Check out this article about Protect Our Children: (Re)creating Family Acceptance published on the Bakersfield Californian. "It's about giving back to the community something I never received," Veliz said.

Segregaytion

I'm looking forward to presenting Segregaytion at CSULA, CSUN, UC Santa Cruz, and Pierce College this Fall.

Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

July 27, 2014 0 notes Reblog
San Fernando Valley realness #RonninAround with my 818 brothers, student activist @kap9191 & amazing photographer @tapatioflores in Pacoima.

San Fernando Valley realness #RonninAround with my 818 brothers, student activist @kap9191 & amazing photographer @tapatioflores in Pacoima.

July 26, 2014 0 notes Reblog
In heaven there are no borders… And all gay clouds are matricula-friendly. #RonninAround in Malibu. 🐯🐢 (at Zuma Beach)

In heaven there are no borders… And all gay clouds are matricula-friendly. #RonninAround in Malibu. 🐯🐢 (at Zuma Beach)

July 26, 2014 1 note Reblog
Medianoche y súper protegido 😘

Medianoche y súper protegido 😘

July 26, 2014 1 note Reblog
Con mis mariposas de barrio: Mom and my sister Mary Veliz! #TheVeliz #RonninAround in the San Fernando Valley. βœ¨πŸŒ›πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ’—

Con mis mariposas de barrio: Mom and my sister Mary Veliz! #TheVeliz #RonninAround in the San Fernando Valley. βœ¨πŸŒ›πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’šβ€οΈπŸ’—

July 23, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Karen me recomendó que viniera aquí. Yum!! #RonninAround in Boyle Heights @Guisados πŸ˜˜βœ¨πŸ‘ (at Guisados)

Karen me recomendΓ³ que viniera aquΓ­. Yum!! #RonninAround in Boyle Heights @Guisados πŸ˜˜βœ¨πŸ‘ (at Guisados)

July 21, 2014 0 notes Reblog
At the 2014 GSA Network Southern California Youth Activist Camp! Our young leaders will continue to sustain anti-racist work as LGBTQ and straight ally activists at their high schools and beyond! Pura vida! #GSAs4Justice #SchoolinLaFamilia  (at University of Southern California)

At the 2014 GSA Network Southern California Youth Activist Camp! Our young leaders will continue to sustain anti-racist work as LGBTQ and straight ally activists at their high schools and beyond! Pura vida! #GSAs4Justice #SchoolinLaFamilia (at University of Southern California)

July 20, 2014 2 notes Reblog
It was humbling and beautiful to work with you this weekend. So proud of you, Pat! @_madeofcrystal #BeyondFabulous #GSAs4Justice πŸ‘‘πŸ“’πŸ“š   (at University of Southern California)

It was humbling and beautiful to work with you this weekend. So proud of you, Pat! @_madeofcrystal #BeyondFabulous #GSAs4Justice πŸ‘‘πŸ“’πŸ“š (at University of Southern California)

July 20, 2014 1 note Reblog
My heart and spirit couldn’t be any prouder of our #LGBTQ and straight youth at the 2014 GSA Network SoCal Activist Camp. Amazing liberation circle sharing our stories & discussing white supremacist oppression, capitalism, patriarchy, and family acceptance. United for empowerment & liberation! #GSAs4Justice #Queer #Trans #LGBTQliberation #BooksNotBars #LiberationNotDeportation #Not1More #MoreThanMarriage #FamilyAcceptance #California 

πŸ“·: @iwritelight_  (at University of Southern California)

My heart and spirit couldn’t be any prouder of our #LGBTQ and straight youth at the 2014 GSA Network SoCal Activist Camp. Amazing liberation circle sharing our stories & discussing white supremacist oppression, capitalism, patriarchy, and family acceptance. United for empowerment & liberation! #GSAs4Justice #Queer #Trans #LGBTQliberation #BooksNotBars #LiberationNotDeportation #Not1More #MoreThanMarriage #FamilyAcceptance #California

πŸ“·: @iwritelight_ (at University of Southern California)

July 19, 2014 0 notes Reblog
And she was, like, YAASSSSS!!!  πŸ’– πŸ‘ Day 2 of the 2014 Southern California Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network Youth Activist Camp! Here w/ the amazing @jazminelazmine #GSAs4Justice  (at University of Southern California)

And she was, like, YAASSSSS!!! πŸ’– πŸ‘ Day 2 of the 2014 Southern California Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network Youth Activist Camp! Here w/ the amazing @jazminelazmine #GSAs4Justice (at University of Southern California)

July 16, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Having a queer immigrant moment with @choladarity! πŸŒ† πŸ˜„ πŸ‘ #RonninAround in #LA

Having a queer immigrant moment with @choladarity! πŸŒ† πŸ˜„ πŸ‘ #RonninAround in #LA

July 13, 2014 0 notes Reblog
That candid moment when Dr. Caitlin Ryan tells you that she is proud of your family acceptance movement work! Glad Dr. Ryan knows about “Protect Our Children” & “Segregaytion”. I have been inspired by her work since 2009, a year after my dad voted Yes on Prop 8. Dr. Ryan has developed unique research-based educational materials to help families and caregivers to support their LGBTQ children. Google her! πŸ˜‰ Thanks Dr. Ryan for an incredible morning; for all you do for our communities, and being one of the most influential forces I know. #ReclaimPRIDE #FamilyAcceptance #SchoolinLaFamillia  (at West Hollywood, California)

That candid moment when Dr. Caitlin Ryan tells you that she is proud of your family acceptance movement work! Glad Dr. Ryan knows about “Protect Our Children” & “Segregaytion”. I have been inspired by her work since 2009, a year after my dad voted Yes on Prop 8. Dr. Ryan has developed unique research-based educational materials to help families and caregivers to support their LGBTQ children. Google her! πŸ˜‰ Thanks Dr. Ryan for an incredible morning; for all you do for our communities, and being one of the most influential forces I know. #ReclaimPRIDE #FamilyAcceptance #SchoolinLaFamillia (at West Hollywood, California)

Ain't nobody got time for marriage equality when you're a 17-year-old queer immigrant youth without a place to call home.

On LGBTQ Homelessness

I'm not quitting the church, so what are you going to do with me? rape me away from my pride? I'm here to hold you accountable; to intercept and recreate all you've told me I'm not worthy of.

On Queerness and Religion

Family acceptance should be taught to be a public health priority, unless you're okay remaining silent while our youth continues to kill themselves or numbing their hearts and minds with substance abuse, drugs, and condomless sex.

On Life Expectancy

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