Wednesday, March 3 & 17
This bi-weekly group, professionally facilitated, offers queer & trans BIPOC parents an opportunity to offer a friendly ear and receive mutual support.
Sunday, March 7, 14, 21, & 28
Connect with other LGBTQ families raising toddlers every Sunday, for an hour of dance, song, and boredom-busting in community.
All programming offered via secure Zoom video telehealth conference; RSVP to hold your space.
focus groups: April 5-9
It's spring, and fresh start time! Help us know what you want and need as we chart our path forward in the months and years ahead.
Every Child Deserves a Family.
Over 120,000 at-risk foster youth nationwide await a permanent family. One in five identifies as LGBTQ, and they fare markedly worse than their non-LGBTQ peers.
Right now 10 states – home to 30,000 children awaiting adoption – sanction discrimination against foster youth and prospective adoptive parents on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.
At any time that's wrong. During a crisis, that's unconscionable.
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act, reintroduced on June 5th, will put an end to that.
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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