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A rainbow of fun for LGBT families

Nate Hall

Nate Hall, 27, founded the Roy G. Biv Project almost two years ago when she couldn’t find a social outlet where she and her daughter, now 7, could “meet other families like ours.”

Named after the acronym for the colors in the rainbow, the non-profit launched in April 2010. It has grown to host multiple social events for parents and kids, as well as a lively Facebook page with almost 5,000 friends.

Upcoming events include an LGBT night at art studio Sips ‘N Strokes on March 10 and a cocktail party on April 28. Previous activities range from hikes and picnics to bowling, an Easter egg hunt and a luau.