Summer Break: July - August 2016

It was such a busy summer!  

June
At the beginning of the month, The Pride & Joy Project was included in a cover story for San Francisco Magazine's Pride Issue. The issue hit newsstands the same week of the Pulse tragedy - so it was a difficult time to feel joyful and celebratory when many of us were grieving, angry, or concerned about gun violence and hate crimes in the U.S. At the end of the month, The Pride & Joy Project celebrated San Francisco Pride with a bunch of our new friends & queer families from Queer Mamas*. It was a great time!

 
 My wife, Toby preparing our signs for our SF Pride meetup! 

My wife, Toby preparing our signs for our SF Pride meetup! 

 San Francisco Magazine, June 2016 cover.

San Francisco Magazine, June 2016 cover.

 


July: 
In July I flew all the way to Boston and then took a ferry to Provincetown, Massachusetts for Family Week!!! On the train ride to Boston I ended up having a chance to meet and talk with Senator Elizabeth Warren!!! We spoke about the importance of visibility for queer families, especially young LGBTQ kids, and about Family Week. She was kind, thoughtful, and before I left she suggested we take a selfie together! 

 Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with me en route to Boston. 

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with me en route to Boston. 

Arriving in Provincetown I spent Family Week meeting new families from around the world who had travelled to PTown for the annual event - hosted by Family Equality Council and COLAGE

At the end of the week I photographed Khia & Erin's family for The Pride & Joy Project along with Wendy & Katherine's family (2 generations of queer mamas*!) in their queer feminist bookstore called Womencrafts! Womencrafts just celebrated their 40th anniversary this week!!!! 

 Wendy & Katherine with their family in Womencrafts. 2 generations of queer parents!

Wendy & Katherine with their family in Womencrafts. 2 generations of queer parents!

August: 
In August The Pride & Joy Project and Queer Mamas* teamed up again for an Ocean Beach meet and greet here in San Francisco. We had another great turnout of lots of families and kiddos. The weather was ideal - sunshine (!) and the water was warm. Such a fantastic day! 

 Queer Mamas* Ocean Beach Meetup! So much fun! 

Queer Mamas* Ocean Beach Meetup! So much fun! 

Now that the summer is officially over The Pride & Joy Project is looking ahead to 2017! 

Check out our next post celebrating The Pride & Joy Project's 2 year anniversary!