Out With The Family is a series of events aimed at LGBT families and straight allies to aid networking of gay parents and children of same-sex parents. We were founded after working closely with the LGBT parenting community, noticing that there was simply no place for LGBT parents and their straight allies to come together with their families.
Our aim is to create a safe and inclusive space where children of LGBT parents can play and engage with others in similar circumstances and not be the odd one out – as so many often are at school and in social situations. Parents also have the opportunity to discuss issues in a safe and supportive environment.
Our pilot event at ZSL London Zoo in September 2013 was over subscribed and received incredibly positive feedback, encouraging us to create more events and commission an LGBT parenting survey helping gain a deeper insight into alternative families.
Out With The Family will host an event each season to bring families together on a regular basis.