Resources for Bisexual Families
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
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
Web site: http://www.unmarried.org
Bisexual Resource Center
Research, education, support, and publications for bisexuals.
P.O. Box 400639
Cambridge, MA 02140
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.familydiv.org
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, email@example.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.