Rainbow Family Alliance

for families who are part of the LGBTQQIA 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, including one in the fall to welcome LGBTQQIA families who are new to Gordon.
 
Music teacher Bridget Baird is the faculty liaison for the Rainbow Family Alliance; her biography and contact information is at www.gordonschool.org/bbaird.

Spring brunch

Gordon has a long standing commitment to the LGBTQQIA community, represented by:
 
Two social events per year specifically for LGBTQQIA families

Admission receptions for LGBTQQIA 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

Two faculty members who serve as liaisons to Gordon's LGBTQQIA 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., COLAGE RI, 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 more

Faculty regularly consult with peer schools and professional organizations on topics in gender and sexuality

The Joukowsky Family Library includes a rich collection of LGBTQQIA-positive literature and resources, with titles appropriate for every age