Family & Community
LGBTQ Families Dinner Night
Visions Of Pride - October 15, 2015
Our 5th Annual SFUSD LGBTQ Families Dinner - Visions of Pride - also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Support Services for LGBTQ Youth - was a great success!
We enjoyed having all our families, staff, and community celebrate with us for this wonderful event.
Stay tuned for photos and highlights.
See info and photos from our previous dinners below!
2014-15 LGBTQ Familes Dinner Night - November 6, 2014
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On Thursday November 6, SFUSD's Student, Family, and Community Support Department held the 4th annual LGBTQ Families Dinner, “Fall into Pride.” Aptos Middle School once again graciously – and enthusiastically -- hosted the event. Over 190 parents, students, district staff, school board members and CBO partners mingled, took pictures in our photobooth, played games and enjoyed some great tostadas.
Our program included an energetic musical reception from the Aptos Middle School jazz band, a warm welcome from Associate Superintendent Kevin Truitt, affirming the District’s continued commitment to our LGBTQ community, and amazing presentation from Grattan Elementary School’s LGBTQ Kids Club on how to respond to anti-LGBTQ slurs!
We are excited to start planning for next year event which will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of Support Services for LGBTQ Youth, so stay tuned!!
Read interview with Laurie Vargas from LGBTQ KIDS CLUB Grattan Elementary
2013-14 LGBTQ Familes Dinner Night - March 26, 2014
On Wednesday March 26, SFUSD's Student, Family, and Community Support Department held its 3rd annual Families Dinner, “LGBTQ Pride District Wide.” Over 120 parents, students, district staff, school board members and CBO partners mingled, took pictures in our photobooth, and played games while sharing a welcoming space at Aptos Middle School.
Enthusiastic welcomes from both Superintendent Richard Carranza, and Associate Superintendent Kevin Truitt, affirmed the District’s commitment to creating inclusive schools for our LGBTQ community. Our program closed out with a memorable performance from Mission High School junior, Rexy, lip-syncing “Let It Go” from the movie “Frozen.”
We are excited to start planning for a bigger event next year, so stay tuned!!
2012-13 LGBTQ Families Dinner Night was a Hit
|Superintendent Richard Carranza addresses the crowd at Families Dinner Night 2012-13
It took us a bit longer to get our second LGBTQ Families dinner off the ground this year, but we did with as much resounding support as we had from the first dinner we had. With the dinner moved to March 7th, we weren’t sure what the response would be.
Gladly, we were surprised by nearly 200 participants who enjoyed an evening of good food, entertainment, family photos, and resources from a number of our community partners.
Read more and see more pictures from this event.
2011-12 LGBTQ Families Dinner Night Exceeded Expectations
|Familes Dinner Night 2011-12
We might have underestimated the response to our first LGBTQ Families Dinner night. We expected a small
gathering of LGBTQ families and allies at Alvarado Elementary School on October 13, and were pleasantly surprised by the 200 guests who arrived.
The evening included opportunities for families to connect with one another and gave us a chance to introduce District services and several community based organizations to these families. We look forward to making this connecting point an annual event.
Check out our community links for Bay Area LGBTQ Youth and Family Organizations