GFD BAR BQ ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AUGUST 12
1:00 to 4:00 pm in Alameda
Details sent out in Evite.
Hey Guys, Come join us at Lee's home for our annual
summer BBQ! Lee will provide BBQ pork spareribs and veggie burger, but
please bring a side dish and drink to share. Kids are welcome, and
there will be a slip-n-slide for them (or you) so a bathing suit and
change of clothes is advised.
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GFD's March in this year's 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade with Our Family Coalition in the official LGBTQ Family contingent number #46. (Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen.) Meeting time: 10:30am. Meeting place: Spear St., between Mission and Howard Sts. (look for the OFC banner). www.ourfamily.org
If you want to march a little later,
or march twice, contingent #149 (out of 207 total) is Independent
Adoption Center (IAC), assembly area on Beale St. between Market &
Mission (Block K) gathering at 9:30 am to decorate trolley car, to be ready to go by 11:00am. Bunch of balloons and signs if you’d like to hold/wave them during the parade.
Family Coalition and the San Francisco LGBT Community Center are proud
to present the 9th Annual Family Garden, which will be located again at
the playground at the corner of Larkin and Grove Streets in Civic Center from 11 am to 4 pm. The
Family Garden is a shaded less crowded area where you can listen to the
main stage presentations while children play and you can meet LGBTQ
parents. While you can enter the Family Garden with a child, you can also get in without a child by saying you are a GFD member. Pre-register for the Family Garden, at http://lgbtqfamilygarden2012.eventbrite.com/ .
At least 3 adoption agencies will have booths at the Celebration in Civic Center on Sunday, and some also on Saturday:
- Family Builders SF Pride booth Space #A25 - in front of the Bill Graham Auditorium on GROVE Street, near the Pride Garden (see above) Sat. and Sun. Contact
Yvonne Beals, who spoke at one of our own events about adopting
children from foster care. She is Community Outreach
Coordinator/Recruiter, Family Builders by Adoption 401 Grand Ave., Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 272-0204 Ext. 370, firstname.lastname@example.org www.familybuilders.org
- Independent Adoption Center’s booth is U17, located on the west side of Larkin Street, near the other end (Golden Gate Ave). Ryan Schwab, National Marketing Director, Independent Adoption Center, http://www.adoptionhelp.org ,925.827.2229 ext 119. email@example.com
- Adoption Connection will be part of Jewish Family & Children Services booth at civic center. You can contact LeahS@jfcs.org or 415-359-2492. www.adoptionconnection.org . If you are having an adoption-related emergency and you need to speak to someone immediately, please call 800-972-9225.
Pride 2009 is upon us! Check out our movie date in the events calendar.
Those of you who joined us, or saw us for an event at Pride last week know what a great reception Gay Future Dads got. We had fun at the two films we co-sponsored; and great fun having Robert (6) holding, and Ben (4) biking under, our Pride banner advertising our website launchwww.gayfuturedads.org (see Photo section). Thanks to all who participated!