Aikido for LGBTQ families; Bay Area Discovery Museum field trip, thanks for sharing Pride with us; and more.
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Thanks For Joining Us at the Best! Pride! Ever!

Hi families & friends, Polly Pagenhart Photo

From the picturesque gathering spot on Steuart Street, to the triumphant parade up Market Street, to the face-painting, craft-making, playstructure-clamboring, bench-sitting fun up at the Family Garden, we all had a blast at SF Pride!

A special thanks to you banner-holders, to the kids who shouted “Happy Pride, San Francisco!” through our megaphone, and to those who rode circle-eights on their bikes and scooters at the front of the parade. It was also great to see so many of you lending one another a helping hand; whether with a Band-Aid, a little help with the strollers, or an extra push on the playground tire swing.

We have tons of cute pictures in our Facebook album, so check them out and post your own to our page!

We are excited to see you at other fun events this summer (Discovery Museum, A’s Game, Tilden Park BBQ & Camp-out, and more!). 
And again, thank you all for helping make this the Best! Pride! Ever!

Polly Pagenhart
Family Programs Director

P.S.  Got Pride in Your Family? Please show your Pride in Our Family by donating to OFC today!

Upcoming Events

Intro to Aikido for LGBTQ Families 

An introduction to the modern Japanese martial art of Aikido, a practice based on the principle of harmony and conflict resolution, which is also quite applicable to self-defense.

Registration: Click Here!
When: Sundays, July 6, 13, 20, 27, 5-6pm
Where: Heart of San Francisco Aikido, 2565 3rd Street, #309, San Francisco

Discovery Museum LGBTQ Family Field Trip

Create your own play structures, get messy at the painting walls, repair everyday objects at the "Broken? Fix it!" exhibit, and more! We'll meet around 10:30am in front of the lobby and regroup at the picnic tables at noon.

Registration: Click Here!
When: Saturday, July  12, 10:30am - 1pm
WhereBay Area Discovery Museum, 557 McReynolds Rd., Sausalito

A’s Game LGBTQ Family Field Trip

Take me out to the ball game! We've got a whole section reserved for us at a discount rate! Meet at 12:30pm near the LL Gate at the end of the BART ramp; game starts at 1:05pm.

Registration: Click Here!
When: Sunday, July 20, 12:30-4pm
Where7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Community Announcements

Adult Children of Lesbian and Gay parents Speakout! Are you the adult child of lesbian and gay parents? How do you think your childhood family structure shaped how you think about intimacy and relationships? To participate in this study send an email to

Are you and your partner new parents? Fill out this short research survey that explores experiences of first-time parent’s during their baby’s first 16 months of life.

Are you a Bay Area LGBT foster or fost adopt family interested in being featured in “Let Love Define Family(TM)” series in Huffington Post Gay Voices? Let us know! We'd love to feature OFC families. Please email ASAP if interested. This is a time-sensitive opportunity.

Ongoing Groups

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5  

Registration: Click Here!
When: Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 10-11:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland

SF Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5

New day starting in July! 
Registration: Click Here!
When: Thursdays, July 3, 10, 10-11:30am
Where: Jamaroo Kids, 2001 Pine St., San Francisco

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click Here! Admission to the Museum is FREE.
When: Wednesday, July 16, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click Here!
When:  July 19, 10am-12pm 

Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St.

Mamas and Papas East Bay

Registration: Click Here!
When: 1st Wednesdays, August 6, 5:30-7:30m
Where: Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley

Gay Future Dads

For time and location, visit

Check out our amazing photos from SF Pride 2014! 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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