Somos Familia is dedicated to building a safe society for everyone by working with community and one family at a time, and we are asking for your help in continuing this critical work.
“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.”
-Mirna Medina, Co-Founder
We know too well the devastating consequences that result from a lack of family acceptance and self-acceptance. LGBTQ youth who are strongly rejected by their families are 8 times more likely to attempt suicide and 6 times more likely to exhibit signs of depression than LGBTQ youth that are accepted by their families. 73% of LGBTQ Latinx youth say the usually feel worthless and hopeless.
Your donation on Give Out Day will support our First Statewide Gathering for Families & Diversity at Stanford University on MAY 3-5, 2019.
It will be a weekend full of community, dialogue, and training. We firmly believe that Latinx families have the power to be fierce advocates for the LGBTQ+ community and we want to share our resources in order to create a safer future.
We are an intergenerational, bilingual, bicultural, community-based organization working to build a climate of acceptance for Latina/o/x LGBTQ youth in our schools, families and communities. Somos Familia takes a family-centered approach, working with parents as leaders to dismantle the culture of oppression that leads to homophobia, transphobia, and violence in our communities.
"If we love our children, we are going to love them unconditionally. Their sexual orientation or gender expression shouldn't interfer with the love you have for them. So that's why it's beautiful to say: I celebrate who you are!" - Somos Familia Mother