How #LoveWins for All

By Maritza Martinez Reposted from Huffington Post Latino Voices (August 11, 2015) While this year will be touted as a landmark year for LGBTQ rights, 12 transgender women have already been murdered in 2015. More than 26 million Facebook users turned their profile pictures rainbow to support LGBTQ people’s right to marry — and that same week a San Francisco […]


We Are Not Alone

Reposted from Latino Community Foundation By Maritza Martinez I never really came out. My mom just figured it out. My family had some gay friends, but I was always terrified of disappointing them by coming out. Thankfully, my Catholic Cuban family embraced my partner and me as part of the family. I feel extremely grateful and fortunate for […]


We Are All Family

By Gabriel Lujan About 2 months ago, I started volunteering with Somos Familia. What I enjoy most about it is the dedication that everyone has to affecting positive change. Knowing that people care about something bigger than themselves. Last week, we had our annual picnic, Día De La Familia. Now, I had already been to […]