Calling Mamas Day Artists!

January 14, 2015

Four out of five people living in the US do not live behind the “picket fence” with a mom at home and a dad at work. While that life has never been the reality for most of us, the default for “family” is often this narrow ideal.Strong Families is proud to push back on that idea with one of...

Media Advisory: Hold Albuquerque Police Accountable

December 9, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORYFamilies of Albuquerque Police Shootings to Deliver 45,000 Signatures DemandingAttorney General Eric Holder Hold Officers ResponsibleOver 45,000 people from around the country are calling for a federal investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers who have shot and...

Forward Together at 25: #BuildingPower Nationwide

September 17, 2014

During our 25th anniversary celebration, we focused on the importance of building power so all families can thrive. We know that Forward Together would not be sustainable without the work and support of colleagues from around the country to push for the policy changes and culture shift we need to...

January 30th, 2015

We know mass incarceration hurts families, and now a new report from Center for Community Alternatives, "When All Else Fails, Fining the Family," reveals how growing court fees further burden loved ones.


Study Finds Court Fees Also Punish The Families Of Those Who Owe
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The Center for Community Alternatives says that formerly incarcerated men and women rely heavily upon family, almost always receiving cash from them.

January 29th, 2015

Have questions about transition-related or gender-specific care? Not sure how to find the coverage you need? Learn to navigate your way through the healthcare market with Strong Families’ Where to Start, #WhatToAsk guide, and get covered by February 15. bit.ly/lgbthealthguide


Where to Start, What to Ask: A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Health Care Plans
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Strong Families is a 10-year national initiative to change the way people think, feel and act in support of families. Our vision is that every family have the rights, recognition and resources it needs to thrive. We are engaging hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals in our work to g…

January 29th, 2015

So proud of Forward Together staff person Deanna Gao for this thoughtful piece on protest, solidarity, and engaging in hard conversations about anti-Black racism that is in our communities. "We brought this message to the Castro because of long histories of anti-Black racism in a neighborhood that prides itself on being a safe haven for LGBTQ communities," #BlackLivesMatter


Which Side Are You On?: Queer and Trans People of Color Acting in Solidarity with Queer and...
www.blackgirldangerous.org
by Deanna Gao “Which side are you on?” I am struggling to understand what it means for myself, as a queer, gender non-conforming, Chinese-American woman, to stand on the side of freedom. My models include visionary activists like Grace Lee… Continue Reading →

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