Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement
Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia: TQLM) is a national LGBTQ Latina/o racial justice organization. Familia: TQLM works at the national and local level to achieve the collective liberation of Latina/os by leading an intergenerational movement through grassroots community organizing, advocacy, and education. The organization was founded in 2014 in Los Angeles, California, and the organization’s current work includes ending the detention and deportation of transgender undocumented immigrants via the Not1More Deportation Campaign, trans and queer liberation work, and family acceptance. Familia: TQLM utilizes a racial justice lens to carry out the work in the Unites States. The organization primarily works with the LGBTQ Latina/o community that has been historically marginalized and not given full access to education, employment, housing, healthcare, and safety in order to lead authentic lives. Many members in the LGBTQ Latina/o community tend to be low-income/poor, undocumented, without healthcare, living with HIV/AIDS, and are being left out of the political process in the country. Familia: TQLM deeply understands that the issues impacting the LGBTQ Latina/o are the same issues impacting the broader people of color communities across the country so the work cannot be siloed. The organization uses a racial justice framework in order to make the connections of the conditions LGBTQ Latina/o are living in with the racist, transphobic, homophobic, patriarchal systems that are creating these same conditions.