Our Family Coalition is dedicated to fighting against racial and economic injustice and combating the particular effects it has on lower income LGBTQ families and LGBTQ families of color. We advocate for an intersectional approach to societal issues and policy that supports the right of all LGBTQ families to lead safe, happy, financially secure lives.
Examples of our work include supporting various legislation that seeks to support families of color and families with a lower income. Our Family Coalition is a member of the Fix School Discipline Policy Coalition. The Fix School Discipline Policy Coalition supports AB 420, a bill that seeks to curb the school to prison pipeline by prohibiting the suspension and expulsion of students for “disruptive/willful defiance”, which disproportionately targets students of color. We have also supported AB 1066 (overtime for Farmworkers). Additionally, Our Family Coalition regularly creates programming specifically for QTPOC, such as API LGBTQ Eat & Greets, Juneteenth Parade Family Contingent, and LGBTQ parents and caregivers of color panels and discussions. Additionally, Our Family Coalition seeks to make all of our events accessible to all LGBTQ families by providing financial assistance as needed, as well as free and/or sliding scale events whenever possible.