Valencia College

GSA West Campus Presents: Building Family Acceptance: Coming Out as LGBTQ+

Coming out as LGBTQ+ to one’s family can present its own unique set of challenges. Issues of gender norms,  family dynamics, faith, and much more often contribute to tensions in acceptance. For many LGBTQ+ people  of color, the family is a source of strength, support, and identity. At the same time, for many of these  individuals there is a negotiation of identities and very often their affirmation of their identities are inhibited  when interacting with their families.

Through raw, heartfelt testimonies, we will delve deeply into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation,  while thoughtfully asking questions of communities, culture, and even religious beliefs. The result is a  powerful lesson on solidarity and humility in a workshop that both heals and inspires.

Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm


West Campus, Room 111