Make a gift to COLAGE today!
Dec01

Make a gift to COLAGE today!

Earlier this year we asked a COLAGEr if she would like to return to Family Week next year and she said, “Yes, I felt free. And didn’t feel different.”   Join us TODAY, December 1, for#GivingTuesday, and every new and increased gift to empower the next generation of change-makers will be matched by the the Reva and David Logan Foundation! Tomorrow, December 1st, go...

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COLAGE is coming to South Florida!
Aug24

COLAGE is coming to South Florida!

Join COLAGE, South Florida Family Pride and The Pride Center for a day of empowerment and community building at our National Programming in Ft. Lauderdale. For over 20 years COLAGE has united youth with one or more LGBTQ parent(s) by supporting them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. Our national team invites you to attend our exceptional programming which will include workshops for youth ages 8-18, a COLAGE panel discussion, and facilitated parent space. COLAGE will be facilitating a full day of youth programs in as well as a public program open to all. Youth programs for are for youth ages 8-18 who have one or more LGBTQ parent/s. Our programming focuses on creative expression, opportunities to connect with others who share similar family structures, as well community building and lots of fun! Where / The Pride Center at Equality Park / 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 When / Sunday, October 18th / 10-4:30 Cost / Free, donations greatly appreciated and RSVP required Questions can be directed to Robin Marquis : robin@colage.org / (206) 549-2054 Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please email info@southfloridafamilypride.org For more information and to register, please email our National Program Director, Robin Marquis, at robin@colage.org....

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Family Week Starts in 3…2..1…  Register now!
Jul03

Family Week Starts in 3…2..1… Register now!

  FAMILY WEEK IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER, REGISTER...

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Words on the SCOTUS decision…
Jul03

Words on the SCOTUS decision…

Voice of youth, our voices, made a difference today. We, the children raised in LGBTQ families have stood by our families through our movement for more than 25 years. We have been allies, advocates, and an integral part of the queer movement from the AIDS crisis when we were losing our fathers, to today when we can celebrate our families having equal dignity in the eyes of the law. We are humbled, we are grateful, and we are not done. Now that our families have been given equal access to marriage under the law, let us forge ahead in empowering them towards greater equity and safety in multiple other domains where they can still use our love, support and advocacy. Join us in that work. Today I want to focus on the countless individuals and families who put themselves at great risk to fight for love. Collectively, let’s take this moment to embrace each other, to congratulate each other, and to recognize this new chapter so that we can continue to pursue social justice for all people and families. When I think about what this decision means in my life, I remember the past 32 years of being a part of the LGBTQ community. I remember listening intently I was 5 years old and my parents told us that my father needed to look for his prince as a way to explain his coming out. The fear I felt as a child when my father’s friends were disappearing in the 1980’s and our President condoned homophobia. I remember deciding everyday at school if I should come out about my family or stay silent. I remember sitting on a park bench in college with my mother when she came out, and having a deep understanding that all I cared about was her happiness. I remember holding my daughter, as my mother and her partner were married in their home state, their commitment finally legal after 16 years together. Today I woke up knowing that my youngest daughter will never remember a time when her grandmas did not have equal dignity in the eyes of the law. She will have a safety and freedom that many of us who grew up in LGBTQ families did not have. To those who made today possible including the Justices who sided with equality and the brave plaintiffs so deeply committed to their families. Our parents who have been forced to fight since coming out. Our partners including Family Equality Council who made it possible for our voices to be heard. Most significantly, to our COLAGE founders who had the foresight to know that if youth in LGBTQ families...

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The Kids: Portraits of COLAGErs by Gabriela Herman on the New York Times
Jul03

The Kids: Portraits of COLAGErs by Gabriela Herman on the New York Times

© Gabriela Herman A few years ago we connected with Gabriela Herman, a talented photographer and COLAGEr looking to make portraits of people who shared her story. Today we’re happy to share that the New York Times has published her essay and photographs! As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on marriage equality, this  body of work is poignant in highlighting the important role that the voices of COLAGErs have played in this process. Check out the online feature or pick up your copy of the New York Times today! Gabriela says:“Supreme Court justices, academics, pundits and activists are locked in an intense debate about the merits of gay parenthood and grasping for evidence of its effect on children. Maybe it’s time to ask the kids.For the past four years, I have been photographing and interviewing subjects who were raised by one or more gay parent. Their experiences are wide-ranging. Some were adopted, some conceived by artificial insemination. Many are children of divorce. They were raised in urban areas, the rural Midwest and all over the map. They juggled silence and solitude with a need to defend their families on the playground, at church and at holiday gatherings.” © Gabriela Herman Gabriela Herman is an editorial and commercial photographer who specializes in travel, food, lifestyle and portrait work around the globe bringing a fresh and vibrant energy. Her personal projects have received accolades and been exhibited worldwide. When not out on the road, she divides her time between Brooklyn and Martha’s Vineyard. Her work has been recognized in American Photography 30 & 31, as a Critical Mass Top 50 finalist and top emerging photographer by the Magenta Foundation. Clients include Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living and...

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Give Out

Give out to COLAGE on May 21!

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