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Alt.polyamory
Newsgroup and resources for polyamorous individuals.
Web site: http://www.polyamory.org/SF/mail-lists.html
For newsgroup-enabled Web browsers: alt.polyamory

Alternative Family Project
Provides a phone referral service for questions relevant to creating, sustaining and living in alternative families.
425 Divisadero St., Suite 203
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 436-9000
Email: afp@baylinks.com
Web site: http://www.baylinks.com/~afp

Alternatives to Marriage Project
Provides resources, support, and advocacy to people who choose not to marry, are unable to marry, or are deciding whether marriage is right for them.
P.O. Box 991010
Boston, MA 02199
(781) 793-9911
Email: atmp@unmarried.org
Web site: http://www.unmarried.org

Bisexual Resource Center
Research, education, support, and publications for bisexuals.
P.O. Box 400639
Cambridge, MA 02140
Email: brc@biresouce.org
Web site: http://www.biresource.org

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE)
Advocacy, support, and newsletter for children of BGLT parents.
3543 18th St., #17
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-5437
Email: kidsofgays@colage.org
Web Site: http://www.colage.org

Council on Contemporary Families
Organization of family researchers, theorists, and practitioners dedicated to transforming discussion of families from "traditional" versus "non-traditional" to one more useful for contemporary families' needs.
2785 Buena Vista Way
Berkeley, CA 95708
(510) 845-8277
Email: 110762,667@compuserve.com
Web Site: http://www.slip.net/~ccf

Fenway Community Health Center Lesbian/Gay Family & Parenting Services
Alternative insemination support and information, support groups, parenting services and primary health care for the BGLT community.
7 Haviland St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 927-6300
Email: lcoolidge@fchc.org
Web Sites: http://www.fchc.org

Loving More: New Models for Relationships
Magazine and organization that provides information and networking for individuals committed to and exploring responsible non-monogamy and/or polyamory.
P.O. Box 4358
Boulder, CO 80306
Web Site: http://www.lovemore.com

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Provides representation and resources for lesbians, gay men and transgendered individuals. They have several publications related to BGLT parenting issues, including adoption, HIV+ people parenting, and child custody.
870 Market St., Suite 570
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 392-6257
Email: info@NCLRights.org
Web Site: http://www.NCLRights.org

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
Progressive civil rights organization advocating on local, state and national level for BGLT rights.
1700 Kalorama Rd., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-6483
Email: ngltf@ngltf.org
Web Site: http://www.ngltf.org

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG)
Support and activist organization for relatives and allies of the BGLT community.
1101 14th St., N.W., Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-4200
Email: info@pflag.org
Web Site: http://www.pflag.org

Family Diversity Project, Inc.
Beautiful traveling photo-text exhibits that celebrate diverse families. Includes Love Makes A Family: Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Families
P.O. Box 1209
Amherst, MA 01004
(413) 256-0502
Email: famphoto@aol.com and famphoto@javanet.com
Web Site: http://www.familydiv.org

Books
There are many books being published on queer families, from creating a commitment ceremony to partnering with someone who already has children to adopting your own. Unfortunately, not all are bisexual-inclusive. An excellent resource for these titles is A Different Light bookstore, which can be contacted at http://www.adlbooks.com/~adl, adl@adlbooks.com or (800) 343-4002. I particularly recommend The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper (Cleis Press, 1999) for anyone considering pregnancy, but especially BGLT families.

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