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Alphabet Soup Episode 5: Family Equality Edition

https://vimeo.com/136872644 Featuring: Cathy Sakimura, Deputy Director & Family Law Director at NCLR Tarah Fleming, Our Family Coalition's Education Director Food for Thought with Hali Martin,...
Alphabet Soup Episode 4: Racial Justice Edition

Alphabet Soup Episode 4: Racial Justice Edition

Featuring Amber Todd, Co-chair of Oakland Pride Tarah Fleming, Our Family Coalition's Education Director Food for Thought with Allen Johnson, Our Family Coalition's Development...
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The Alphabet Soup – Episode 2: Family Activism Edition

https://vimeo.com/123242715 In the second episode of The Alphabet Soup with Our Family Coalition, Julia and Zach of The Rainbow Letters share inspiring and powerful stories...
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A Night Out with Our Family…

By Martha Boesing There we were, my partner and I, invited by my daughter-in-law (Our Family Coalition’s Programs’ Director)  to attend an astonishingly elegant cocktail...
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Pockets of Fun and Love at the Berkeley YMCA

by Maria Luisa Jimenez-Morales, Our Family Coalition Parent Our Family Coalition's “LGBTQ Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA” last year was my first ever visit...
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It’s Time to Make Education FAIR

As a person of color that went through the ‘American’ K-12 education system, I felt that the social sciences we were taught did not accurately...
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Everyone’s Schools Town Halls through a Queer Parent’s Eyes

Meghan Lewis, Family Advocacy Liaison, Oakland Unified School District I attended the last four “Everyone’s Schools Town Hall” gatherings sponsored by Our Family Coalition. As...
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VICTORY: Governor Brown Signs the Modern Family Act!

Dear families and friends, I am thrilled to share with you that the Modern Family Act (AB2344) is now the law! Over the past twenty...
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Banned Books Week Special: Some favorite kids’ lit titles

Banned Books Week (this year, Sept 21– 27): always a favorite among bibliophiles, and a particular favorite among we who keep finding books about us banned....
Gay couple Jeffrey Parsons (R) and Chris Hietikko pose with their son Henry Hietikko-Parsons in the garden of their house in New York on May 01, 2008. Henry was conceived by the couple via artificial insemination and a surrogate mother.Surrogates, who are paid about $20,000 above and beyond medical expenses to carry a child, are responsible for approximately 1,000 births a year, according to the Organization of Parents Through Surrogacy, that records births brokered through agencies and privately over the Internet.  AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Groundbreaking Law Would Make It Easier For LGBT Couples To Start A Family

Jeffrey Parsons and Chris Hietikko pose with their son Henry Hietikko-Parsons in the garden of their house. Henry was conceived by the couple via artificial...
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A Night Out to Remember

By Jessica Israel Cannon For the past five years, Our Family Coalition’s Night Out has been an annual favorite event for the adults in my...
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Jacob’s New Dress is a Hit! A Q&A with authors Sarah & Ian Hoffman

Have you and your children read Jacob's New Dress yet? This beautifully illustrated, heartwarming book hit the stores last week (Amazon has been shipping it...