Join us for Night Out; a Mad Science Trip to the SF Botanical Garden; Black Hair Care; Family Scrapbooking Group; and more!
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You Need a Night Out!

Hello Families,

We are just one week away from our 7th Annual Night Out, which will be at the InterContinental San Francisco on Thursday, April 23, 2015!

I want YOU to join me—and 400 other supporters--- for the fun.

This year’s Night Out will be our biggest and brightest evening yet. First, our very own Michelle Meow will be our emcee. And our honorees include former CA Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for over 50 years of courageous work in and for the LGBTQ community, Eveline Shen for her work as an LGBTQ parent advocate and Executive Director of the family-based nonprofit Forward Together, and Target for their support of LGBTQ families in advertising, employment and giving.

This is the time for our families to step up and step out. We know you appreciate all that we do for you and your family, come give us some love right back. Purchase your tickets for Night Out here.

See you next Thursday,

Judy Appel    
Executive Director    

Upcoming Events

Mad Science Trip to the San Francisco Botanical Garden

Join Our Family Coalition for a fun, interactive, family-friendly tour of the Botanical Garden followed by a BYO picnic lunch.
Registration: Click here!
When:  Sunday, April 19, 11:30am - 2pm
Where:  Garden Main Entrance, Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Ave., San Francisco

Black Hair Care

Get hands-on instruction and tips from trained professionals about how to care for your child's hair, while exploring the cultural and historical relevance of Black hair.
Registration: Click here!
When:  Sunday, April 19, 12pm - 2pm
Where: Hair By Glynis, 2997 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Family Scrapbooking Group

Chat with other LGBTQ families while reflecting on your family story. Bring photos, either hard copy or electronic, along with any special "scraps" that you may want to include. We'll supply dinner, childcare (for kids not joining the scrapbooking), and fun scrapbooking materials, plus tips and tricks to get you started.
Registration: Click here!
When:  Monday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: folio books, 3957 24th St.,
San Francisco

Earth Day Cleanup

Come make a difference to our earth’s oceans! Help keep our waters healthy. Join us at the Shorebird Park Nature Center for Earth Day Cleanup.
Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, April 25, 9am - 12pm
Where: Shorebird Park Nature Center, 160 University Ave., Berkeley

Mad Science Trip to the Exploratorium

Your family will get creative and learn together at this studio for playful invention, investigation, and collaboration. Chat with a featured artist, or investigate a range of phenomena with staff artists, scientists, educators, and more.
Registration: Click here!
When:  Sunday, April 26, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Where: Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

"Easier said than done!" you may say, fatigued and gobsmacked by parenthood. Babeland co-founder and Moregasm author Rachel Venning is joined by fellow sex educator and co-parent Laura Weide in a workshop designed to help parents get their grooves back. There will be door prizes!
Registration: Click here!
When:  Thursday, April 30, 6-8pm
Where: Habitot Children's Museum, 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley

Community Announcements

GaybyBoom - a potluck and info series for prospective parents
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, April 22, from 6:30 - 8 PM
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County, 2118 Willow Pass Rd., 2nd Floor, Concord, CA
GaybyBoom is a series of 7 potlucks and informational presentations for LGBTQ people interested in starting a family.
See the Rainbow Community Center website and GaybyBoom's Facebook page for more info.

El Canto del Colibrí (Song of the Hummingbird): Community Screening, Dialogue & Celebration
Saturday, April 25th
1021 81st Avenue Community Library, Oakland
Screening of a short documentary featuring Latino immigrant fathers of LGBTQ children. More information at Somos Familia's Facebook page.

LGBTQ Parents and Parents-to-be
Mondays, 6-7:15PM (Monthly, $15)
Sundays, 3:30-4:30pm (Weekly, free)

Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia Street San Francisco
For more information visit

Survey for Lesbian/Queer Women - Conception Product Design
A graduate student team at California College of the Arts is designing products and services to support LGBTQI folks in having a positive, safe, and supportive at-home conception experience. They would love anyone interested in having kids, currently trying to conceive, pregnant, and/or with kids to complete this quick 5-10 MINUTE SURVEY.

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Ongoing Groups

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click here!
When: Wednesday, April 15, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5

Registration: Click here!
When: Tuesdays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 9-10:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom, 555 19th St., Oakland  

SF Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5
New day! New location!

Registration: Click here!
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, April 23, May 14, 28, 10:00 - 11:30am
Children's Council, 445 Church St., San Francisco

Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, April 18, 10am-12pm 
Where: SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco

Mamas and Papas East Bay

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

Gay Future Dads

For time and location, visit the Gay Future Dads Facebook page!


A Celebratory Bookmark: At Our Family Coalition, we understand that our families are not simply members of the LGBTQIA+ community; they are members of the black community, the latin@ community, and many other communities. That while our focus is to provide resources and support to queer headed households, we cannot fulfill that promise or meet that expectation unless we are able and willing to address the needs of these other communities as well, and the ways in which those identities coincide and intersect with being LGBTQIA+. 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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