Kaleidoscope, a Central Oklahoma LGBTQ Family Support Group
What is an LGBTQ Family Support Group?
LGBTQ Family Support groups like Kaleidoscope offer peer to peer support to LGTBQ+ Families whether they are partnered parents, single parents, those considering adoption or surrogacy, pregnant persons, parents of LGBTQ children, and/or allies.
Our Vision Statement reflects that of the Family Equality Council.
We envision a future where all Oklahoman LGBTQ families, regardless of creation or composition, live in a community that recognizes, respects, protects, and values them. Kaleidoscope was created in the hopes of creating strong community connections between central Oklahoma City families. We wholeheartedly believe that support & representation matters.
We envision a world in which every LGBTQ person has the right and the opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, geography, socioeconomic status, disability, or the intersection of those characteristics.
We envision systems of service & support within Oklahoma that are free of discrimination and that maximize opportunities for LGBTQ youth needing permanency and LGBTQ adults seeking family formation through adoption, foster care, assisted reproductive technology or other means.
Who Can Join Kaleidoscope Meetings?
Kaleidoscope is intended for single & partnered LGBTQ+ parents, LBTGQ+ identifying children, parents of LBTGQ+ identifying children, those who are on their LGBTQ+ conception journey, as well as allies and family members.
How often does Kaleidoscope Meet?
The support group meets monthly for playdates at the park and also indoors at the Thrive Mama Collective in Plaza District OKC. Kaleidoscope was created by and is facilitated by Jennifer Jenkins.
As of July 2021, Kaleidoscope has begun to meet at outdoor parks! We will meet at Scissortail Park every second and fourth Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm. You are welcome to join our Facebook to keep up to date on meetings and events within the community.
LGBTQ Family Resource Directory
Providing resources in Central Oklahoma City that is affirming for our community members is an essential goal of the Kaleidoscope support group. Below you will find helpful local resources in the Central Oklahoma area as well as online resources.
For parents and caretakers of LGBTQ children, access to accurate information is a critical factor in helping parents, families, and caregivers learn to support their children.
Online LGBTQ Resources
Central Oklahoma LGBTQ Resources
Crisis prevention & support helpline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 866-488-7386.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis prevention and emotional support helpline
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 1-800-273-TALK.
Jenni Jenkins is an Oklahoma City Bereavement, Birth, & Postpartum doula who serves her Central Oklahoma community. She has been a proud Thrive Mama Collective Member since 2017. Jenni is also the creator & facilitator of the Kaleidoscope OKC LGBTQ Family Support Group & the Nurture Oklahoma Live Interview Series.
To learn more about Jenni, please click here.