Laugh, splash, play, and more at the 17th annual YMCA Family Night! Join us for Community Play Time, Family Aikikdo, Parents' Book Group, and more.
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Become a Table Captain!

Hello Families,

We are gearing up for our 7th annual Night Out, happening April 23rd at the SF Intercontinental Hotel. One of the biggest components of making the night successful is our Table Captains. Night Out is our annual gala that brings together over 400 community and corporate partners, individual supporters and civic leaders for an evening to celebrate LGBTQ families. Table Captains are the heart and soul of our fun-filled Night Out. As our strongest stalwarts they are tasked with filling up a table of 10 people.

You can do it! Start with yourself (that’s one), a partner/spouse/close friend (that’s two), a couple (that’s 4) and you’re almost halfway there. There is no financial commitment, we ask only of two things: your commitment to try earnestly to fill up your table and your enthusiasm for what will be another memorable evening as we celebrate those working toward equity for our families.
To be a table captain or general Night Out inquiries contact Allen at

Allen Johnson   
Donor Engagement Associate     

Upcoming Events

Join OFC for the 17th year of our signature event, LGBTQ Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA! Swimming for all ages, kindergym, raffle, activities for older children, sports, arts and crafts, and loads of entertainment.  

Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, March 7, 5:00-8:30pm
Where: Downtown Berkeley YMCA, 2001 Allston Way, Berkeley

Family Aikido (Ages 6-10)

Over the course of four Saturday mornings, youth ages 6-10 and their older family members will be introduced to the Japanese art of aikido. 
Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30am - 10:30am
Where:  Heart of San Francisco Aikido, 2565 3rd St., San Francisco

Community Play Time (Ages 0-5)

Come and play! This free event for children 0-5 will include:
  • Outdoor games
  • Fun multicultural activities
  • Arts and crafts
  • Story time
  • Healthy snacks
Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, March 7, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Where: Youth UpRising Skate Park, 8711 MacArthur Blvd.,

Parents' Book Group & Kids' Storytime

Jump into a good book! Connect with other LGBTQ parents over a love of reading in this bi-monthly, parent-curated group. This month's selection is Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag: A Graphic Memoir. Hosted by Polly Pagenhart, author of the Lesbian Dad blog, and Family Programs Director at Our Family Coalition.
Registration: Click here!
When:  Monday, March 9, 6 - 8pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., San Francisco

Youth Unity Project Rainbow Letters Session

The first Rainbow Letters session will take place at Our Family Coalition. Youth will work with COLAGE, Our Family Coalition and The Rainbow Letters Project to construct a letter about their experience as a kid in a family headed by one or more LGBTQ parents. Letters will become part of a collection that will be published by the Rainbow Letters Project.

Started by writer Julia Winston and family equality activist Zach Wahls, The Rainbow Letters is a collection of original letters written by children of LGBT parents - of all ages and walks of life - intended to shed light on a perspective that is rarely examined. 
Registration: Click here!
When:  Friday, March 13, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Our Family Coalition, 1385 Mission St., Ste. 340, San Francisco

Community Announcements

Free Webinar about Fost/Adoption
Wednesday, March 4, 12 noon and 7pm
Tune into this webinar to find out about the children, process and requirements. Contact Sharon at A Better Way or call 510-601-0203 X305.

Positive Discipline and ADHD, ODD, and Conduct Disorders - Natalia Estassi
Thursday, March 5, from 6 - 8 PM
Bay Area Adoption Services Office, 465 Fairchild Drive, Suite 215, Mountain View
Free Dinner! Free Childcare!

Reducing Sibling Conflict in Working with Youth
Friday, March 10, 6 - 8 PM
BANANAS, 5232 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
Free Dinner! Free Childcare!

LGBTQ Parents and Parents-to-be Circle
Sonday, March 30, 6-7:15PM
Natural Resources, 1367 Valencia Street San Francisco
For more information visit

YOUTH UPRISING Seeks Youth and Adult Workshop Facilitators and Volunteers for the 2nd Annual Time is Now!: LGBTQI2-S Youth Summit
Submit a proposal by March 5. The summit will be April 25 in OaklandA safe space for 100 LGBTQI2-S youth and allies to build community, and empowerment. Contact Eb. Brown for more info.

UC Berkeley Journalism Project on Lesbian Couples & Insemination Process
A graduate student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is working on a multimedia project about lesbian, bi and/or trans couples who have decided (or are thinking about) having a blood relative, i.e. a brother or cousin, donate sperm. Contact Leah Rose 415-404-5970.

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Ongoing Groups

East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5

Registration: Click here!
When: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 9-10:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom, 555 19th St., Oakland  

Mamas and Papas East Bay

Registration: Click here!
When: 1st Wednesdays, March 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Habitot Children’s Discovery Museum 2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley

SF Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5

Registration: Click here!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, March 9, 23, 10:00 - 11:30am
Where: Upper Noe Recreation Center, Day & Sanchez Sts., San Francisco


Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click here!
When:  Saturday, March 21, 10am-12pm 
Where: SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click here! Admission to Museum is FREE.
When: Wednesday, March 18, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

The Rainbow Letters Zach is a DI baby from Iowa with two moms, and Julia’s dad came out when she was just a kiddo back in Texas. We’re all grown up now, and because we care about our families so much, we love connecting with and learning about other people like us who have LGBTQ parents.Continue reading...

Gay Future Dads

For time and location, visit


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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