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June 12, 2017

One Year Later

Today marks one year since the masacre at the Pulse night club in Orlando. Though we still mourn this terrible los of life, we remember the words of Mirna Medina a few days after the tragedy at The Pulse of Love Continues at Galería de la Raza. “May this fear I feel transform into a force, a power, […]

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February 18, 2017

Know Your Rights for Immigrant Communities!

                  More Resources: American Civil Liberties Union {Español} {English} United We Dream {English} Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund {English} National Center for Lesbian Rights {English} Transgender Law Center {Español} {English} American Immigration Lawyers Association {Abogados Gratuitos | Pro Bono Lawyers} Bay Area the Immigration Committee […]

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November 10, 2016

We are Resilient and We Have Each Other

Once again we are confronted by hate against our families and community. We experience transphobia, biphobia, homophobia, islamophobia, xenophobia, racism, misogyny, and microaggressions daily but the sheer magnitude of the bigotry this election brought forth is painful. The road ahead will be a difficult one. We face a lot of uncertainty. Some of our friends, […]

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October 29, 2016

Day of the Dead

This weekend, Somos Familia will be celebrating Día de los Muertos in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Sunday’s festival is themed Nuestras Raices: El Poder de la Comunidad (Our Roots: The Power of Community). For those of us who didn’t grow up celebrating the holiday, Alexina Estrada describes it in her article Finding Myself Before […]

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June 17, 2016

Resources for Dealing With the Mass Loss in Our Community After the Pulse Night Club Tragedy

7 Tips for Coping in the Aftermath of a Tragedy Take care of yourself first. You cannot be of service to others if you are unstable. Be sure to eat, sleep, exercise, and (if possible) maintain a normal daily routine. Pay attention to your emotional health. Remember that a wide range of feelings during these […]

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June 16, 2016

A Message of Love from Somos Familia in the Wake of Orlando Shooting

To Our Latina/o/x Queer and Trans Community and their Familias, We at Somos Familia are writing to send our love and support to our Latino/a/x Queer and Trans community members and their families in the wake of the Orlando attack. We are a group of families with Latino/a/x LGBTQ children. Somos Orlando. We grieve for […]

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June 1, 2016

La Nota Rosa Interviews Somos Familia Members at Día de La Familia


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August 28, 2015

How #LoveWins for All

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 […]

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April 17, 2015

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 […]

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