I was thrilled recently to attend the one-year anniversary party for The Next Family, a wonderful site that enlightens, enriches and inspires with its portrayal of an array of loving families of all types.  Founder Brandy Black, whom I meet at the LA pride parade of  ago, has been an incredibly energetic and positive-spirited force that has made the site a success in all ways.

As the site has grows in followers and contributors (which I am proud to consider myself one), it grows in depth, richness and significance.  More and more diverse families are created everyday, and The Next Family provides a place for information, support and belonging.

Brandy (far right) and a party guests get cozy on the rooftop overlooking Hollywood
New and old pals gathered for the celebration

Congrats to Brandy and all those who have helped to build the site and make it the terrific destination for families out there!

Here are a few pics from the party, atop the glamorous Hollywood Tower Rooftop.