COLAGE of Greater Boston
Who We Are:
Our chapter is here as a safe, secure and private sanctuary for COLAGErs. We focus not only on the secure environment for children but also a place where they can talk openly and have fun. This chapter already has so many wonderful people who all bring their own unique story to COLAGE. We are open to meeting ideas and want everyone to feel welcome. This chapter is open to anyone who is from 8-18 years old who have one or more LGBTQ parents. Within meetings, we will discuss certain issues and situations some COLAGErs could face (discrimination, acceptance, homophobia, etc.). We anticipate having field trips, potlucks, volunteer events and other fun activities planned along with meetings. We hope to help children develop strong leadership skills and be self-confident in their identities along with having them embrace their differences as strengths. We want to remind COLAGErs that they are not alone, have a community here for them and together we can bring great social change.
Meet your coordinator:
Howdy! My name is Emilie Palmer and I live in Boston with my partner and attend Boston University. I am a second generation queerspawn and was raised by my lesbian mom. I became involved with COLAGE when I was a junior in high school by attending Family Week. Through COLAGE I have found pride in myself and my family, have made lifelong friends, and have continued to fight for equality for LGBTQ+ families. I hope to bring everything that COLAGE has given me to a new generation of youth from LGBTQ+ families.