Archived Print Newsletters

As of January 2020, we no longer print and distribute a quarterly newsletter, a beloved but materially resource-intensive publication. We keep the archive below in recognition of its value in documenting our rich community history.

Fall 2019

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Fall 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "Raising Up," by Interim OFC Executive Director Sam Ames [they/them]
  • "Building the Blueprint for LGBTQI Families," by OFC East Bay Programs Mgr Bryce Celotto [he/him]
  • "From Invisible to Visible: A Short, Queer History," by OFC Education Director Rick Oculto [he/him]
  • "Carla: Queer Educator & Activist," a custom coloring page in a recent Little Feminist book box
  • Infographic: The Domino Effect: What if SCOTUS Rules LGBT People Aren't Protected by Federal Law? from Movement Advancement Project

Summer 2019

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Summer 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "The close of one chapter...," by outgoing OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • "...is the opening of another," by OFC Board Co-Chair Steve Disselhorst
  • "Farewell, Yusni, hello (again) Jeannette"
  • East Bay events update

Spring 2019

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Spring 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "I Want All Children to Feel Safe and Seen," an interview with Gavin Odabashian
  • "What Makes Education Inclusive of LGBTQ Students in Schools?" by Rob Darrow
  • "Inclusive Education IS Social Transformation," by OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps
  • "Farewell, Tarah! Welcome, Rick!"
  • Book Corner: "Sewing the Rainbow: The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag," by Gayle E. Pitman, and "Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities," by Jerome Pohlen

Winter 2019

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Winter 2019 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • "Modeling Parent Leadership for Our Kids," an interview with OFC Board Member Kelly Shira
  • "The Value of Giving Is Multigenerational," an interview with OFC Emeritus Board Member Martin Mitchell
  • "We Can't Do It Without You," by OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • Infographic: 2018 Impact: in Numbers
  • Book Corner: "Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness Into Light," by Tim Tingle & Karen Clarkson, and "We Sang You Home," by Richard Van Camp & Julie Flett

Fall 2018

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Fall 2018 articles and features include: [opens PDF]

  • “Every Vote Absolutely Matters: An Interview with NCLR's Cathy Sakimura”
  • “Part of What Happens Is Up to Us,” by OFC parent activist Laura Vyda
  • “Be Heard; Be Counted,” by OFC Executive Director Renata Moreira
  • Book Corner: "I Have the Right to Be a Child,” by Alain Serres
  • Corporate Partner Spotlight: NARVAR, Inc.

Summer 2018

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Summer 2018 articles and features include (PDF):

  • “Iftar: Making Space for More of Us”
  • “Indulging Nourishment”
  • “Food for Thought”
  • “Book Corner:Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved”

Spring 2018

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Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • “At Home in Community”
  • “Two Kids, Eight Marriages, and Twenty Years of Change”
  • "LGBTQ Advocacy Across the Lifespan”
  • “LGBTQ-friendly Summer Camps”
  • “Night Out 2018”
  • “Book Corner: The Little Book of Little Activists; Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon; The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads”

Winter 2018

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Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • Thoughts on Reflection: 'A People Should Not Long for Their Own Image'”
  • “Visibility Politics: Why Representation Matters”
  • “The Process of Becoming”
  • “New staff Spotlight”
  • “Book Corner: You Be You: Explaning Gender, Love & Family”

Fall 2017

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Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Teachable Moments for LGBTQ Families"
  • “Diversity in the Classroom: One Mom's Approach”
  • “Moving Movements: What Does Health Have to Do with it”
  • “FAIR Education at Our Family Coalition”
  • "Book Corner: Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood"

Summer 2017

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Summer 2017 articles and features include (PDF)::

  • “Spirituality and Family”
  • “Creating a Jewsih-Buddhist Family With Love”
  • “A Leap of Faith”
  • “Book Corner: Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World”

Spring 2017

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Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • “Raising Kids, Raising Justice”
  • “It’s a Process, Not a Label: An Ally Dialog”
  • “Paradoxical Times”
  • “LGBTQ-friendly Summer Camps”
  • “Night Out 2017”
  • “Book Corner: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up”

Winter 2017

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Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • “A Wake-Up Call to Action”
  • “Selfless Loving for Our Children”
  • “A Movement Reborn”
  • “We Got This: What I Want My Son to Know”
  • “Book Corner: Who Are You?: The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity”

Fall 2016

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Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "How I Became Luna's Daddy"
  • “Trystan Angel Reese on Advocacy and Parenthood”
  • “New Beginnings / I am going to miss you”
  • “California’s New LGBT Inclusive History-Social Science Framework”

Summer 2016

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Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "From the Executive Director"
  • “Gratitude for Our Work”
  • “Highlights: Family Programs, Outreach, Welcoming and Inclusive Schools, Policy and Advocacy”
  • “Night Out 2016”

Spring 2016

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Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • “An Incredible Leap of Faith”
  • “Success Supposes Endeavor”
  • “Twenty Years Later”

Winter 2016

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Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • “Then and Now: Time Flies for My Family and Our Family Coalition”
  • “All Our Families Coalition”
  • “Ask Jon”
  • “Our Family Coalition Timeline”
  • “Big Changes to CA Assisted Reproduction Laws!”

Fall 2015

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Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • “The Adventurer”
  • “Make It Our Movement”
  • “Reflections from an Acting ED”
  • “Summer Intern Highlights”
    Sibusiso Malunga, Mandela Washington Fellow”

Summer 2015

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Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • “It’s a Small World After All”
  • “Out in the World”
  • “Reflections of an ‘Assimilated Lesbian’”
  • “My Family: Reflections on Interracial & Same-Sex Marriages”
  • “Cruising with the Family”

Spring 2015

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Spring 2015 articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Co-parenting: Creative Dynamics"
  • "Forever Family"
  • "Making Magic"
  • "LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps"

Winter 2015

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Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Known and Unknowns"
  • "Being a Culturally Humble Ally"
  • "Making History FAIR"
  • "Important Moments in LGBTQ History"
  • "The Modern Family Act"
  • "Once You Go Ally"

Fall 2014

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Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Preparing My Family for Transition-Related Surgery"
  • "My Father Jillian"
  • "Reciprocity"
  • "What's New on the Policy Front?"
  • "We Are Changing Our Children's Schools"

Summer 2014

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Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Dear Someone Like Me"
  • "What is Building? What is Breaking?"
  • "Summer Is Here"
  • "10 Tips for Resilience"

Spring 2014

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Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Our Family Forest"
  • "Being a Birthmother"
  • "Who Takes the Cake?"
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps
  • "Becoming a Surrogate"

Winter 2014

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Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology"
  • "Preteen Advice to Parents"
  • "Invest!"
  • "Letter from Karl Fleschman"

History buffs note: in the future we'll be adding scanned versions of earlier newsletters as well! If you're interested in participating in that project, get in touch at media@ourfamily.org!