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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...
A same-sex marriage supporter waves a rainbow flag in front of the US Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC, as the Court takes up the issue of gay marriage. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage as it considers arguments that it should make history and extend equal rights to same-sex couples. Waving US and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside the court along with a smaller group of opponents, some pushing strollers. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Families On Trial

  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in what promises to be one...
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East Bay funding: in process, stay tuned!

A quick update on our ongoing work securing the resources we need to provide the support programming, school trainings, and family advocacy we so love...
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Help us save Oakland funding!

Our Family Coalition’s Oakland-based programming needs your support!  For over twenty years, Our Family Coalition (OFC) has served Oakland and East Bay LGBTQ+ families, providing...
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Conservative parents are engaged: are you?

Dangerous anti-LGBTQ rhetoric is in full swing, and we need to respond. Less than two weeks following the California Department of Education’s passage of the...
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Are you ready to become OFC’s next Interim ED?

Dear community and families, Earlier this week, I announced that I will be transitioning out of my role as Executive Director of Our Family Coalition...
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Equality Act of 2019: Don’t believe the (negative) hype

The Equality Act will be voted on next week–May 13-18, 2019–let your elected representative know: it's time for federal equality for all LGBTQ people. As...
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Urge Congress to advance the FAMILY Act Today!

Our Family Coalition calls on Congress to advance the the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, a major piece of legislation reintroduced in Congress on...
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We can and must defeat this anti-LGBTQ family amendment

Every week we are faced with another gratuitous challenge to the gains LGBTQ people and our families had so recently made, or an affront to...
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Families Belong Together

On June 20th the Trump Administration signed an executive order apparently stopping their policy of separating families at the border. This is a false victory, with severe repercussions....
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Win, lose, or draw: we still have work to do!

Dear families and friends: This morning's Supreme Court ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case wasn't a win, or a loss: it was a draw. "Religious...
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New GOP “license to discriminate bill reintroduced.” Act now.

The GOP is bound and determined to use the calamity of Trump's presidency and their current House and Senate majorities to do as much damage to...