Six Parents, Two Kids, Let Them Explain

  It started with a gay couple and a lesbian couple joining forces to start a family. In the years since, two more dads have joined the mix. Meet the Thomas-Storey-Jones-Hennin-Napersteck-Silber family. Check out the video of Danielle and Avi Silber, two of our amazing volunteers, below!...

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Why I Stand for Marriage Equality

  Me at the United for Marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday, March 27th 2013. When my home state of Massachusetts became the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, only around 32 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. Now it is almost 10 years later, and the tide has dramatically changed. The latest polls have support at around 58 percent overall, with more than 81 percent of people...

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Marcella: the Activist

Coming To Terms by Marcella Caruso My shorts stuck to my legs, my hair was still dripping with sea salt. I took off my dirty flip flops and ran into the house, tracing sand everywhere I went, as if I were Hansel and Gretel, creating a way back to my innocent bliss in the sunshine. * My mom called me in for a family meeting. “We’re separating,” she announced. I wanted to be surprised, but in truth, I wasn’t. My mind started swirling...

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Stefan’s Story, COLAGE’s Creation

Stefan Lynch was COLAGE’s first director and shares his story with us in memory of his father, and in honor of World Aids Day. The first person I knew died of AIDS 29 years ago. When I first typed that sentence I typed “19 years” and then did the math and swore out loud. Before my community and family were transformed by AIDS we were buzzing with the energy of the decade after the Stonewall Rebellion - my dad was an...

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We’re Thankful for Turkey Basters!!

Three decades ago, I was conceived through the ingenuity of three trailblazing queers and an amazingly versatile invention known as a turkey baster. Turkey baster baby that I am, it’s only fitting that this Thanksgiving also happens to be my 30th birthday. As I reflect on the first three decades of my life, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for my two moms and my dad, who conjured me out of the ether, immersed me in a community...

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Keep LGBT History in California Schools
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Keep LGBT History in California Schools

At COLAGE we believe all students deserve to learn about the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We believe all families should be celebrated in our schools. And we know, thanks to studies published by the GSA Network, that when LGBT people are included in school curriculum all students feel safer at school. The FAIR Education Act requires local school districts in California, with input...

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