Colage: Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
COLAGE provides resources for families including books, videos, curriculum guides, speakers, training and links to other resources. They also sponsor family events, an online community for different ages, and even a pen pal program. The most important factor in mental health is "connection" to others - and sometimes living in a family that is "different" can make kids feel alone without reason. There are 10 million people living in LGBT families out there - who will understand what it feels like. Some kids are lucky, particularly here in the Bay Area - there have always been LGBT families in school whose parents are well-known and active in the community, but for others, they may need some support and COLAGE is there to help.
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