Announcing a New Chapter In Storrs, Connecticut!

Please join me in welcoming Hannah Roda-McNaboe, the new chapter coordinator of COLAGE Connecticut!   I am ecstatic to be starting a local COLAGE chapter! I have been attending Family Week in Provincetown since I was born (and adopted by my two wonderful moms), and have been part of the summer COLAGE program since I was old enough to join. I run my high school’s GSA, but I wanted to be able to reach out (and hang out) with other kids with LGBTQ parents throughout the year, not just the summer. I have met some of my best friends through COLAGE, and I wanted to give other high school kids the opportunity to meet like-minded kids in a comfortable environment (as well as expand my own growing friendships). My hope is to have kids anywhere from ages 13-19 join in weekend hangouts (movies, bowling, etc.) and group discussions about our families and important issues to them. I want people to have a judgement-free zone where people can have a good time and address things that they feel they can’t address anywhere else. I cannot wait to add to the always-growing family of COLAGErs. If you are interested in getting involved with this chapter, please email me at connecticut@colage.org.   Thanks! -Hannah...

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Join us for our second national house party this weekend in our beloved Bay Area!
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Join us for our second national house party this weekend in our beloved Bay Area!

Join the Bay Area COLAGE community on October 7th as we celebrate our families and share our new mission and vision. This year we will be hosting gatherings in COLAGE homes across the country as we refocus our efforts to build local communities and national support. Meet our board members, connect with other COLAGE’rs, and hear more about what’s to come. We encourage you to consider giving a gift to COLAGE to help us move forward with our critical work. Every contribution amount makes a significant impact at this time so don’t let this hold you back from attending, we would love to see you and hear from you! We invite you to help us reach out and encourage bringing a friend, partner, family member, or neighbor who is also passionate about our mission to unite people with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer parents into a network of peers and supports them as they nurture and empower each other to be skilled, self-confident, and just leaders in our collective communities. For more information or to RSVP please contact Libbie Stella at libbie@colage.org Thanks to our generous supporters Adam Berman and Alex Scotta for hosting our Bay Area event at their lovely home in San...

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House Parties!!!

Western Massachusetts,  September 30th San Francisco, October 7th Join us as we as one of our upcoming house parties!  We are holding parties around the country to provide opportunities for people to gather and learn more about COLAGE and our great COLAGErs!  email us at: Colage@colage.org to find out where to find a party near you OR how to host one...

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Listen: Nick talks with BBC on Donor Insemination, Lesbian Moms, and COLAGE

BBC Interview with Nick Hetherington, July 2011 Nick’s Story on BBC by COLAGE Nick Hetherington is one of the first known people with lesbian moms to be born through donor insemination. Today he is a leader of the COLAGE NYC chapter, and a wonderful advocate for people with LGBTQ parents. BBC Interview, June 2011 with Nick & his mom Janis Nick and Janis Hetherington by...

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Watch: Families at San Francisco Pride

On Sunday, June 26, 2011 famlies marched with COLAGE and Our Family Coalition in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Afterwards they enjoyed a “family garden” with activities such as face painting, a play ground, and more!

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Casey Lyn Goold: My Testimony in Delaware

<Back to Delaware Families Celebrate Testimony supporting the Civil Unions Bill before the Senate and House in Dover, Delaware by Casey Lyn Goold. Good afternoon. My name is Casey Lyn Goold, I am 26 years old, I am a college graduate, I own my own business, I am working on a second degree, and I have 2 moms. I was raised by my mother, Lynda who was a single mom until my early adult life, when she met her now committed partner, Debbie, a woman with an amazing heart, who I am honored to call my second mom. Debbie has become someone I can confide in, someone I can go to for guidance, and someone who will console me when life just seems too tough. I am blessed to have the family I have now. We have financial stability, we have a house which we call our home, and we have one another. However, that could all be taken from us like that because the relationship my mother’s have is not recognized. It sickens me to think that my mother and I may be refused the right to have a final goodbye if something should happen to my mom Debbie because their relationship is not legally bound. Dying in a hospital room alone because your life partner and your family are not legally recognized as your immediate family is completely inhumane. Being denied the right to give final respects to a woman who has been a major part of my life just because she is not legally recognized as a member of my family is unfathomable. I cannot even begin to imagine what mental and emotional impact this will have on a child much younger than myself who has 2 moms or 2 dads. With issues that are much more substantial like, global warming, unemployment, and poverty, it seems completely senseless to me that we are trying to ban love. I ask you today to PLEASE vote YES to pass SB 30, to allow my family and quit a bit of families out there just like mine, the right to love with dignity, the right to protect and ensure the quality of the lives we have built together, the right to protect the stability of our homes, and the right to maintain equal family rights. Black, White, Catholic, Muslim, Irish, German, left-handed, right-handed, blonde haired, red haired, Gay, or Straight, we are all pink on the inside. We all bleed red. And we all deserve equal rights! Thank...

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