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Pride and Joy Families’ Favorite Sources: What DOMA’s repeal means for LGBTQ families

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Archived Webinars in LGBTQ Family Topics:

Parenting Teens

Nurturing Relationships Between Parents

Gender in LGBTQ Families

Talking to Children in LGBTQ Families about Their Origins

Tips for LGBTQ People Seeking to Become Foster/Adoptive Parents in NY State

A Community Conversation: Marriage Equality Act Aired live on WSKG public radio on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Arlene (Ari) Istar Lev, LCSW, CASAC writes about parenting as an LGBTQ person.  


Directory of Family Building Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People


Published continuously since 2001, the Directory includes providers in 14 categories and is available as an online searchable database. The Directory is designed to assist LGBT people in upstate New York find health and human service providers that will help them build and strengthen their families.

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2015 Conference

2015 Pride and Joy Families Weekend Conference March 20-22, 2015, Holiday Inn Arena, Binghamton, NY

The Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project, with co-sponsors Camp Highlight and Gay Parent Magazine, will hold the 2015 Pride and Joy Families Weekend Conference for LGBTQ* parents, their children, and prospective parents in Binghamton, NY on March 20-22, 2015. Like our previous conferences, we expect this event to bring together LGBTQ-led families from all over New York State and beyond.

For more information and to express your interest, please complete this brief survey. Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XWN236Q

Announcing our new location…

Lesbian and Gay Family Building Project
Binghamton University LN1105
PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY, 13902-6000

Claudia E. Stallman, Project Director

Karen Moroski, Program Coordinator
karen@ prideandjoyfamilies.org

Nilufer Akalin, Health Educator

Mayumi Park, Secretary



LGBT families are created in many unique ways. Our identified families share history, traditions and values, and common medical back grounds. This website was created to help LGBT families to understand how health, family history, health beliefs, healthy living and genetic background are an important part of future health.