Sunday, September 12, 2010

2nd Annual COLAGE Family Picnic!

Join us for the 2nd Annual COLAGE NYC Family Picnic!

Saturday, September 25, 1pm-4pm
10th Ave lawn in Prospect Park, Brooklyn 
RSVP on Facebook and pass the invite along!

Details below - click photo to enlarge

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Proof that Lesbian Parents Raise Smarter Kids

When Ed Webb-Ingall set out to tell the story of the children of lesbian and gay parents in the UK in “Raising Hell,” he decided to fuse queer film theory of the 70s, 80s, and 90s with documentary techniques learned on the set of films about Joy Division and Al Gore’s LiveEarth Project. He combined his own experience with live interviews and historical found footage. All this in a compact, 30 minute format, ideal for screening at community centers and schools. Sound ambitious? Maybe, but as Webb-Ingall points out, “evidence out last year states Lesbians do make better parents than conventional ones.”

Join COLAGE this Saturday for an exclusive screening of “Raising Hell,” followed by a panel with the filmmaker and members of COLAGE. We’ve reserved a theater at the Maysles Film Institute at 343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Boulevard in Manhattan. The screening and panel is on Saturday afternoon, August 21, from 3 – 5 p.m.

Check out the trailer here:

Raising Hell Film Trailer

The film is kid-centric with the intention of telling the often ignored and unknown story of the children of Lesbian and Gay parents from a personal and political viewpoint.

Through researching, developing and screening this film Ed Webb-Ingall hopes at once to normalise and elaborate on the experiences of the children of lesbian and gay parents.

Instead of perpetuating the myth of the perfect family, or the perfect childhood, this film shows kids who, whatever they felt about their families, didn’t want to change or hide them, but be proud of who and what they have made them.

Join us for the New York premiere of “Raising Hell,” and an exciting discussion following the film.

RSVP on Facebook to make it official:

Facebook event, Raising Hell

More info on the Maysles Institute web site:

Maysles Film Institute

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

March with COLAGE NYC at the Pride Parade

LGBTQ Families... Are you ready to rock the Manhattan PRIDE Parade with COLAGE? Let's Show our PRIDE!

It's Pride Week in NYC. Through lots of hard work and a year of fundraising, the volunteers at COLAGE NYC have managed to put together a fabulous, shimmery parade float for the second year in a row! MARCH WITH US!

WHEN: Meet us on Sunday, June 27th at 12:00pm
WHERE: On 38th St between Park and Madison

WHAT TO BRING: Wear turquoise and orange to support COLAGE, bring lots of water, some snacks, sunblock, comfortable walking shoes and any friends, allies or family you can gather!


We're excited to celebrate with you!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We Need Your Story to Help Pass ENDA!

An action alert from COLAGE national:

How has employment discrimination affected you and your family?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will be voted on in the House of Representatives in a just a few days. We know that when legislators hear the stories of people with a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) parent they are more likely to pass laws ensuring our parents are not fired for simply being who they are.

Please click here to submit your story to COLAGE so we can deliver your perspective to Congress:

If have questions or concerns about submitting your story and would prefer to speak confidentially with a COLAGE staff member, please contact Carlos: carlos [at] colage [dot] org.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bake Sale Fundraiser in Park Slope, Brooklyn - This Weekend!

COLAGE NYC is hosting a BAKE SALE in Park Slope, Brooklyn to raise funds for this year's float in the Pride Parade. Join this weekend, April 17 & 18, and support COLAGE by baking, selling and buying delicious treats!

COLAGE Youth & Teens: Don't miss our BAKING PARTY in Manhattan on Satuday afternoon (4/17)!


COLAGE Bake Sale!
Saturday, April 17 / Sunday, April 18
10am - 5pm

Union St & 7th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn (map)

Cupcakes, Cookies, Brownies, Muffins, Vegan Treats and so much more!

We're hosting this bake sale to raise funds for this year's float in the Pride parade.

Here's how you can help:
> Visit the Bake Sale and buy some treats!
> Bake something for the sale and bring it on Saturday or Sunday!
> Get friends and family to visit us and/or bake for us!
> Attend the Saturday Bake-a-Thon! (Details below)

If you wanna get involved, please email nyc [at] colage [dot] org. RSVP on Facebook!

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Baking Party for Youth & Teens!
Saturday, April 17
3pm - 6pm

381 East 10th St. #7 in Manhattan (map)Adult COLAGErs Danielle & Anna are hosting a baking party at their aparment on Saturday. Come and help us bake some treats to sell on Sunday! Youth (ages 9-12) and Teens (ages 13+), are welcome to attend, as are any adult COLAGErs who want to help out. Bring ingredients for your favorite baked goods!

RSVP to nyc [at] colage [dot] org.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Youth & Teen Meet-Up - Pride Planning & Video Contest

This Saturday, COLAGE NYC is hosting a fun, multimedia event for youth and teens!

We'll start planning for the Pride Parade in June, and have a creative brainstorming session. We'll also have a video camera on hand and work together on a submission for The Freedom of Expression Video Contest!

Contest details:

Note: Even if you don't want to take part in the contest, stop by for the fun and the company!

Youth (ages 9-12) and Teens (ages 13+), are welcome to attend, as are any adult COLAGErs who want to help lead the event. Sorry, no parents allowed.

RSVPs appreciated but not required. RSVP on Facebook or by email at nyc [at] colage [dot] org!