Somos Familia supports Latino families with children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ*) and conducts education to create family and community acceptance. The group was started by two mothers to support other families with similar experiences.
* LGBTQ refers to people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer. Transgender refers to people who have a gender identity that is different than the sex they were assigned to at birth or who do not conform to the gender roles that are traditional in society. Many people have embraced the term Queer as a positive identity for living outside society’s norms related to sexual orientation and gender.
La Nota Rosa Interviews Somos Familia Members at Día de La Familia
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Jamás me habia dado cuenta que los padres tratando de entender y apoyar a sus hijos LGBT pasan por un proceso de “salir del closet”. No habia escuchado alguien reconocer su propia homofobia en una manera tan honesta.
I’d never realized that parents seeking to understand and support their LGBT children undergo a coming out process themselves. I’d never heard anyone recognize her own homophobia in quite as honest a way. — miembro de la mesa directiva de Somos Familia • Advisory Board Member