DATE/TIME FOR THIS EVENT.  DUE TO SCHEDULING OF "PUBLIC SKATE" TIMES AT THE WINTER PARK, THIS EVENT REMAINS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONFIRM VIA THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AS THE DATE APPROACHES. **

Join the Family Pride Network and other LGBT Families for some outdoor ice skating at the Blue Jackets Winter Park on Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (subject to change, see note above).

After the skate, any families are welcome to join us at the Tim Horton's across the street for coffee, hot chocolate, and treats!

Tickets for skating are $5 and include skate rental!

Please note that this is a "public skate session" open to the entire Columbus community (and is "first come, first served"), so we advise arriving early to get your spot.  ALSO: You can visit the Big Lots Box Office across the street at Nationwide Arena to purchase Public Skate vouchers in advance!

More information about the public skate sessions can be found here: https://www.nhl.com/bluejackets/fans/public-skate

More information about the Winter Park can be found here: https://www.nhl.com/bluejackets/fans/winter-park

Past event - February "First Friday with FPN" Happy Hour
Feb
3
5:00 pm17:00

Past event - February "First Friday with FPN" Happy Hour

  • Press Pub On 5th

"First Friday with FPN" Happy Hour!

Friday, February 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. @ Press Pub On 5th - Grandview (1505 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212)

We are starting off 2017 by organizing a monthly happy hour for LGBT parents and prospective parents. Let's gather, share our stories, set up play dates, and get to know one another even more.

For planning purpose, we will host this Happy Hour on the First Friday of every month, from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Location will change each month to make sure we hit all parts of Central Ohio.

FPN will provide a few appetizers to help get the mingling started.

Mark your calendar for future "First Friday with FPN" dates: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.  

Click the image below to download an .ics file to easily save these dates on your calendar!

 

 

Past event - LGBT Family Seminar and Legal Clinic
Jan
4
6:00 pm18:00

Past event - LGBT Family Seminar and Legal Clinic

  • Equitas Health

Join the Family Pride Network, Equitas Health, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus for a Free Seminar and Legal Clinic.

We will have attorneys present to help execute legal documents including a Living Will, a Healthcare Power of Attorney, and a Nomination of Guardian for your minor children.

Childcare will be available with RSVP.

Refreshments will be served!

Past event - Movie Meet-up!
Dec
28
12:45 pm12:45

Past event - Movie Meet-up!

  • Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand

Join the Family Pride Network and other LGBT Families to watch SING in Theatres!

On Wednesday, November 28, FPN members will meet-up at either of TWO showtimes of SING (in 2D) -- 12:45 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.

Seating is reserved, so you can buy your tickets in advance to make sure you get a good seat: http://www.fandango.com/studiomoviegrillarenagrand_aaqbn/theaterpage?date=12/28/2016

Facebook events for BOTH times, so you can see who else is going:

12:45: https://www.facebook.com/events/341720692874802/

6:30: https://www.facebook.com/events/1179075665539490/



Watch the Trailer for SING here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPgK_u4vX8

Past event - 2nd Annual Conference & Resource Fair
Oct
9
11:00 am11:00

Past event - 2nd Annual Conference & Resource Fair

  • Greensview Elementary School

Join Family Pride Network for the 2nd Annual Conference and Resource Fair! This years event will be held at Greensview Elementary School in Upper Arlington on October 9, 2016, from 11 am to 5 pm.  

The event is FPN's pinnacle event, with programming developed to provide LGBT families and prospective parents access to educational programming and professional resources they can use to enhance the wellbeing of their family or to start building their family. 

Register and learn more: http://www.familypridenetwork.org/familyconference2016

Interested in becoming a sponsor, exhibitor, advertiser, or facilitator? Email FPN President Joe Matessa at joe@familypridenetwork.org

 

 

 

Past event - Family Potluck Picnic
Aug
28
3:30 pm15:30

Past event - Family Potluck Picnic

  • Fancyburg Park

Mark your calendars on Sunday, August 28, for another potluck picnic! 

We've reserved the shelter at Fancyburg Park in Upper Arlington from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  FPN will provide the main dish, water, and paper products.  Please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Be sure to check the FPN Facebook page on the day of the picnic for any weather-related updates.

Past event - Surrogacy Info Night
Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Past event - Surrogacy Info Night

  • Stonewall Columbus

Please join FPN for a Surrogacy Information Night on Thursday, July 21, from 6-8 pm at Stonewall Columbus. 

Learn about biological parenting options for gay men from experts in the fields of surrogacy, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and reproductive law.  

 PANELISTS

MODERATOR

 

 

Past event - Parents' Night Out
Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

Past event - Parents' Night Out

  • Factory on Fourth

Hey Parents (and Prospective Parents), find a sitter and join us for a relaxing "Night Out" at Factory on Fourth!  Appetizers provided by FPN.  Cash bar.

 

 

Past event - Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival Family Area
Jun
18
11:30 am11:30

Past event - Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival Family Area

  • Goodale Park

Join us at the 2016 Stonewall Columbus Pride Family Area on Saturday, June 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Activities include: bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, air brush tattoos, magician, "Family Fun Photos", craft tents, a Family Resource Tent, and a nursing station.

Also includes free snacks and water for the kids!

More info here: https://www.columbuspride.org/festival/family-area 

Past event - Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade
Jun
18
9:00 am09:00

Past event - Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade

  • Goodale Park

If holding a giant parade balloon is on your bucket list (or even if its not), join Family Pride Network as we march in the 2016 Stonewall Pride Parade! 

Parents, kids, grandparents, prospective parents and allies are all welcome to join us in the parade. There is no other place you will feel as proud of your family than marching in the parade with huge crowds cheering on!

RSVP on Facebook to let us know you're coming and to stay up to date on relevant updates like meeting time and location as the day gets closer. 

Past event - FPN Potluck Picnic
May
1
11:30 am11:30

Past event - FPN Potluck Picnic

  • Friendship Park

Join us for food, fun and friends as we celebrate Int'l Family Equality Day! This event is perfect for families, prospective parents, and allies and is a good opportunity to network and learn all about what FPN has to offer.

We'll provide the shelter, the main course, plates, napkins, utensils & water. You bring a side dish or dessert to share, nonalcoholic beverages of choice, chairs, and any fun picnic activities.

Please RSVP below by April 22nd so that we are sure to have enough food. Check the Facebook page on Sunday morning by 10AM in the event of inclement weather conditions. Hope you can join us!

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Only 1 RSVP is necessary per family or couple
Past event - LGBT Family Bowling
Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Past event - LGBT Family Bowling

  • Sequoia Pro Bowl

Join us for all-you-can bowl presented by Skylight Financial Group

Back by popular demand, Family Bowling is brought to you by our friends at Skylight Financial Group for family bowling at Sequoia Pro Bowl. Make sure you register by April 6th to save your lane.

REGISTER HERE

How much does it cost:

  • $10 per person for FPN members

  • $14 per person for non-members

  • Not a member? Join Today

You and your family gets: 

  • 2 hours of unlimited bowling

  • Shoe rental

  • Pizza and soda

Past event - LGBT Foster Care Academy
Mar
12
11:00 am11:00

Past event - LGBT Foster Care Academy

  • United Way of Central Ohio

Presented by United Way of Central Ohio PRIDE Council

This expert-driven program will showcase the foster care process, including sessions on the licensing process, resources available to the family and child and what to expect as a foster parent.

Family Pride Network is partnering with SAFY (Specialize Alternatives for Families and Youth), YAS(Youth Advocate Services), The Buckeye Ranch and the National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) Center for Adolescents and Families for the inaugural FPN Foster Care Academy which is presented by the United Way of Central Ohio PRIDE Council.

  • COST: Free for FPN members, $5 per ticket for non-members

  • REGISTER HERE

 

Past event - Assisted Reproduction Technology Info Night
Mar
9
6:30 pm18:30

Past event - Assisted Reproduction Technology Info Night

  • Stonewall Columbus

FPN and Stonewall Columbus will be welcoming representatives from Ohio Reproductive Medicine, Cryobiology and local Legal Counsel to discuss Assisted Reproduction Technology as a Pathway to Parenthood. Bring your partner and your questions for this free Family Pride Network Event.