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COLAGE is the only national organization in the world specifically supporting children, youth and adults with LGBT parents. COLAGE offers a diverse array of support, education and advocacy by and for folks with LGBT parents.
Family Equality CouncilFamily Equality Council is the national organization that connects, supports and represents the 1 million parents in this country who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and the 2 million children they are raising. With offices in Boston, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis, Family Equality Council supports over 100 LGBT parenting groups nationwide and represents a base of nearly 80,000 supporters.
Maybe Baby is a co-gender group for LGBT prospective parents that meets to learn about and discuss various topics about forming a family. For more information, including topics and meeting time and location, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Next FamilyThe Next Family is a website involving a diverse community where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going open-minded and sincere dialogue between same-sex parents, urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, single parents, etc. This site provides blogs, products, resources and an advice column. The Next Family is the foundation of future families.
The Pop Luck ClubThe Pop Luck Club is a Los Angeles-based organization of gay dads that is the largest known gay fathers organization in the world, with hundreds of families and continued strong growth. Its mission is to advance the well-being of gay prospective parents, gay parents, and their children. They do this through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding.
Straight Spouse NetworkThe Straight Spouse Network is a worldwide organization of current/ former heterosexual spouses/partners of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender mates and mixed-orientation couples. Members provide personal, confidential support and resource information to spouses, couples and families.
Support groups, family events and other L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center services help families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents build strong, vibrant communities. Your children can meet others with experiences like their own while you create a support system among a diverse group of LGBT parents.
Through the Center’s Family Services program, you’ll meet people with various family structures, gender identities and expressions, races and cultural backgrounds, incomes, abilities and religions. By helping LGBT-parented families share commonalities and learn about differences, Family Services helps build a stronger community, one family at a time.
If you are thinking of starting a family, the Center’s Family Services program can help you find resources.
Currently, the program offers the following types of services:
Weekly Support Group for Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Dads
Project Fatherhood of Children's Institute, Inc., in conjunction with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Family Services Program, is proud to announce the start of a new, weekly parent support group for GBTQ dads!
Interested in meeting other GBTQ dads? Looking for a safe space to have open and honest conversations about topics relevant to your parenting experience? Welcome to the Project Fatherhood GBTQ dads support group! Each meeting features a specific parenting topic and provides an open space for fathers to share their struggles, triumphs, and creative strategies and techniques that they have encountered on the journey through parenthood.
FREE childcare is provided!
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Project Fatherhood of Children's Institute, Inc. was developed to give urban, culturally diverse fathers an opportunity to connect with their children and play a more meaningful role in their lives. For more information please call 213-260-7600 or visit www.projectfatherhood.org.
COLAGE Monthly Meeting for Youth with One or More LGBTQ Parent
COLAGE provides a safe space for youth with LGBTQ parents, unites them into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other.
This meeting is open to youth ages 8-18 years old who have at least one LGBTQ parent. For this month, in addition to discussing current LGBT issues, we will have a blast with activities such as Four Corners and Bully Theater, all focusing on this month’s theme of bullying in schools.
Light snack and refreshments will be provided!
November 2nd, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Noon
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl.
Los Angeles, 90038
For more information or to RSVP, please send e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Like COLAGE LA on Facebook @ COLAGE - Los Angeles Chapter and visit the website to learn more.
Let Love Define Family
Raise A Child Fostering and Adoption Event
If you have considered building or expanding your family through fostering or adoption, please attend a free RaiseAChild.US event. Enjoy beverages and hors d'oeuvres, hear from LGBT foster and adoptive parents, and connect with agencies eager to work with you.
November 20, 2013
W Hollywood Hotel
6250 Hollywood Boulevard
For more information and to RSVP, please click here or visit Raise A Child at www.RaiseAChild.Us.
NEW LGBTQ Special Needs Support Group!
In collaboration with The Center Long Beach, The Center OC, and The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Family Services Program, we will be offering a safe and affirming space where LGBTQ individuals with special needs (cognitive and physical) will be able to meet new friends, gain support, and help build a sense of community.
Group Requirements: Participants must be independent or able to provide their own assistance and 18+.
Saturday, October 26
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please Note: The Centers will not be able to provide transportation to and from the meeting
The Center Long Beach
2017 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, 90814
For more information or to RSVP, please call 562-434-4455 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Family Services Program Staff: