Meet Somos Familia, the nonprofit supporting Latinx parents with queer and trans children
on October 4, 2018
Somos Familia is a nonprofit based in Oakland that serves as a support group and resource center for Latinx parents with queer or trans children.
The organization was founded in 2007 by two mothers seeking to educate themselves about the experiences of their gay and bisexual children who had recently come out. Eleven years later, Somos Familia has created an array of educational resources in Spanish including the animated web series, Entre Nós. They facilitate individual conversations with Latinx parents and hold workshops to educate and foster the acceptance of the Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Queer (LGBTQ) people amongst the Latinx community.
“When one of us does not accept our LGBTQ children, it harms not only them but our family and our community as whole. Family acceptance is the key to the happiness and well-being of our youth,” says co-founder Mirna Medina.
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