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Our families can’t wait, now is the time; Join us for Harry-Potter-themed fun at the Winter Holiday Party; enjoy community and discussion at the parents’ book group; and more.
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Now is Our Time
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We are grateful to have had such a transformative 2014 and excited to share our big plans moving forward with our 2015 mantra: "Now is the time for our families."

We are poised to be at the forefront of the LGBTQ movement toward full equality. As we celebrate the progress achieved and move to build broader acceptance for ALL families, we will continue working hard against further pushback and discrimination. And we need YOU!

As always, you can count on Our Family Coalition to be standing along side your family, working as hard as ever. So, please take a moment right now and join the hundreds of other committed supporters by visiting ourfamily.org to make a donation today.

Allen Johnson
Donor Engagement Associate

Upcoming Events

It's our annual winter extravaganza! Bring the foods and holiday traditions that make this season meaningful for your family. We'll have a magician, a gingerbread-house-making station, a family photo booth, and gift-worthy arts and crafts, including book-making. This year's party has a Harry Potter theme!

Registration: Click here!
When: Sunday, December 14, 12pm -2:30pm
Where: Eureka Valley Rec Center, 100 Collingwood St., San Francisco

Snow Days at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is bringing real snow to their fabulous space, and is inviting our families to come and play for free. Family passes, each one good for up to 5 admissions, will be given to the first 15 folks who contact Shareena@OurFamily.org!

When: December 12 - 15, 10am - 4pm
Where: Bay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito

Parents' Book Group

MEET AUTHOR PATRICIA POWELL at our upcoming book group! Connect with other LGBTQ parents to discuss The Pagoda, by Patricia Powell. Set in 1893 Jamaica, it follows the story of LGBTQ parents of color finding their authentic selves within the truths and secrets of their multiple identities. Dinner and childcare provided free with advance registration.

Registration: Click here!
When:  Monday, December 15, 6-8pm
Where:  Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., San Francisco
 

Community Announcements

The Velveteen Rabbit
Saturday, December 6 is LGBTQ Family Day at The Velveteen Rabbit, ODC's interpretation of the Margery Williams children's story, to a Benjamin Britten score. At the Yerba Buena Center for the arts; tickets on sale at odcdance.org/velveteenrabbit.

Queer Ancestors Project
Free workshop exploring queer ancestors and linocut printmaking for queer and trans artists age 18 to 26. Supplies included. Spaces limited. More information and application and katiegilmartin.com. Applications due 5pm, December 8, 2014.

Pre-nups With Heart: Interactive workshops for LGBTQ and heterosexual couples.
Do marriage your way! Learning how to lovingly talk about money is the most romantic gift you can give your partner. Turn money conversations into intimacy. An introductory workshop is Tuesday December 9, 6pm-8pm. Visit: www.PrenupsWithHeart.com

Dance-Along Nutcracker
This zany SF tradition is a fun-filled, wacky, audience-participation concert performed by San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band — perfect for families! December 13 & 14 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  Visit the YBCA site for more info.


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Ongoing Groups

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5

Registration: Click Here!
When: Tuesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 9-10:30am
Where: FM Smith Rec Ctr., 1969 Park Blvd, Oakland

Mamas and Papas East Bay

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

SF Parent-Child Play Group

Registration: Click Here!
When: Monday, December 8, 10:00 - 11:30am

Where: Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day & Sanchez Sts., San Francisco

Queer Family Night  

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

The Transgender Parent Support Group will return in January!

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Gay Future Dads

For time and location, visit gayfuturedads.org

 


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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