Bring summer to close with Labor Day, Garden, Donor-Conceived Kids Panel, LGBTQ Inclusive Preschool Fair, and Back-to-School potluck.
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Labor Day

Dear Families, Polly Pagenhart Photo

Labor Day is often an occasion to get together with our family and friends for BBQs, to enjoy the outdoors, and reflect the fun times we've had during the summer. It is also a time to pay homage to the champions of our labor movement and express our gratitude to all who continue working hard to bring civil and workers' rights to those who still do not have access to livable working conditions.

We honor all of you who dedicate your lives to making a better world for our families and invite those who may still be on the "sidewalk" to jump right in there with us! Join the working families movement. Share your talents. Speak out! Together, we can create a California where all working families can thrive as valued community members and change-makers.  

In Solidarity,
Renata Moreira

Our Family Coalition Policy & Communications Director

Give Back to Our Family Coalition!

We can't do all that we do without you.  

Upcoming Events

Kids Panel

Youth conceived through donor insemination will discuss the relationships they have created with their families, donors, and "donor siblings." They will also share the resources they've found -or created- for families like theirs. A collaboration between COLAGE and Our Family Coalition. Speakers include Robin Marquis, National Program Director, COLAGE, Kobi Appel-Bernstein, and other youth. 

Registration: Click here!
When: Wednesday, September 10, 6-8pm
Where: SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco

Are you looking for LGBTQ-inclusive preschools in San Francisco? Come join us at our 3rd Annual LGBTQ-Inclusive Preschool Fair. This is a space for you to ask questions and gain valuable information about preschools that are welcoming and LGBTQ-friendly. JAMaROO, children's games and snacks will be provided for children of all ages.

Registration: Click here!
When: Saturday, September 13, 9am-12:30pm
Where: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia St., San Francisco
Kick off the beginning of the school year with a picnic in the park with the company of other LGBTQ families!On Saturday we'll hang in the East Bay, on Sunday in San Francisco.  

Please bring a potluck dish, outdoor games, blankets, and lawn chairs. OFC will grill hot dogs and veggie dogs for everyone.
East Bay
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When: Saturday, September 13, 11am-2pm
Where: Big Rock Picnic Area, South end of Lake Temescal, Oakland

San Francisco
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When: Sunday, September 14, 11am-2pm
Where: Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, 50 Overlook Dr., San Francisco
Save the date for the next Egg Meets Sperm Networking Mixer on September 18!

Community Announcements

Are you raising & supporting gender nonconforming children? Want to inform public policy to promote the inclusion? UC Davis PhD candidate Krysti Ryan wants to hear from you! She is currently interviewing parents/caregiver about their experiences in order to develop recommendations around gender diversity in schools and communities more broadly. For more information, please visit

The National Safe Schools Roundtable (NSSR) hosts an annual convening of people and organizations from across the United States who are involved in LGBTQ safe schools work on a professional and/or volunteer basis. The convening is designed to facilitate the communication, coordination, and collaboration of people and organizations engaged in the creation of welcoming and inclusive schools. This year the Roundtable will be in New Orleans. Register at

Ongoing Groups

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5  - NEW LOCATION

Registration: Click Here!
When: Tuesdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 9-10:30am
Where: FM Smith Recreation Center, 1969 Park Blvd, Oakland

Mamas and Papas East Bay

Registration: Click Here!
When: 1st Wednesdays, September 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley


Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click Here! Admission to the Museum is FREE.
When: 3rd Wednesdays, September 17, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco


Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click Here!
When:  Saturday, September 20, 10am-12pm 
Where: SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco


SF Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5 - New Time!

Registration: Click Here!
When: Thursdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25, 10-11:30am
Where: Jamaroo Kids, 2001 Pine St., San Francisco

Gay Future Dads

For time and location, visit

Evening S’Mores, Wild Turkeys, Fun-Filled Campout… Oh my. 
This past weekend, several dozen LGBTQ families and allies finished off the summer in style, with our ever-popular BBQ & family camp-out in the East Bay hills, this time at Tilden Park’s Wildcat View Group Camp. Continue Reading...


Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy.

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