Rainbow Families Celebration
Join us during the month of June for a virtual Rainbow Families Celebration with playful and inclusive activities that show support for our LGBTQ families.
Edwin Creates, a visual artist and art educator, will show children and families how to make a mixed media rainbow and encourage them to share their art online. The Yes Institute will host an interactive and engaging conversation on Zoom about gender stereotypes, authentic experiences of children, and what parents can do to champion welcoming and safe environments for young people. There will be story times with special guests featuring stories that challenge stereotypes and explore diversity; art projects that demonstrate the importance of inclusion and how to be an ally against bullying; a resource list with information on youth support, LGTBQ+ education, and ways to be an ally; and so much more!
Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.
This Day In June | Story Time
Join Krystal and our friend MX. for a special story time reading of “This Day in June” by Gayle E Pitman in honor of virtual pride parades and our Rainbow Families Celebration 🎉
In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBTQ community, this story time welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day where we are all united.
Family Resource List
As we celebrate Rainbow Families this month, we’ve partnered with some great community organizations that are here to help you! Click on the titles in the resource guide below to find information on youth support, LGTBQ+ education, ways to be an ally, and inclusive and engaging story options for your little ones.
- Local Youth Programs & Services
- Education & Schools
- Inclusive Story Time
- & more!
Heather Has Two Mommies | Story Time
Join us for a very special story time as we read “Heather Has Two Mommies” by Lesléa Newman with our friend Donnie Piccolo and continue our Rainbow Families Celebration! 🌈
This story time is meant to promote literacy and exploration while highlighting and breaking gender stereotypes.
Rainbow Family Hand Portrait | How-To
Create an abstract family portrait using the hands of everyone in your family. Then make it colorful, like the colors of the rainbow! 🌈
Pink Is For Boys | Story Time
Pink is for boys… and girls… and everyone! 🎀
Join us for a very special story time with our friend and special guest, Marisol, as we read an empowering and educational book that proves that colors are for everyone, regardless of gender. “Pink Is For Boys” by Robb Pearlman, is sweet and simple, yet packs a punch with its powerful message that life is not color-coded! 🌈
Free to be me! THURSDAY, JUNE 18 🌈
Join Miami Children’s Museum, in partnership with the YES Institute, for a fun-filled afternoon of informative discussion and age-appropriate activities for children and parents on Thursday, June 18!
Children are growing up in a time where gender equality topics are prevalent in the media and among their peers. Youth often face a great deal of pressure when attempting to fit in and conform to social expectations of masculinity and femininity. Join us for an interactive and engaging conversation about gender stereotypes, authentic experiences of children, and what parents can do to champion welcoming and safe environments for young people.
RSVP to Estefania at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“SAFE SPACE FOR ALL” | How-To
To be an ally is to stand up for someone who is being mistreated or bullied. It means to show empathy and compassion when someone needs you. It means to stand up for your friends or for someone you may not even know, who is being treated meanly. Treat everyone equally, even if someone seems different, be curious, not mean!
How can you be an ally? It’s as simple as displaying a sticker, wearing a supportive button or wristband, or even putting a “Safe Space for All” sign in your window at home!
In this activity you can create a “Safe Space for All” sign using the colors of the rainbow, a white wax (like oil pastels or crayons), and watercolor paint, in celebration of being an ally to everyone!
Julián Is A Mermaid | Story Time
Join us for a very special story time as we read “Julián Is A Mermaid” by Jessica Love 🧜 with our friend Jordan and continue our Rainbow Families Celebration!
This beautiful picture book, about a boy who is flooded with wonder after seeing a group of costumed mermaids, helps introduce young readers to a world of freedom, self-love, and individual expression. ✨ This story time is meant to promote literacy and exploration while highlighting and breaking gender stereotypes.
Mixed Media Rainbow | Edwin Creates | How-To
Join us during the month of June for a virtual Rainbow Families Celebration featuring playful and inclusive activities that show support for all LGBTQ families!
We’re kicking off the celebration with a creative mixed media art project. Join our good friend Edwin Creates, a visual artist and art educator, to make this beautiful rainbow! 🌈
Rainbow Families Celebration
Join us during the month of June for a virtual Rainbow Families Celebration with playful and inclusive activities that show support for our LGBTQ families!