We want to feature your family! Call for family photo entries. Plus upcoming adoption events, Gay Future Dads SF Discussion, Understanding the Affordable Care Act, and more.
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We Want to Feature Your Family!; San Francisco Adoption Workshops; Gay Future Dads SF Discussion and Social Event; Understanding the Affordable Care Act; and More!

Staff Snippet: We Want to Feature Your Family! Call for Entries

Dear Friends and Family,

As you know, we are renewing our whole look. You've already seen our new e-news, website, and newsletter. Now we're working on promotional materials to replace our brochures and we want to feature YOU and your family!

Help us find the photos that will represent the diverse faces and forms of family in our communities. We welcome all types of family unit, including parents and children, significant others, extended family members, friends, and pets. Iphone and Instagram photos welcome.

Send a high-res photo (at least 900 pixels on the longest side) of you and your family doing something you love by February 1st to be considered.

Happy New Years,
Our Family Coalition Communications Team

By sending in your photos, you grant Our Family Coalition the perpetual and royalty-free license to save, post, and use the photo for our publicity materials.

Upcoming Events

San Francisco Adoption Workshops

Registration: Click Here!

When: Thursday, January 16, 6-8pm: A facilitated discussion on how to deal with adoption and attachment.
Sunday, January 23 6-8pm: A discussion about LGBTQ families who choose to adopt kids who are medically fragile / differently abled.

Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St, San Francisco

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

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When: Wednesday, January 29, 6-8pm
Where: BANANAS, 5232 Claremont Ave, Oakland
San Francisco
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When: Thursday, February 6, 6-8pm
Where: SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St.

Gay Future Dads SF Discussion and Social

Dads and future dads are invited to start the year in the right frame of mind to consider all the ways to become a parent.


When: Sunday, January 26, 2pm

Where:  RSVP for location at

Pups at Play! Año Nuevo Elephant Seal Walk

Registration: Click Here!
When: Saturday, February 8, time TBA
Where: Año Nuevo State Reserve, New Years Creek Rd., Pescadero

LGBTQ Prospective Parent Potluck

Registration: Click Here!
When: Wednesday, February 12, 6:30-8pm
Where: BANANAS, 5232 Claremont Ave., Oakland

Community Announcements & Events

Casting Call for "Masculine and Pregnant" documentary, a film about the struggles masculine-identified pregnant people have experienced both externally and internally, as well as the ways our journeys have been comfortable. Know anyone Butch, Trans, or Masculine of Center, and Pregnant? Contact

San Francisco Teens and YA (Young Adult) Mindfulness Classes: Fridays beginning January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 (Please Note: Classes on January 31st will be held at the Glen Park Library located at 2825 Diamond St. San Francisco, CA 94131) from 4:00-5:30pm at The Center for Creative Expression located at 300 Chenery St. San Francisco 94131, 7-minute walk from Glen Park BART. More info on the flyer.

Ongoing Groups

Queer Family Night  

Registration: Click Here!
When: 3rd Wednesdays, January 15, February 19, March 19, 5:30-7:30pm 
Where: Children's Creativity Museum, 221 4th St., San Francisco

Have a chance to connect with other families while your younger kids get to play in the toddler space and the older ones engage in a fun activity. Admission to the Museum is FREE.

Transgender Parent Support Group  

Registration: Click Here!
When: 3rd Saturdays, January 18, February 15, March 15, 10am-12pm 
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St.

Born from the Heart: Prospective Foster & Adoption Group

Registration: Click Here!
When: Saturdays, January 18, 10am-12pm
Where: San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market

Come to discuss the joys, challenges, and many roads of adoption for those in the adoption process or considering adoption.


East Bay Parent-Child Playgroup Ages 0-5  

Registration: Click Here!
When: January 21 and 28, February 4, 11, 18, and 25, 10-11:30am
Where: Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, 2008 Park Blvd, Oakland

San Francisco Parent-Child Play Group Ages 0-5

Registration: Click Here!
When: 2nd and 4th Mondays, January 27, February 10, 24, March 10, 24, 10-11:30m
Where: Jamaroo Kids, 2001 Pine St., San Francisco


Mama's and Papa's East Bay

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

From the Blog

In October and November Our Family Coalition gathered teachers, school administrators, and families in San Francisco and the East Bay to talk about how to address intersectional needs of diverse families and students at school. They say that you need a happy environment to have a happy home and the same is true for our schools. Continue reading...

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