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Christopher, Patrick, Isabella & Jordan;
and Doug McCrary Paul Chiocco & Charlotte Chiocco-Mcrary.
2007 photos by then Nathan Hale High School (Seattle) senior Sarah Ervin,
tinted by Gabi Clayton.
Camp Lavender Hill: offers a week-long summer camp in the scenic foothills of Sierra Mountains of northern California for children ages 9-14 of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender families. Web: http://www.camplavenderhill.org
Camp Ten Trees -
offers a loving and engaging residential summer camp
program in western Washington State. One week is for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their
allies (ages 13-17). Another week is for children (ages 8-17) of
LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families. Camp Ten Trees is a place
for diverse youth who share a common experience to come together to
build community through both typical camp activities as well as
age-appropriate opportunities to explore diversity, identity, and youth
coalition building. This summer camp program is guided by a commitment
to social justice and by the values of Courage, Health, Inclusion,
Play, Stewardship, Family, Acceptance, Integrity, and Leadership.
Founded in 2000, Camp Ten Trees has long benefited from the involvement
of campers, volunteer staff, and supporters from the Pacific Northwest,
across the United States, and beyond. For more information on
registering for camp, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this
non-profit endeavor, please contact Camp Ten Trees today!
Office address: 1122 E Pike ST, #1488; Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-288-9568
offers a loving and engaging residential summer camp program in western Washington State. One week is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their allies (ages 13-17). Another week is for children (ages 8-17) of LGBTQ and/or non-traditional families. Camp Ten Trees is a place for diverse youth who share a common experience to come together to build community through both typical camp activities as well as age-appropriate opportunities to explore diversity, identity, and youth coalition building. This summer camp program is guided by a commitment to social justice and by the values of Courage, Health, Inclusion, Play, Stewardship, Family, Acceptance, Integrity, and Leadership. Founded in 2000, Camp Ten Trees has long benefited from the involvement of campers, volunteer staff, and supporters from the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and beyond. For more information on registering for camp, volunteering, or otherwise supporting this non-profit endeavor, please contact Camp Ten Trees today! Office address: 1122 E Pike ST, #1488; Seattle, WA 98122; Phone: 206-288-9568; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.camptentrees.org
COLAGE: a national movement of children, youth, and adults with
one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s.
COLAGE builds community and works toward social justice through youth
empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy.
peer support, newsletters, conferences and literature for children with gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents. COLAGE's website includes resources for making change, programs and
activities for youth, summer camps, scholarships and much more. COLAGE
National Office: 1550 Bryant Street, Suite 830, San Francisco, CA 94103; Phone: 415-861-5437;
Fax: fax: 415-255-8345; Email:
Family Net: the Human Rights Campaign's web site for GLBT parents and their families. Includes lots of helpful information, legal issues, schools, and more: http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Family
Listen to: "People
This is also posted on our Activists
and GSA Advisors,
on the Safe Schools Coalition Website resource page.
by Pat Humphries
© 1998 Pat Humphries, Moving Forward Music/BMI
From the CD Hands on Appleseed Recordings - http://www.emmasrevolution.com
used by permission all rights reserved
Listen to: "People
This is also posted on our Activists and GSA Advisors, YOUTH Activists and Music on the Safe Schools Coalition Website resource page.
Family Equality Council (formerly Family Pride): National organization with local chapters. They offer legal information and written resources to dispel common myths. Phone: 202-331-5015; Web site: http://www.familyequality.org/
How to Talk to Children About Our Families: by Margie Brickley and Aimee Gelnaw for the Family Equality Council (formerly Family Pride). http://www.familyequality.org/resources/publications/talkingtoourchildren.pdf (pdf format)
Back to School Tool: Building Family Equality in Every Classroom: Family Pride developed this tool to arm LGBT parents with information and easy-to-follow strategies to ensure their childrenā‚¬ā„¢s success in school. http://www.familyequality.org/resources/publications/backtoschooltool.pdf (pdf format)
The Pride Guide to Talking to Our Children About Political Attacks on Our Families: created to help families meet the needs of their children while facing statewide and federal level attacks on our relationships and our families. http://www.familyequality.org/resources/publications/prideguide.pdf (pdf format)
More in the FPC Materials & Publications Library: links to divided into seven sections: the basics, making schools inclusive, intersections with our families, politicizing our families, telling our families' stories, expanding the family circle and tools for parents groups. http://www.familyequality.org/resources/publications.html
- Opening Doors: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Parents and Schools. This fee downloadable booklet addresses Facts and Fears For and About LGBT-Headed Families, Children’s Voices Stories Kids Tell Us About What Happens at School, Parents How LGBT Parents Can Help With Their Children’s Education, Educators How Educators Can Best Support Children in LGBT-Headed Families, Questions and Answers Questions for Educators to Ask Parents, Answers to Questions Children May Ask Nonjudgmental Ways to Answer Children’s Questions, Rights and Responsibilities of Children, LGBT Parents and Educators, Glossary of Terms, and Resources for Families and Educators. Go to: http://www.familyequality.org/site/DocServer/OpeningDoors2011.pdf?docID=2181
OUTSpoken Families: this groundbreaking storytelling training program is the national speakers bureau for Family Equality trains parents and allies to speak about family equality. LGBTQ parents, extended family members and caring allies have all committed to being a part of this groundbreaking and very powerful ensemble. Over 1000 people in 39 states, the District of Columbia, 1 US territory and 3 countries have signed on to be OUTSpoken. Website: http://www.familyequality.org/OUTSpoken/
Project Harmony: an initiative of Family Equality Council, is proud to present A Dialogue with LGBTQ Families of Color, is part of their Listening Tour Series. This series looks to collects stories, experiences, issues and concerns of LGBTQ-headed families of color and mixed-race families as we move to create "The State of LGBTQ Families of Color" and use the information to shape the programs and policies of Family Equality Council. For more information, contact Lisbeth Melendez Rivera at 202.520.1817. Website: http://www.familyequality.org/harmony/
Gender Diversity: Education and Support Services: Gender Diversity is an education, support, and training organization committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the normal range of gender variations in children, adolescents, and adults. Our services include weekly groups for parents, teens, and children; trainings and consultations, referral services and national conferences. Call 1-855-4 GENDER (toll free) or email info@GenderDiversity.org for more information. Website: http://www.genderdiversity.org/
Gender Odyssey Family Conference: The
national Gender Odyssey Family conference is held each summer in
Seattle WA. This conference includes a full track of programming
for gender nonconforming and transgender teens. Siblings and friends
who are teens are welcome to attend. Parents and other adult
family members have their own set of workshops within the
conference. Great workshops, fun social events/parties, and
excellent keynote speakers are all part of this 3-day event in
August. For more information about dates, registration,
scholarships, programming, and events, go to: http://www.GenderOdysseyFamily.org call 1-855-4 GENDER (toll free) or email info@GenderDiversity.org.
How Many Of Us Are There?: A one page fact sheet by Beth Reis. How many children are growing up with gay or lesbian parents? http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/HowManyOfUsAreThere.pdf (pdf format)
for Transgender Parents: To
subscribe, send email to: TSParentingfirstname.lastname@example.org
Love Makes a Family: Love Makes A Family was founded when a racially diverse group of sexual minorities in Oregon and Southwest Washington came together to oppose anti-gay Ballot Measure Nine. Today they have parents and kids' groups, a middle school transitions project, and public speaking and opening hearts and minds programs. Web: http://www.lmfamily.org More information: Bonnie Tinker, 503-228-3892; Info@LMfamily.org.
Maybe Baby: a Seattle support group for LGBTQ people who are interested in becoming parents. All are welcome - new-comers, old-timers. They get together once a month to share stories and information about pregnancy planning, adoption, fostering and (maybe) babies. Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.maybebabyseattle.org
Maybe Babymeetings are on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.
- Email for more information.
Mountain Meadow's Summer Camp: a two-week overnight camping experience where children, ages 9-17, in LGBTQ or other non-traditional families come together to participate in interactive learning experiences which help them take on leadership roles, build community, and just plain have fun. This summer camp program also includes a Teen Camp for people ages 14-15 who either have LGBTQ parents or who themselves are LGBTQ or questioning. When campers turn 16, they have the opportunity to join the Staff-in-Training program. Address: Mountain Meadow, 1315 Spruce ST, STE 411, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-772-1107; Website: http://www.mountainmeadow.org/summercamp.html
Our Families ~ Our Children - The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force Report on Quality Child Care: A report documenting the very best in child care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their children, offering hope and direction to enhance the quality of child care for children and families. http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org/ocof/ofoc_cover.html
Proud Parents: Colors Northwest, a magazine dedicated to exploring the interests and experiences of people of color, interviewed Nancy Sapiro of the Northwest Women's Law Center, gay dads Frank Fuoco and Benjamin Liu, lesbian moms Sarah and Olivia, Kimberly Mutcherson of Rutgerā‚¬ā„¢s University's School of Law, lesbian single mother of twins Bookda Gheisar, and gay dads Alex Cury and Jim MaClean for its June 2007 feature story on LGBTQ parenting. See the article here: http://www.colorsnw.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=101&z=35 - and the 8-minute documentary on same-sex parenting for families of color, on YouTube here:
TheRainbowBabies.com: Provides a central area for general information on the many aspects of GLBT pregnancies and parenting and space for parents or would-be parents to share their stories about their respective paths to parenthood. http://therainbowbabies.com
Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: provides opportunities for GLBT families to get together to support each other and form community. We host monthly fun family activities that provide parents and children with a chance to spend time with other families with GLBT parents. We also host an informal listserve for resource and idea exchanges, and playgroups for families with young children. Mailing address: P.O. Box 30031, Seattle, WA 98103; Website: http://www.rainbowfamiliesps.org; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Too High A Price: The Case Against Restricting Gay Parenting from the ACLU: http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/parenting/27496pub20061113.html
Also see Youth w / LGBT Parents.
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