As the only national organization dedicated specifically to supporting young people with LGBTQ parents, COLAGE plays a unique role in the broader advocacy for legal protections for LGBTQ families. COLAGE provides resources and information to teachers, social workers, foster care and adoption placement agents, medical and mental health professionals, and legislators about the unique challenges facing children of LGBTQ parents. Legal and policy advocates work with COLAGE to highlight the precarious legal situation many LGBTQ parents and their children face due to the lack of legal family recognition. COLAGE is comprised of 59 local chapters in 30 states, plus three international chapters. COLAGE has expanded its racial and economic justice work in order to engage communities of color and low-income LGBTQ families. In the coming year, COLAGE will grow its chapters in the South (with a new staff member based in Atlanta, Georgia), and expand its national advocacy work to reach new audiences, including policymakers, LGBTQ advocates, and educational equity advocates. This grant is for general support.