Latina/o LGBTQ Youth–Honor Family Members Who Have Supported You!
Introduction: 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. This year we are celebrating our 5th Anniversary “Salir Adelante” (Moving Forward) where we will celebrate Latina/o LGBTQ youth and honor their family members that have been supportive in their journey and throughout life. Honorees will be recognized at the “Salir Adelante” 5th Anniversary Celebration on August 11, 2012 in Oakland California.
Who can nominate: Latina/o LGBTQ youth ages 25 and under.
Who can be nominated: Your family or family member(s) who have been supportive of you and have accepted your LGTBQ identity. For example, you can nominate someone in your family who supported you during hard times or someone who stood up for you. This may be someone who learned to be accepting and supportive over time.
Nominee and honorees must be present at the “Salir Adelante” 5th Anniversary event on August 11, 2012, in Oakland, California.
How to Nominate? Write a summary of 100 words maximum describing how your family member has helped you, and why you would like to honor this loved one. How have they impacted your life? Please submit as a separate document attached to this form.
Nomination Deadline: Form and summary must be submitted via email or mail by July 20th, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or P.O. BOX 320746 San Francisco, 94132. Call (510) 725-7764 if you have any questions.
*NOTE: Unless otherwise requested, it is understood that if accepted, the names & stories of honorees will be used in future Somos Familia printed and internet publications.*