What we do
Schools are where our kids spend nearly the entirety of their childhood years, where they learn about their communities and the world around them. It's where the next generation discovers themselves and the world around them.
Since our inception, we've known that changing educational institutions for the better will impact our children's lives fundamentally. The better school staff and teachers understand us, the more accurately and fairly LGBTQ+ people and contributions are portrayed in K-12 curriculum, the more likely it is that our children will have safe spaces to learn–spaces where their families are present, not absent; understood, not maligned.
In the past generation we've come a very long way. And we work day in and day out to support the gains we've made, and ensure that the next generation of LGBTQ+ families thrive–inside schools, and beyond. Find out more below about:
Resources and Trainings for Educators • Resources and Advocacy for Families
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools Trainings • LGBTQ+ Inclusive Preschool Fair
With the collaboration and ongoing support of a host of educational advocates and professionals, Our Family Coalition's Education Team works to upkeep this comprehensive portal for LGBTQ+ inclusive K-12 lesson plans.
Our Family Coalition offers a wide variety of workshops and training opportunities for professionals and community members, as well as a host of pedagogical and curriculum resources such as Educator's Guides to Teaching LGBT History, lesson plans, and a comprehensive portal for LGBTQ+ inclusive K-12 lesson plans at LGBTQHistory.org.
Our Family Coalition works with families, teachers, administrators, and child-serving professionals to create more welcoming school communities for LGBTQ+ families, children, and their allies. We believe that schools should be a positive place to learn where all students are invited and encouraged to be their full selves.
Schedule a training for your school, learn about how to help your kids' school become more welcoming and inclusive, educate yourself about California laws regarding LGBTQ+ individuals and families in schools, and more. We're here to help your childrens' schools welcome and include your children and your family as well as they can.