Coming up

Live Workout for Parents: a multi-week series

with Erica Jasmine Moon 

Mondays, 1-2pm, July 20 – August 3

(note updated start date!)

 

Erica Jasmine Moon smiling
Erica Jasmine Moon

This workout series is offered online, free, for OFC community members. With a steady flow of cardio, strength training, and stretching, Erica leads clients through movement spaces that are fun, invigorating, and relaxing. Your session with Erica will be loving and encouraging (think supportive best friend, rather than drill sergeant). Erica offers shame-free, warm, and inviting spaces for folx to access transformative healing in their bodies.

Offered via a secure Zoom video telehealth conference.

 


Alchemy con Akemi: Live Dance Class for the Whole Family

with Shaneeka "Akemi" Smoot

Saturdays, 11am-12pm, July 11 – August 3

Shaneeka "Akemi" Smoot of Loco Bloco
Shaneeka "Akemi" Smoot

This class, offered virtually, is designed to engage the whole family in actual activity! It will run culminate in a whole-class performance on Saturday August, 8th.

Akemi will be leading families in a dance course that blends dances from the African Diaspora such as Afrobrazilian, bachata, salsa, hip hop, reggaeton, house, Afro Cuban, creative exploration, choreographic process, and dance composition to guide the students' expression in storytelling with movement.

Offered via a secure Zoom video telehealth conference.

Take Action

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.

Learn how to support the ECDFAct.

Give Back

Help Our Family grow stronger in 2020.

Over the past twenty years we've had the honor of supporting thousands of LGBTQI family members and their friends, from the Bay Area and beyond. Ours are families large and small, having come together in many different ways. We live in every zip code; we are people of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and ages.

Strengthening these families is our mission and our joy. Your support helps us keep doing this work we love, better and stronger.

Help Our Family grow stronger in 2020.

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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.

 

 

Schools Work

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.

 

 

Resources

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.