Breakthrough Conversation Project
Expanding support for LGBTQ individuals and families one conversation at a time.
Our Family Coalition is thrilled to participate in the Breakthrough Conversations Project. Along with 18 other organizations in our state, we are training parents, educators, leaders, and allies to have conversations with their friends and family using research-based language about equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and families.
A Breakthrough Conversation is: A conversation that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people or straight allies who have been trained on effective, research-based messages have with non-LGBT people in their lives (e.g., a family member, friend, neighbor, and colleague). They are often people who the LGBT or allied person knows or has reason to believe are conflicted about LGBT people and their role in society. Our overall goal is to help create a safer, kinder, and more inclusive world for our families and loved ones.
All volunteers who attend a Breakthrough Conversations Training are asked to track their conversations at this site, contributing valuable data to the project as we learn what works best to move conflicted folks around us. As a statewide coalition, we tracked over 900 conversations to date and will continue changing hearts and minds one conversation at a time!
Interested in joining OFC’s Breakthrough team or have any follow up questions? Please contact Renata Moreira at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (415) 981.1960.
We look forward to working with you!
This initiative is the result of a statewide collaboration between Our Family Coalition, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Equality California, Welcoming Schools, API Equality, The Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, California Faith for Equality, Family Equality Council, and many other organizations.