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2018

Conozca a Somos Familia, la organizaci贸n que apoya a padres Latinxs con hijxs queer y transOaklandNorthYour browser does not support the audio element.

LGBTQI+: Diversidad, Igualdad, FelicidadCuerpo Coraz贸n ComunidadYour browser does not support the audio element.

Comerica Corner: Somos FamiliaLatino Leaders Magazine

Temporary Protective Status Symposium Focuses Pathways Permanent Residency LGBTQ IndividualsDaily Californian

Grantee Spotlight: Somos Familia & East Bay Community Law CenterAkonadi Foundation Newsletter

2017Aceptaci贸n Familiar de las Personas LGBTQCuerpo Coraz贸n Comunidad (KWRM)Your browser does not support the audio element.2016Aceptaci贸n y Apreciaci贸n de las DiferenciasCuerpo Coraz贸n Comunidad (KWRM)

Al Despertar 6.20.16Univision

El Bienestar Emocional de las Personas LGBTQCuerpo Coraz贸n Comunidad (KWRM)Your user agent does not support the HTML5 Audio element.聽2015Culture of GivingVisi贸n Hispana

As the Latino population grows, so does their ability and desire to contribute money and time to community organizations. Magdy Hurtado represents this growing desire to contribute. She is co-Chair of Somos Familia, a non-profit group in Oakland that creates support and acceptance for Latina (o) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth and their families in the Bay Area. In 2014, Somos Familia was awarded a grant for $5,000 from the Latino Giving Circles and Hurtado is now a member of the Latina Giving Circle in the East Bay.

D铆a de La FamiliaLa Nota Rosa

Ronnie Woo & Maritza MartinezThis Show is So Gay聽

How #LoveWins For AllHuffington Post

We work with families to increase family and community acceptance and reduce LGBTQ youth suicide, homelessness, substance abuse and unsafe sex. The goal is not for every family to join their local Pride parade, but even moderate levels of family acceptance are proven to reduce health risks for LGBTQ people. We work with both families that know that they have LGBTQ family members and those who don鈥檛 because it takes our whole community to keep LGBTQ people safe.

Diversidad en la SexualidadCuerpo Coraz贸n Comunidad (KWRM)聽

Moms speak out in support of their LGBT childrenGLAAD

Many parents have had to find ways to respond to the transphobic and homophobic world around them that threatened the health of their children and their families. Laurin鈥檚 recent piece, posted on her Out Proud Families blog, quotes Andrea, a mother of transgender child, 芦It is hard to have expectations of family members and friends who aren鈥檛 ready to accept what we are going through. If we give time after bringing information or love to the people around, it helps us and them to transform.禄

Parents say: Our LGBTQ Children have Changed our Lives 鈥 For the Better!Out Proud Families

Mirna Medina: 鈥淗aving a bisexual son has been a liberating process for me. He helped me understand that bisexual people are not confused鈥攂eing bisexual is about the capacity to love, regardless of a person鈥檚 sex. I used to have some judgments about transgender people. I learned about the marginalization they experience and realized how much courage it takes to be who they are. This allowed me to develop empathy and compassion.鈥

My Son Changed My聽Life, In More Ways Than OneThe Advocate

I鈥檓 proud of him for being true to himself and for teaching me a thing or two about what really matters to me. My identity as a mom has also been restored. I know I raised my son well because there was never a moment when he didn鈥檛 know he was loved. It took me a while, but I learned a simple lesson: Unconditional love means looking past all the expectations that are heaped on us and loving the child you have.

2013Qu茅 Hacer Cuando Un Hijo Se Declara GayAARP

Mayeno, adem谩s de consultar con un terapeuta, conform贸 junto con Mirna Medina, una mam谩 que ten铆a un hijo bisexual de 17 a帽os, un grupo de apoyo a familias en situaciones similares. La iniciativa fue tan bien recibida por la comunidad, que tiempo despu茅s se estableci贸 Somos Familia. 鈥淕racias a esto, adem谩s de comprender a nuestros hijos, como mam谩s y pap谩s estamos muy orgullosos de ellos鈥, afirma Mayeno.

2012Community Groups Filling Void in LGBTQ Services in Richmond, San PabloRichmond Pulse

Inside the room, which resembles more of a storage unit, around 15 people鈥攎ore than half identifying as mothers and grandmothers鈥攚atch short clips of Somos Familia鈥檚 documentary, Tres Gotas de Agua, or Three Drops of Water. Mirna Medina, a founding member and facilitator for the discussion, is featured in the video. Medina shares her experience of accepting and understanding her son鈥檚 bisexual orientation within a culture that is intolerant towards homosexuality.

2011The Powerful Force of a Parental LoveOur Family Coalition

Early on, we realized that parents鈥 love for their children is a powerful force for touching hearts and opening minds. Speaking parent-to-parent in different settings, we tell our stories to highlight the importance of unconditional love and acceptance of all children. We also speak about our pride in our children and how precious they are to us. One unforgettable moment was when two of our moms spoke before a Spanish-speaking Catholic congregation of about 500 people during the church service.

La Diversidad y Nuestros Ni帽os: Aprendamos Sobre Identidad y Orientaci贸n SexualNuestros Ni帽os聽

2010Entendamos y Eliminemos el Hostigamiento Entre Nuestros Ni帽os y AdolescentesNuestros Ni帽os聽