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Family Kaleidoscope held it's
January meeting at Westy's Bowling Lanes in
Garden City on January 9th. Four families
attended for an afternoon of bowling and
socializing. The kids had a ball bumper bowling.
Three parents will be helping the Boise
Universalist Unitarian Church towards the end of
January with one of their services. They will be
speaking to the congregation regarding the
differences between being a GLBT parent and a
straight parent. Many thanks to the parents who
volunteered to do this with the UU's. Thanks for
the childcare feedback. We are still taking any
resources you all have especially in the
Boise/Meridian area. One of
our goals this year is to develop a resource
book for GLBT parents which will include many
things, such as childcare, doctors, lawyers etc.
so feel free to use the Yahoo message boards for
your resource suggestions and/or needs or use
I've been in contact with the
PR department for Abigail Garner the author of
"Families Like Mine" and am now in the process
of searching out funding to bring this author
here to the area to give a couple of lectures on
what it was like to grow up in a GLBT
household. Her website is
www.familieslikemine.com and her book is
wonderful. If any of you have contacts in the
wonderful world of grants or funding please let
I've been approached by YFFN for parent
volunteers to speak with legislators during the
upcoming legislative session regarding the
wonderful bills coming up affecting our
community. In order to protect your
confidentiality, I am passing the information on
to you and letting you all make up your minds.
Should this be something you would like to
participate in, you can either contact YFFN
directly or email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a choice you
make for yourself. I will pass on the
information and opportunities and provide
support if needed, but your confidentiality is
Family Kaleidoscope's primary focus and goal.
February 13 is our next Kaleidoscope meeting. We
are thinking of a family Valentine's
party. I need to know how you all feel about
that and what type of participation we can
expect. We will probably have it at a local
Boise church with some games for kids and big
people, time for socializing, snacks and drinks.
I need a couple of volunteers to help me with
the details and just a heads up on the number of
people who would like to come. I hope to see and
meet many of you in February.
Your Family Friends and Neighbors -