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Join me in supporting Our Family Coalition

guest post by Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls It's an honor to write to you today to share a bit about why I love Our...
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Grief, gratitude, and witness

by Sam Ames, Esq., JD, MTS Interim Executive Director On this day - for some a day of gratitude, for others a day of grief,...
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This Is What Family Looks Like

by Sam Ames, Interim Executive Director [they/them] One thing we all know–especially those of us building families and expanding understanding of what families are–is that...
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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Are you our next Family Programs Director?

Are you our next Family Programs Director? If so, you form the backbone of our organization's core service delivery, overseeing and managing family support programming...
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East Bay events: summer hiatus, fall reboot

Dear East Bay families and friends: Good news! As you may be aware, in late spring we were surprised to hear that our longtime funding...
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Farewell Renata, welcome Sam!

Dear families and friends, After a careful search, Our Family Coalition's (OFC's) Board of Directors and I are pleased to announce the unanimous selection of...
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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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Words of Wisdom from One Great Dad

above: Martin, Bob, and sons Martin Mitchell works as an administrator in the Oakland Unified School District, and served as a...
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Volunteer with OFC for SF Pride this month!

Greetings and happy Pride Month! And for those of you reading on June 3rd, happy #LGBTQFamiliesDay! Our Family Coalition's Programs Team is gearing up and...
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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...