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Outgoing Administration’s Parting Shots at LGBTQ+ Families

WE REMAIN VIGILANT, AND WE CALL ON OUR ALLIES TO HELP RESIST Under cover of chaotic transition, HHS eliminates nondiscrimination protections, even as SCOTUS weighs religious...
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Side by side, we thrive

Thank you.Thank you for taking care of yourself, your family, and your community. Thank you for inviting OFC to be there with you and for you. And...
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Our Family Coalition Denounces Miscarriage of Justice in Breonna Taylor Case

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION SAN FRANCISCO - As an organization dedicated to families, equity, and justice, Our Family Coalition (OFC) is outraged at the Kentucky...
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Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director!

by OFC Board of Directors Co-chairs Lisa Fujie Parks and Leroy Gaines We are both thrilled and honored to announce that Mimi Demissew has been selected as...
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Pride and Protest

Dear friend, Black lives matter. OFC Interim ED Sam Ames In these last weeks, as the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony...
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Harvey Milk Day

A little over a decade ago, the California state legislature passed, for the second time and with bipartisan support, legislation marking May 22 as Harvey...
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Night Out Went All In!

It's a wrap! Our first all-digital celebration of our community, our supporters, and our champions, is now in the digital archives – and our hearts. We'll...
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Care & Caution #38

Okay, everyone, on to the updates: California is easing some statewide restrictions starting today, but more restrictive orders in the Bay still take precedent. The...
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Love in the Time of Corona

These are exceptional times. And we need to make an exceptional ask. Nearly two weeks ago, OFC became one of the first nonprofits in the...
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A dozen OFC Virtual Programs for March – & links to register

by Cheryl Lala, M.S., Director of Family Programs As many of you have read, we had to cancel or reschedule our in-person community events and...
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OPEN LETTER ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITIES

Over 100 Organizations Sign On To Letter Outlining Added Risk As the spread of the novel coronavirus a.k.a. COVID-19 increases, many LGBTQ+ people are understandably...
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What Events We’re Holding Virtually (and How)

Beginning this week we're transitioning as much programming as is practicable over to "virtual" service delivery, through the end of March. What this means in...