Somos Familia, 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Somos Familia

  • Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Oakland, CA
Entre Nos: Lo que es amor y la aceptaci—n

To support community-based media by and for queer and transgender Latinxs and their families focusing on family and community acceptance of LGBTQ+ identities. Specifically to support media by and for youth like Leo, who struggled with coming out and used Somos Familia media resources to start a conversation with his monolingual Spanish-speaking family. Many Latinx parents struggle with reading written materials, but with the support of NALAC, Somos Familia will create culturally grounded media, including animated short films, storytelling events, and a zine that will impact the lives of parents and youth in order to increase understanding and acceptance.