International Lgbt Regional Support Organizations


Arizona

Valley Rainbow Families at Valley of the Sun Gay and Lesbian Community Center, PO Box 33367, Phoenix, 602-265-7283

California

Family Pride Coalition of the Pomona Valley, 112 N. Harvard Ave., #107, Claremont, CA 91711, email: dplace@onramp.net

Gay Fathers of Sacramento, PO Box 161951, Sacramento, CA 95816-1951, 916-484-5636

Lesbian and Gay Parents Association, 260 Tingley St., San Francisco, CA 94112-1938, lgapasf@aol.com

Baby Buds, support group for Asian Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people who want to be parents. To get onto Baby Buds' email list, babybuds-owner@yahoogroups.com

Our Family Coalition, The Bay Area Gay & Lesbian Family Group, 415-981-1960, PO Box 13505, Berkeley, CA 94712-4505, www.ourfamily.org

Gay and Lesbian Parents of Los Angeles, #109-346,7985 Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA 90046, (213) 654-0307

Proud Families of Long Beach, www.proudfamilies.com

Lesbian Mothers & Our Children c/o GLCSC, 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028, 213-993-7608

Gamofites, gay Mormon fathers, 24451 Lantern Hill Dr., #F, Dana Pt., CA 92629-3708, Ken Taylor (949) 661-6433, www.gamofites.org

The Pop Luck Club, P.O. Box 69865, West Hollywood, CA 90069, tel: 323-854-0656, plcinfo@popluckclub.org, www.popluckclub.org

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center of Santa Clara County's support/social group for Mothers and Fathers with younger children. Also, join their informal email list http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DeFrank_Family/

Colorado

Front Range Lesbian Families, PO Box Drawer E, Denver, CO 80218, Holly 303-466-1482, Eric Rude/Adult Programs GLBTCCC 303-733-7743

Northern Colorado Our Families, contact Sierra at ginansierra@earthlink.net or (970) 493-7430

Boulder Support Group, facilitated by Boulder County's Dept. of Social Services, open to GLBT and straights, wheelchair access, childcare provided, tmra2ree@aol.com

Florida

Pink Moms, Adriana Ramirez, 754-246-5888, visit http://pinkmoms.com

Hope Parents Group at Compass, 561-833-3638, Hopeteens@aol.com

First Coast Family Project, 1372 Dancy St., Jacksonville, FL 32205, 904-388-5186, Contact Eddie Giddens, http://members.xoom.com/FCFamPro

Gay Parent's Support Group - North Central Florida, contact Amanda Husband at 352-466-0598 or e-mail Mommies2Shea@aol.com

GLBT Parents of Tampa Bay, email Cathy at cathy@smith-tv.com. Open to all Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents (custodial & non-custodial), their significant others, and those who are in the process of becoming parents.

Orlando Gay Parents, http://home.earthlink/~orlgayparents

SwFl Rainbow Families, contact Tara Gehring or Patti Bertrand, 407-252-3956, email: FlRainbowFamily@aol.com. Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SwFl_Rainbow_Families/. The purpose of our group is to allow children to interact with other GBLT families, as well as giving parents an outlet to discuss issues that maybe inclusive to GLBT families. Monthly Gatherings.

Georgia

Family Pride of the South. The mission of Family Pride of the South is to advance the well being of LGBT parents and their children. Family Pride of the South strives to build strong families through educational programming, community resources and support, social activities, and public advocacy. Contact Angel Gervin, info@familypridesouth.org, 404-786-9711, www.familypridesouth.org

MEGA Family Project, mission is to strengthen Georgia families by working to ensure equality, Kathy Kelly, executive director, 404-808-3350, kathy@eqga.org, MEGA Family Project, PO Box 29631, Atlanta, GA 30359, www.megafamilyproject.org

Hawaii

Ohana O Ke Anuenue (Family of the Rainbow), Oahu, Doug 808-732-4276 or Sue 808-261-4568

Idaho

Your Family, Friends & Neighbors, Inc., PO Box 768, Boise, ID 83701-0768

Illinois

Family Circle, 4156 W. School St., 2nd Fl., Chicago, IL 60641

Parents With Pride, 1511Trainer Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, 815-226-4661

Rainbow Families, PO Box 2411, Naperville, IL 60566-2411, 630-585-3920, rainbowFam@aol.com

Indiana

Indianapolis Lesbian Moms Group, email Barb at LesbianMomsTalk@aol.com

Kansas

Parents and Gonna Be's, Lenexa, 913-894-0129

Louisiana

Lesbian Moms Group of Greater New Orleans (LMNO), contact Sharon or Tracy at 504-822-3476 or 985-290-9788

Maine

Mothers & Kids Group, PO Box 2235, S. Portland, ME 04116

GLBT Parents Support Group of Maine c/o Timothy Richardson, PO Box 10901, Portland 04104, tirich@somtel.com

Maryland

Gay and Lesbian Parenting Coalition of MetropolitanWashington, 14908 Piney Grove Court, North Potomac, MD 20878

Families With Pride, Baltimore, contact Jodi Kaye by email: theoryhead@gmail.com or phone 410-728-8285

Gay Fathers Coalition Baltimore, email: dthor024@earthlink.net, http://home.earthlink.net/~dthor024/Gay_Fathers.html

Massachusetts

Valuable Families, PO Box 60634, Florence, MA 01062,valfams@crocker.com

Lesbian/Gay Family and Parenting Services, Fenway Community Health Center, 7 Haviland St., Boston, MA 02115, 617-927-6243

Gay Fathers of Greater Boston, PO Box 1373, Boston, MA 02205, 617-742-7897, www.gayfathersboston.org

COLAGE: Greater Boston Chapter, PO Box 441942, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-267-0900 x 446

Greater Boston PFLAG, PO Box 440004, West Somerville, MA 02144-0001, 617-547-2440

You're Not Alone-Straight Spouse Support, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MA, 781-326-1461

Michigan

Our Kids c/o Pandora's Books & Music, 226 W. Lovell, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, 616-385-2654

Grand Rapids Alternative Families, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GRAltFamilies, GRAltFamilies@aol.com

Lesbian Moms' Network, PO Box 2113, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2113, www.lmnetwork.org, LMNMembership@umich.edu

Minnesota

Rainbow Families, 3711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 554098, 612-827-7731, connect@rainbowfamilies.org, visit www.rainbowfamilies.org

Missouri

Family Tree, 5309 Nottingham Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109, 314-752-3836

Nebraska

The 'Ohana Group, (GLBT and Non-traditional Family Group), email: theohanagroup@cs.com

Nevada

We Are Family social support group, Las Vegas, www.wearefamilylv.com, info@wearefamilylv.com, Holly Carratelli, 702-251-9187

New Jersey

Lambda Families of New Jersey, PO Box1385, Maplewood, NJ 07040, 973-763-8511, webmaster@lambdafamiliesofnj.org, www.lambdafamiliesofnj.org

Central Jersey Families, Donna, 908-752-9265

Gay Fathers Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GayFathersNJ/

New York

Family Circle, Inc., bimonthly gatherings held at Bronx Lesbian and Gay Health Resource Consortium, Inc., 448 E. 149 St., 3rd Floor, Bronx, NY. Contact Luz Rivera at 917-658-2825 or Flora Esther Chalmers, at 347-668-0071, email: bxfamilycircles@aol.com, visit www.hometown.aol.com/bxfamilycircles

Park Slope Queer Parents' Group (but not limited to Park Slope!), email: psqpg-subscribe@yahoogroups.com, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psqpg

Brooklyn Rainbows, contact William Sherr and Shannon Casey, 718-499-1132 or email: brooklynrainbows@yahoo.com

Brooklyn Single Lesbian, email: Moms@hotmail.com

Staten Island, email: gayparentsi@aol.com

Bagels & Blocks Playgroup at the Staten Island Children's Museum, meets on the third Sunday of every month, call 718-273-5833, email: drosenthal@sichildrensmuseum.org or waynenyc@aol.com

Center Kids, Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, 208 West 13th St., NY, NY 10011, Terry Boggis, Exec. Dir. 212-620-7310

Circle of Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Foster and Adoptive Parents and Foster and Adoptive Parents Caring for LGBTQ Youth in Care, NYC. Also open to any foster and adoptive parents caring for LGBTQ (LGBT & Questioning) young people in care. LGBT parents are welcome at all Circle meetings. Offers a guaranteed safe, welcoming place for parents who are LGBT, and to deal with issues specific to this group. Contact Rachel Pratt Director, Parent Recruitment and Expedited Permanency NYC Administration for Children'sServices, 150 William Street, 5th Floor, NYC, NY10038, ACS Parent Recruitment Hotline at 212-676-WISH (9474)

Second Generation, 57 2nd Ave., #51, NY, NY 10003, 212-673-2926, LGBT children of LGBTs

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) New York City, Claire Knight Chapter Coordinator, 917-438-6819, Claire@colagenyc.org., www.colagenyc.org

Gay and Bi Fathers' Forum of New York, The Center, 208 West 13th Street, NYC, www.GayBiDads.org, info@GayBiDads.org, 516-815-9120. Meet at 8:00 PM on the first Friday of each month at The Center.

Gay Fathers Coalition of Buffalo, Westside Station, PO Box 404, Buffalo, NY 14213, 716-633-2692

Gay Fathers of Rochester, 716-458-6511, email: LVallone@aol.com

Gay Fathers Forum of Greater NY, c/o 208 West 13th St., NY, NY10011, 212-620-7310

Long Island Family Connection, 2299 Harrison Ave., Baldwin, NY 11510, 516-623-0041

Rainbow Parent Support Groups, Plainview, Long Island, 516-822-3535 ext. 331

Gay Fathers of Long Island, PO Box 2483, Patchogue, New York 11772-0879

Gay Married Men's Support Group, 22 Vick Park B, Rochester, NY 14607-2122

Loft Kids, Westchester and Fairfield Counties and the Tri-State area. For events email: loftkidsny@yahoo.com

Mid-Hudson Kids, (Putnam, Duchess & Orange Counties), Lauren, 914-562-8308

Lesbian Mothers Support Group, Rockland Parent-Child Center, 137 First Ave., Nyack, 845-358-2702, email: info@rocklandparentchild.org

Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, Claudia Stallman, Project Director, 124 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905. Provides educational information and referral services for LGBT parents and prospective parents. They also sponsor Pride and Joy Families, parent/family groups in Binghamton, prospective parents welcome. Pride and Joy Families West meets in and around Elmira, 607-724-4308, email: LesGayFamBldg@aol.com

Lambda Family Circle c/o Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12110 or lambdafamilycircle@hotmail.com

COLAGE Mid Hudson Valley Region, Li Pipman-Allis: lallis@hvc.rr.com , 845-452-2928

COLAGE of the Western NY Area, Cathy, 716-200-0668, email: colagewny@adelphi.net

North Carolina

Triangle Families, a group for LGBT parents and wannabe parent in the Triangle region (Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham) of North Carolina. To join our list serve for event information and discussions, go to yahoogroups.com, search for Triangle Families and join the group. Information about our events is also posted at www.trianglefamilies.org.

Ohio

Rainbow Families Dayton, social group for LGBT families in the Dayton, Ohio area. Contact Daria Schaffnit 973-376-8060 or dragonflyjoy@woh.rr.com. Also join their email list by sending a blank email to rfdaysubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Oklahoma

Family Pride, OKC, PO Box 850521,Yukon, OK 73085-0521, Dedra Baker or Kandice Ford, 405-350-0607, familyprideokc@cox.net

Oregon

Gay Dads program outreach of Cascade Aids Project (CAP) in Portland, Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR, Geoffrey Bateman 503-223-5907 ext.131, email: Mark Elliott at markport@hotmail.com

Love Makes a Family, Inc., PO Box 11884, Portland, OR 97211, 503-228-3892, lmfamily@teleport.com

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Family Pride, PO Box 25223, Philadelphia, PA 19119, 215-844-3360, www.phillyfamilypride.org

Families Like Ours - West, Parent/Child support and activities for GLT's and adoptive and birth families, contact t_libert@yahoo.com

Rhode Island

Gay Fathers of Rhode Island Support Group, 401-431-2953,email: TJFronczak@aol.com, http://members.aol.com/tjfroncak/gaydad.htm

Straight Spouse Support Group, Providence, Cynthia Doyle, MA, 401-351-8232, http://members.aol.com/tjfronczak/str8spouse.htm

South Carolina

We Are Family, PO Box 30734, North Charleston, SC 29417

Alliance For Full Acceptance (AFFA). AFFA's Parenting Group is a forum for GLBT families to gather and provide support, resources, services and activities for GLBT parents and their children, as well as GLBT couples considering parenting. Email parenting@affa-sc.org or call 843-883-0343.

Tennessee

Nashville Family Pride Group, nashvillefamilypridegroup@hotmail.com

Texas

Parenting With Pride, Parenting With Pride is an Austin-based coalition of GLBT families who are involved in education, advocacy, social support, networking, and grass roots community organizing. We are also a source for information and referral. Periodic social events. Contact: kpalomo@austin.rr.com

Gay Fathers/Fathers First of Houston, PO Box 981053, Houston, TX 77098-1053, 713-782-5414

Houston Gay & Lesbian Parents HGLP, 10400 S. Post Oak Rd., Ste. E-263, Houston, TX 77035, 713-284-4939, hglpinc@yahoo.com, www.hglp.org. Social and support group for our kids in 6th through 12th grades called Just For Us

Washington

Kaleidoscope of Families, 430 Broadway E., Seattle, WA 98102, Michael Butler 206-461-4546, free childcare for ages 3-12

South Puget Sound Lesbian & Gay Parents Support Group c/o Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC), PO Box 947, Tacoma, WA 98401, 253-752-6724

Washington D.C.

Gay Fathers Coalition of Washington, DC, PO Box 19891,Washington, DC 20036, 301-603-0008, email: dcgaydad@aol.com, web site: http://members.aol.com/mdlambda/gfcdc

Wisconsin

Lesbian Parents Network, PO Box 8423, Madison, WI 53708-8423, 608-233-0102

Wyoming

Northern Colorado/Southern Wyoming Our Families, contact Sierra at ginansierra@earthlink.net or 970-493-7430

Vermont

Gay Fathers Connection, PO Box 5506, Essex Jct., VT 05453-5506, 802-579-7883

Vermont Lesbian & Gay Parents, 95 Van Patten Pkwy., Burlington, VT 05401-1124, 802-660-2713

National Support Organizations

National Center for Lesbian Rights, 870 Market St., Ste. 570, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-392-6257, nclrsf@aol.com, www.nclrights.org

* Family Pride Coalition, PO Box 65327, Washington, DC 20035, 202-331-5015, info@familypride.org, www.familypride.org. Coalition of gay parenting groups across the country. Sponsors annual national conference of lesbian and gay parents and their children. Newsletter, bibliographies.

CALM, Inc. (Custody Action for Lesbian Mothers), PO Box 281, Narbeth, PA19072, 215-667-7508. Litigation support service for lesbian mothers.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE), 3543 18th St., #17, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-861-5437, kidsofgays@aol.com

Human Rights Campaign, www.hrc.org/familynet

Momazons, PO Box 02069, Columbus, OH 43202, 614-267-0193, momazons@aol.com, www.momazons.org

www.LetHimStay.com.Web site of the ACLU fight against Florida's law against gay adoption.

Worldwide and Internet

www.Dadsathome.com, Developed by and for Gay Fathers & Gay Stay at home dads in the hope to bring aid and assistance to Gay Fathers in the day to day trials and tribulations of raising children. and also indiandost.com for LGBT support in India.

Australia

Parents With Pride, contact: Vicki Barnett, PO Box 67, Beechboro, Perth, WA 6063, pwpaus@yahoo.com.au, http://au.geocities.com/pwpaus. Sharing resources, support, and parent/family group contact details. Servicing the needs of Australian and NZ parents, partners, and prospective parents who identify as lesbian, gay, trans* and bisexual (GLBT); and their families. Promoting networking and diversity with in our community, and bringing families together.

Canada

Toronto

Rainbow Club, a social club for kids and their queer parents, Rainbow Club c/o The 519 Church Street, Community Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 2C9, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowclub4kids/

Calgary Gay Fathers, calgaryfathers@hotmail.com, http://www.geocities.com/calgaryfathers

United Kingdom

Pink Parents UK, Lisa Saffron, exec. dir., Box 55, Green Leaf Bookshop, 82 Colston St., Bristol BS15BB, phone: 00441179044500 / helpline: 0044177377 5794, enquiries@pinkparents.org.uk, http://www.pinkparents.org.uk

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