Does OFC add to your family? We need your support so we can reach more families like yours. Every little bit helps.

Queer Family McLaren Park Hike

February 9th from 9:30am to 11:00am, San Francisco

Long time no hike! Let's get back out there with our littles, shall we? We'll stroll around McLaren Park, hitting the reservoir and maybe the water tower . Depending on the needs of everyone we could make it stroller friendly. Everything is pretty paved, so it's good for new walkers, but there's plenty of space to off-road for the more adventurous.


Learn It. Do It Yourself! Domestic & Second-Parent Adoption

February 12th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, San Francisco

Do you have questions about the new adoption procedures, or about the differences between step-parent and second-parent adoption? At this hands-on workshop, Deborah Wald, an attorney of decades of experience working with LGBTQ families, will describe current adoption rules and procedures, answer your questions, and then hlep you prepare adoption paperwork.


Mission Possible: Understanding the Teen & Tween Mind

February 20th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oakland

Too much drama, too much time on electronic devices, and too little interaction with parents. Sound familiar? Tweens and teens have notorious emotional ups and downs, but what causes them?oin OFC and Destiny Arts Center to answer these questions and more, in this eye-opening session with Jessie Rose Cohen, LCSW, a Bay Area child and family therapist – and queer parent – who specializes in work with youth. 


Trans Family Field Trip to Lawrence Hall of Science [Tour & 3D Movie Included!]

February 23rd, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, Berkeley

Discover & experience with Our Family Coalition on our Trans Family Field Trip to Lawrence Hall of Science. Come with your little ones to explore the exhibits and enjoy the 3D film or Planetarium the Hall has in store for us. As spaces are limited, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins.


Queer Family Movie Day!

February 24th, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, Oakland

Join us for a Sunday afternoon dedicated to LGBTQ families and allies the the New Parkway Theater in Oakland.


SAVE THE DATE -- Saturday March 9th

LGBTQ Family Night 2019 @ Downtown Berkeley YMCA

Join OFC for the 21st year of our signature event, LGBTQ Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA! Swimming, kindergym, raffle, activities for older children, sports, arts and crafts, and loads of entertainment for all ages.


A new support group is starting in addition to the Queer Path to Parenthood: Growing Our Families group, in February. It's a monthly group and they ask folks to sign up for six sessions.! For more info and to register, please contact

Now accepting 2019-20 academic year applications for the Markowski-Leach Scholarship

The Scholarship is intended for LGBTQ undergraduate and graduate students attending San Francisco State University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, and UC San Francisco.  The Scholarship award is $2,000 per year for 2 years as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements.  To continue the award beyond the initial 2 years, re-application is necessary.

Further information about the Scholarship program and the required on-line application are available at:

The application deadline is March 10, 2019.

LGBTQ Parents-to-Be Community Support Meet & Greet - Sunday, February 24th, 12-1:30PM

For LGBTQ parents-to-be who are considering family formation options, trying to conceive, awaiting adoption or the birth of their child(ren) through surrogacy, or who are currently pregnant. Parents adding to their families are also welcome!

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