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Fwd: E-Newsletter: Uniting Our Families, Date Night, Trans Parent Panel, Cinco de Mayo, YMCA Night, and much more!

From: Chris A.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:45 PM

Monthly newsletter from OFC.

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From: Our Family Coalition <[address removed]>
Date: April 16, 2013, 17:38:16 PDT
To: [address removed]
Subject: E-Newsletter: Uniting Our Families, Date Night, Trans Parent Panel, Cinco de Mayo, YMCA Night, and much more!
Reply-To: [address removed]

In this Issue:
Staff Snippet: Uniting Our Families
A Night to Remember!
Oakland Unified LGBT Family Dinner & Date Night
Trans Parent Panel
Friends, Family, or Stranger?
Cinco de Mayo LGBTQ Family Garden
15th LGBTQ Family Night at the Berkeley YMCA
An Afternoon at Adventure Playground in Berkeley
Ongoing Groups
Community Events
Community Announcements
In the News & Media
Staff Snippet: Uniting Our Families

Dear Families & Supporters,

As the debate over immigration reform heats up on Capitol Hill, Our Family Coalition continues working with Bay Area advocates and elected leaders to call on Congress to pass a comprehensive reform bill that includes LGBTQ immigrant families!

At this time, LGBTQ Americans are unable to sponsor their spouses for residency in the same way as opposite-sex couples are permitted to. And this is just one example of how our families continue to be discriminated against under current U.S. laws. The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) would amend immigration law to include our same-sex spouses among those eligible for immigration benefits. And so, once again, we call on Congress to include UAFA within comprehensive immigration reform legislation and encourage all of you who support INCLUSIVE comprehensive reform to contact your legislators and make your voices heard!

In solidarity,

OFC's Policy & Advocacy Team

A Night to Remember! 

Thanks to all of you who supported and attended our fantastic Night Out and helped make it a huge success!  Stay tuned for an email with a recap and amazing pictures.

Oakland Unified LGBTQ Family Dinner & Date Night

Join Our Family Coalition for dinner with your family, then drop your kids off for a movie while you enjoy a date night.  Please contact us [masked] and let us know you will attend.

When: Friday, April 19th. 6pm to 8pm
Where: Acorn Woodland Elementary,[masked]st Ave., Oakland  

Trans Parent Panel


Participate and make your voice heard at this compelling discussion with transgender parents, their families, and allies. Parents, prospective parents and LGBTQ community members are welcome to join us to hear from transgender parents, a legal expert, a partner of a transgender parent, and children of transgender parents who will share their knowledge and personal stories at this not-to-be-missed event! 


When: Tuesday, April 30, 6-7:30pm
Where: SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St., San Francisco

Register: Click Here! 


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