for the full and expanding spectrum of LGBTQ families and children

Our Family Coalition

Who we are

Our Family Coalition advances equity for the full and expanding spectrum of LGBTQ families and children through support, education, and advocacy.

2023 By the numbers

LGBTQ Playgroups Hosted
0
Family Program Engagements
0
Educator Trainings
0
Direct Food Support & Aid to Bay Area Families
$ 0
Our Familiy Coalition who we are

Programs & Services

Family Support

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.

Education

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.

Policy & Advocacy

Our advocacy is focussed on increasing visibility and equity for all LGBTQ families. Driven by parent leadership from our own community, we work with local, state, and national partner organizations to advocate for change on the issues relevant to our families, including family equality, inclusive schools, immigration reform, and healthcare reform. In the media and in political forums, we work to improve public perception of and policy for LGBTQ families.

Resources

Over more than 25 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.

2021 Community needs assessment

Share your story

Do you have a story to tell about your family, or your family-building journey? Share that story with us here, and we’ll publish it on our blog.

Posts can be anywhere from several dozen words accompanying a photo you love, or a story or essay that runs 250, 500, or even 1,000 words.

our community

Explore Our Community Through Photos” – Our community photos page is a collection of images that offers a glimpse into the diversity and richness of our community. From joyful events to poignant moments, these photos reflect the spirit and character of our members. We invite you to take a look, immerse yourself in our community, and feel free to share your favorites with others.

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latest posts

Their Story: Monix

June 8, 2024

Our Family Coalition Partners with Joon to Provide Affirming Therapy for LGBTQ+ Teens and Young Adults 

March 20, 2024

Labor Acknowledgement

July 24, 2023

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Photos of LGBTQ+ families from Our Family Coalition events

Share your story

We’re looking for stories by or about LGBTQ+ parents/caregivers or prospective parents, as well as the grandparents or adult children of LGBTQ+ headed families.

Generally, we hope your story will not only inform other families on LGBTQ+ family topics, but also let others know that they are not alone in the journey of advocating for our families.

Whether you feel like you’ve arrived, or your story is not yet complete, know that we can keep one another company all along the way. And it always helps to feel a little less alone.

  • How is your family structured?
  • What is your family formation story?
  • Have you faced challenges in forming your family or parenting because of your identity?
  • How were you able to navigate these challenges?
  • What has been the impact on you/your spouse/children?
  • What systems/people helped guide you?
  • What advice would you have for other LGBTQ-headed families – or perhaps just your younger self?
  • How have you or your family dealt with challenges at schools, medical providers, or elsewhere?
  • Were there times when you expected resistance and instead were welcomed?
  • Do you have opinions you’d like to share about current events, or perhaps movies, TV shows, music, or more?
  • Do you have a story about how Our Family Coalition has had an impact on your or your family that you’d like to share?
Share your story

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