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Somos Familia provides bilingual (Spanish/English) education and support services for Latinx 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 Latinx 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.
Family Acceptance Films
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.
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 Latinx families. The three stories, in Spanish with English subtitles, can be viewed together, or as a separate videos.
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.
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
Latinx 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]