Uplifting Black families is uplifting LGBTQ+ families.
Core to our fight for social justice is the need to recognize that the fight against structural racism and anti-Blackness is a fight for LGBTQ rights.
White supremacy holds a very deep appeal for a very large percentage of voters nationally and in our home state as well. Until we defeat white supremacy, our campaign for social justice won't just be incomplete: it will be ineffective.
That's why we must stand together now, our vision freshly focussed on the battle ahead, to lift up California Assembly Bill 3121. Signed into law by Governor Newsom in September 2020, this bill provides for the establishment of a Reparations Task Force by June 2021, and concrete recommendations by June 2022.
Join us as we call for our elected officials to vigorously support the work of the Reparations Task Force, at every opportunity, until its work is done.
Help ensure paid leave laws recognize your chosen family.
We know what chosen family means: 42% of LGBTQIA+ adults said that they would rely on close friends during an emergency, compared with 25% of the general population. However, these critically important social ties are not reflected by our current leave laws.
Assembly Bill 1041, authored by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, would ensure that California workers are able to be there for their loved ones when it matters most by adapting our leave laws to include chosen and extended family.
Do you have a story to share about needing to care for a family member who is not currently covered by our paid leave laws? Share your experience here!
Tell us what you want!
We're running a months' long survey of what our community wants from OFC as we plan our in-person reopening this summer, and chart our path for the coming years.
Help Our Family thrive in 2021.
It's been quite a year. But thanks to your support, we have continued to pull together, pivoting and adapting our work, driven by our commitment to you and inspired by our mission.
For over twenty years, Our Family Coalition has provided community-building and support for LGBTQ+ families with children, prospective parents, youth, allies, community partners, and volunteers.
We offer a wide range of programming – 250-300 events annually – including informational workshops, peer- and professional-led support groups, field trip outings, seasonal celebrations, informal meet-ups, play groups, and more in both San Francisco and the East Bay.
Our Family Coalition’s Education Team works with families, teachers, administrators, and child-serving professionals to support their school communities and agencies in becoming more welcoming of LGBTQ+ families, children, and our allies.
We also work with California K-12 public school communities and education professionals as they adopt and teach the new LGBTQ-inclusive history and social science curriculum.
Over more than 20 years, we have generated or curated a wealth of information about LGBTQ+ family-building, support and advocacy for our families, resources for school communities, and more.
We keep a list of referrals to San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ+ agencies and organizations offering support to the full and expanding spectrum of LGBTQ+ families and children.
In addition to infographics and "white papers," our publications include archival records of past print and electronic newsletters and community emails.
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