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Diana Adams      

Attorney, LGBTQIA Advocate & Founder of the Chosen Family Law Center

Diana is founder and Executive Director of Chosen Family Law Center, Inc., the first legal services nonprofit to serve not just LGBTQIA families but also non-nuclear families, polyamorous families, and other emerging family forms.

Diana is the founder and Director of the Euro LGBT Family Law Institute, bringing together attorney and policy leaders on LGBTQIA family law across Europe to connect with American leaders and a worldwide network. They are also the founder of the boutique LGBTQIA family law and mediation firm Diana Adams Law & Mediation, PLLC, based in New York City, also serving Americans in Europe.

Diana is an international policy analyst, frequently on both American and German media as a thought leader on LGBTQIA and family policy issues. Diana is a popular Keynote Speaker available to give talks on current LGBTQIA legal issues, including same-sex marriage, Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Supreme Court, and the fate of LGBTQIA Americans, comparative LGBTQIA family law between the U.S. and Europe, and opportunities for corporate leadership with LGBTQIA employees.

Speech Topics

LGBTQIA Families, Polyamory, Evolving Family Structures & Nontraditional Family Law

Adams speaks on several topics under the umbrella of Nontraditional Family Law, including: “LGBTQIA Cultural Competency for Lawyers,” “Advanced Topics in Family Law: LGBTQIA & Nontraditional Family Law,” “Polyamory and the Law,” “Adultery and the Law,” and “Bisexuality and the Law”.

They also address how political issues and the current legal system affects families - “U.S. Law & Politics in a Post-DOMA World,” “How to Protect LGBTQ & Nontraditional Families Under Threat.” This 1-hour class gives an overview of what LGBTQ+ families can legally do to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Courageous Conversations

Communication That Can Change Minds & The World We need to leave our comfort zone and speak with those in our lives with whom we disagree, because we have the power to influence family and friends in favor of social justice and tolerance. We need their votes and voices, and they need us to listen and understand their perspective. Using tools of de-escalation, mediation and non-violent communication, Diana will help you prepare communication techniques to build bridges with those with whom we disagree, to really hear each other without provocation, and to be able to speak on behalf of justice to people in your life as a force for effective social change.

Restorative Justice, Courageous Conversations, Mediation, Conflict Resolution

Diana is a master mediator, collaborative lawyer, & restorative justice facilitator who utilizes these skills to bring peace and respect to family transitions, and also to support de-escalation, conflict resolution, and assertive communication with conflict in other contexts including workplace team building.

International LGBTQIA Family Law

Trends in LGBTQIA Family Law across the US and Europe.


A Massachusetts City Decides to Recognize Polyamorous Relationships
The city of Somerville has broadened the definition of domestic partnership to include relationships between three or more adults, expanding access to health care.
The Rise of the 3-Parent Family
The typical path to parenthood didn’t work for David Jay, a founder of the asexual movement. So he designed his own household—and is trying to show others what is possible. Diana Adams, Founder of the Chosen Family Law Center...

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