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Our quarterly print newsletter provides a forum for current and prospective parents to share, reflect and learn from each others' stories and experiences; provides advice and information from experts of varying fields from child development to legal to estate planning; and provides LGBTQ parents and individuals with resources, up-to-date developments, events, current news, and much more to help you keep informed on issues of interest to our community.

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Past Newsletters:

 

2015

 

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • “It’s a Small World After All”

  • “Out in the World”

  • “Reflections of an ‘Assimilated Lesbian’”

  • “My Family: Reflections on Interracial & Same-Sex Marriages”

  • “Cruising with the Family”

 

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Co-parenting: Creative Dynamics"
  • "Forever Family"
  • "Making Magic"
  • "LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps"

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Known and Unknowns"
  • "Being a Culturally Humble Ally"
  • "Making History FAIR"
  • "Important Moments in LGBTQ History" 
  • "The Modern Family Act"
  • "Once You Go Ally"

2014

Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Preparing My Family for Transition-Related Surgery"
  • "My Father Jillian"
  • "Reciprocity"
  • "What's New on the Policy Front?" 
  • "We Are Changing Our Children's Schools"

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Dear Someone Like Me"
  • "What is Building? What is Breaking?"
  • "Summer Is Here"
  • "10 Tips for Resilience"  

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Our Family Forest"
  • "Being a Birthmother"
  • "Who Takes the Cake?"
  • LGBTQ-Friendly Summer Camps
  • "Becoming a Surrogate" 

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology"
  • "Preteen Advice to Parents"
  • "Invest!"
  • "Letter from Karl Fleschman"

2013

Fall articles include (PDF):

  • "Out and About for Our Families"
  • "What We Know"
  • "Student Success and Opportunity Act"
  • "Intern Reflection"

Summer articles include (PDF):

  • "Forging New Pathways for Sperm and Egg to Meet"
  • "Family Formation: This is Our Family"
  • Book Corner
  • Night Out

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "An Unexpected Lesson in Perspective"
  • "Bi-National Love + Baby = Family"
  • LGBTQ Family Winter Solstice Party
  • Creepy Crawlers and Lizard Love

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Marriage...and Beyond!"
  • "New California Assisted Reproduction Bills Signed into Law!"
  • "Bringing Our Families Together"
  • Trip to Lemos Farm

2012

Fall articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Being the Daddy I Never Had"
  • "Creating a Generation of Allies"
  • LGBTQ Family Campout
  • Kayaking Trip

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Changing Lenses, Changing Perspectives"
  • "Our Grandmas Live Upstairs"
  • Aquarium of the Bay Community Day
  • What Great Grandparents!

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Her Smiles is a Gift: The Challenges of Parenting Our Special Needs Child"
  • "Eight Tips to Homework Success!"
  • Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA
  • "Resources for Parents of Children with Disabilities"

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "The Seasoned Ones: Reflections on Adopting After 40"
  • "Creating Our Family and Community"
  • "We Owe it to Our Kids"
  • LGBTQ Inclusive Elementary School Forums

2011

Fall articles and features include (PDF)

  • "Welcoming the Weird in Each of Us"
  • "Somos Familia: The Powerful Force of Parental Love"
  • Guide to Being a Straight Ally
  • SF and Oakland Pride Celebrations

Summer articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Our Donor: He's One in a Million"
  • "Hope Will Never Be Silent"
  • Sperm Donor Identity-Release FAQs
  • Cinco de Mayo

Spring articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Building Life-long Connections:
  • "Never Back Down"
  • Local LGBTQ Family Camps
  • Multi-Faith Holiday Potluck

Winter articles and features include (PDF):

  • "Confessions of a Lesbian Dad"
  • "How to Yell Less"
  • Halloween Monster Mash
  • Highlights from our New Strategic Plan

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