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Entre Nos (Between Us)

Entre Nos (Between Us) is an animated novela about family acceptance.


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Tools

How To Talk To Your Family About Gender and Sexual Orientation

Toolkit
Glossary
Frequently Asked Questions

Infographics

Family Acceptance
Bullying

Flyers

Outreach FlyerDownload English and Español
An Important Message About the Safety of Our Children and YouthDownload English and Español

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Workshops

Somos Familia provides bilingual (Spanish/English) education and support services for Latina/o/x families and service providers such as child care workers, teachers, and staff of community-based organizations in order to build their capacity to better serve Latina/o/x families with LGBTQ children and create safer environments for all of our children. Somos Familia’s education and support program helps youth, parents, and school personnel to create safe and healthy school and home environments. Read more here.

Our Videos

Please share the link to our YouTube page widely with family, friends, colleagues and community networks. Our goal is to make the videos easy to access so as many people as possible will see them.

These videos are intended as an educational tool:

to spark discussion and dialogue in the community and schools
to support families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth
to build awareness and acceptance of LGBTQ youth as part of our families.

Order the DVD of Tres Gotas de Agua

Tres Gotas de Agua (Three Drops of Water) is a short documentary where three Latina immigrant mothers talk about their children’s coming out processes, convey powerful messages about unconditional love, and share responsibility and acceptance of LGBTQ people as part of Latina/o/x families. The three stories, in Spanish with English subtitles, can be viewed together, or as a separate videos.

To receive a copy of Tres Gotas de Agua on DVD, make a donation online or mail your donation to Somos Familia, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612. For more information, contact somosfamiliabay@hotmail.com or 510-725-7764.

Rent or Buy El Canto del Colibrí

From the filmmakers that created Tres Gotas de Agua, El Canto del Colibrí is an intimate and deeply personal documentary where immigrant Latino fathers across the U.S. recount the impact of their children’s coming out. Through raw, heartfelt testimonies, these families delve deeply into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, while thoughtfully asking questions of their communities, culture, and even their religious beliefs. The result is a powerful lesson on solidarity and humility in a film that both heals and inspires.

Helpful Links

Family Acceptance

Family Acceptance Project Report on Impact of Family Acceptance
LULAC and HRC Report on Latino LGBTQ Youth
Williams Institute Report On LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
Substance Abuse and Risky Sexual Behavior Decrease Among Latino Youth When Parents Communicate

Gender and Sexual Orientation

Should I ask my child if they’re LGBT?

Coming Out

LGBT Teens Who Come Out Early Have Less Depression as Young Adults
Latinos Talk About Coming Out
Coming Out To Immigrant Parents

Latino LGBTQ Stories

Regino: First in family to go to college [VIDEO]
Nathalie: Queer Latina Opens Successful LGBTQ Gym
Michael: Story of Family Rejection [VIDEO]
Cynthia: Family Acceptance Story [VIDEO]
Ricardo & Jesse: Latino Gay Men Raise Four Children
Our Families: LGBT Latino Stories [VIDEO]
Undocumented and Unafraid, Queer and Unashamed [VIDEO]