Supporting equity for all families and children.

Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition

Celebrations and Festivals

Our Family Coalition hosts a number of opportunities for LGBTQ families like ours to build community through social activities, celebrations and festivals. These events facilitate the development of social support networks for LGBTQ parents and their children and allow the children to see their families reflected in others around them. Some chances for families to connect include:

  • Family-friendly spaces at Pride events
  • Holiday and other parties
  • LGBTQ Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA
  • Outdoor family activities
  • Family Campout and Youth Campout
  • Activities for youth of LGBTQ families


No one is turned away for lack of funds. We want YOUR family to join Our Family for these exciting events filled with festivities and fun!

Educational Workshops

We provide support and resources on both LGBTQ-specific and general parenting topics in an LGBTQ-friendly environment. Come learn about legal rights and protections, positive parenting practices, family building, coming out to your children, talking with children about their origins, child development, and more. Find upcoming workshops in our events section. For more information and resources, visit our get informed section.

Peer Support Groups and Playgroups

Peer groups provide a variety of opportunities both for LGBTQ parents and caregivers and future parents to meet, explore shared concerns, and support their peers. Our playgroups offer developmentally-enriching and fun opportunities for parents and children to interact. Our regularly-scheduled groups include:

Queer Family Night San Francisco Age Groups (0-5 and 6-12)

Expand your circle of LGBTQ parents, swap parenting tips, and explore concerns shared by all parents as well as those of special interest to our families. Help your kids build lasting friendships with other children of LGBTQ families as they enjoy fun games and activities.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month

Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco

Mamas and Papas East Bay Ages (0-5)

Our kids have a great time at the Habitot Children’s Museum. Parents have the opportunity to socialize while the kids get a chance to play and build new friendships.

1st Wednesday of the month

Habitot Children’s Museum, Berkeley

Trans Parents All Ages

The Transgender Parents Group is an opportunity for parents and prospective parents to connect with peers and receive mutual support.

3rd Saturday of the month

SF LGBT Community Center, San Francisco

Prospective Parents

These get-togethers switch between San Francisco and the East Bay and are a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow LGBTQ prospective parents. Parents/caregivers and providers often come share with the group and OFC brings resources on how to build your family.

Meets quarterly, alternating SF and East Bay locations; see calendar for most recent get-together.



Parent-Child Weekly Tuesday Interactive Playgroup Ages (0-5)

Join us for this new fun interactive playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and their children. It will provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to strengthen their children’s social, emotional and developmental well-being through structured activities, circle time, and family bonding.

Tuesdays, 10-11:30am

Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, Oakland

First Saturdays LGBTQ Parent-Child Interactive Classes Ages (0-5)

Come out and join us for a monthly Music and Movement interactive playgroup for LGBTQ parents/caregivers, allies and our children. This playgroup will help your child with body, movement, coordination and gross motor development.

First Saturdays of the month, 10am-Noon

Lotus Bloom, Oakland

Queer Parents for the Love and Advocacy of Our Youth (QPLAY)-Peninsula

A social, support, and advocacy group for LGBTQ parents and caregivers within the Peninsula area. This is a great opportunity for parents and children to meet and build lasting friendships with other parents and children growing up in LGBTQ families. In addition, this is a chance for parents to explore concerns, offer and receive support, and exchange parenting tips. Most of all, a place to HAVE FUN! Allies and supportive extended family and friends are welcome! Check out our facebook group for more information.

Second Fridays (beginning in January), 11:00am

Reach and Teach, San Mateo

Our Youth

Our young people are growing up in a world of increasing acceptance of LGBTQ people. At the same time recognize that their families are “different” from most of their peers’. Our vibrant new  youth program provides support and leadership-building opportunities for  youth living in LGBTQ-headed families. Our activities for 4th through 7th graders cultivate an environment for community and fun while creating a safe space­­­ for our you to build community and confidence to speak out about their families.

See calendar for dates, times, and locations.

Interested in starting a new group? Get in touch with us! We love supporting community initiatives and sharing valuable resources with our diverse families.

For information on upcoming social events, check OFC’s online calendar in the events section or sign up for the newsletter and get regular updates.


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