I first became aware of the organization from the work it was doing in my godchildren’s public school here in San Francisco. Subsequently, one of my clients started working with the Coalition as part of a program through San Francisco State.
- John Twomey
Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families with children. We foster community leadership in advocacy efforts that promote social justice.
Our work includes offering educational programming responsive to members’ needs; increasing the visibility of LGBTQ families in the media and in political forums; training parents to advocate directly on behalf of their children to create safe and welcoming environments for their children; producing public educational materials, including a quarterly newsletter, a semi-monthly e-newsletter and moderating three discussion list-serves for parents; and holding social forums and events and peer-peer support groups that facilitate the development of support networks for LGBTQ parents and their children and allow the children to see their families reflected in others around them.
Want to get involved?
Ed Hernandez, Program & Administration Associate
1385 Mission Street, #340
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 981-1960, Ext. 306
About the Paragon Community Fund
From shelters to school arts programs, from food drives to counseling, we
participate in the services that many organizations perform in order to
make a positive difference in our community. Since 2004, the Paragon
Community Fund has provided close to $400,000 to local organizations.