Rainbow Family Alliance
For families who are part of the LGBTQ community
The Rainbow Family Alliance is the informal network of Gordon families who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, questioning and intersex communities community.
Since 2012, this group has hosted several events a year.
This year, the group is led by Middle School parent Beth Moloney and Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement Veronica Jutras.
We'll have pizza in the dining area and children will be able to be on the playground post-Gators (weather permitting).
Pizza and drinks will be provided - be on the lookout for an RSVP early next week for a head count to get the right amount of pizzas.
You are encouraged to bring a dish to share (chips, veggies, dessert, etc).
Everyone is invited - parents, allies, kids, Middle School GSA students etc.
Gordon has a long standing commitment to the LGBTQ community, represented by:
Two social events per year specifically for LGBTQ families
Admission receptions for LGBTQ+ families
Recognition of the National Day of Silence in the Middle School, since 2006
A Gender and Sexuality Alliance in Middle School, meeting weekly since fall 2015
A comprehensive set of guidelines on how gender identity is affirmed and social transitions are supported among students and adults
A faculty member who serves as liaison to Gordon's LGBTQ+ community
Representation by Middle School students at the annual Boston conference of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, since 2015
Sponsorship for Youth Pride, Inc., Options Magazine and the Transgender Day of Remembrance
A Gordon graduate presented about LGBTQ literature at the fall 2017 GLSEN conference, in partnership with Gordon faculty
Faculty regularly consult with peer schools and professional organizations on topics in gender and sexuality
The library includes a rich collection of LGBTQ-positive literature and resources, with titles appropriate for every age