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.

October 20, 2014 1 note Reblog
Working together for groundbreaking policies and campaigns for #LGBTQ youth of color and all students. We’re committed to safer schools and healthier communities. #GSApower  (at Sacramento, California)

Working together for groundbreaking policies and campaigns for #LGBTQ youth of color and all students. We’re committed to safer schools and healthier communities. #GSApower (at Sacramento, California)

October 19, 2014 1 note Reblog
#GSApower Here. Queer. Creating change for #LGBTQ and straight ally youth in California.  (at Sacramento, California)

#GSApower Here. Queer. Creating change for #LGBTQ and straight ally youth in California. (at Sacramento, California)

October 19, 2014 0 notes Reblog
So proud. “As youth of color and LGBTQ youth, we are going to continue creating presence, engaging our classmates, teachers, and impacting millions of lives. Legislators are given power, but we have power, too. We must tell them what we want and hold them accountable. We are #GSApower!” —Nayeli, Gay-Straight Alliance Network Youth leader.  (at Sacramento, California)

So proud. “As youth of color and LGBTQ youth, we are going to continue creating presence, engaging our classmates, teachers, and impacting millions of lives. Legislators are given power, but we have power, too. We must tell them what we want and hold them accountable. We are #GSApower!” —Nayeli, Gay-Straight Alliance Network Youth leader. (at Sacramento, California)

October 18, 2014 1 note Reblog
Love means being at peace with yourself and our higher power. Love must always promote self-focus on nonviolent freedom for it to remain love. #ColorforniaRepublic

Love means being at peace with yourself and our higher power. Love must always promote self-focus on nonviolent freedom for it to remain love. #ColorforniaRepublic

October 12, 2014 1 note Reblog
So excited! We are a few hours from starting our first public coming out in The Valley!! Meet us at 12:45 on Van Nuys Blvd & Chase St. Our walk to our conference will start exactly at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss out! See you soon. #SomosFamiliaValle facebook.com/SomosFamiliaValle (at SFV Latino Pride)

So excited! We are a few hours from starting our first public coming out in The Valley!! Meet us at 12:45 on Van Nuys Blvd & Chase St. Our walk to our conference will start exactly at 1:00 pm. Don’t miss out! See you soon. #SomosFamiliaValle facebook.com/SomosFamiliaValle (at SFV Latino Pride)

October 12, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Just keep swimming… 🌎❀️🌈πŸ’ͺπŸ“’. #MOP2014

Just keep swimming… 🌎❀️🌈πŸ’ͺπŸ“’. #MOP2014

October 12, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Had an incredible time today at Models of Pride! If you want GSA Network to visit your middle or high school in Southern California, please contact me at RVeliz@gsanetwork.org #GSAs4Justice #YouthPower #LGBTQ #MOP2014 πŸ’ͺπŸŒˆπŸ“’

Had an incredible time today at Models of Pride! If you want GSA Network to visit your middle or high school in Southern California, please contact me at RVeliz@gsanetwork.org #GSAs4Justice #YouthPower #LGBTQ #MOP2014 πŸ’ͺπŸŒˆπŸ“’

October 11, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Honored and humbled to work with our future ancestors. Can’t wait to witness our young GSA movement builder Pat present at Models of Pride! Come see “How To Have a KickAss GSA!” and do not miss our worldwide livestream of “Educational Justice for #LGBTQ youth” this Saturday Oct 11th as #GSAs4Justice is #WhatsNext! See you at #MOP2014 at USC.

Honored and humbled to work with our future ancestors. Can’t wait to witness our young GSA movement builder Pat present at Models of Pride! Come see “How To Have a KickAss GSA!” and do not miss our worldwide livestream of “Educational Justice for #LGBTQ youth” this Saturday Oct 11th as #GSAs4Justice is #WhatsNext! See you at #MOP2014 at USC.

October 11, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Sentimiento original. #SomosFamiliaValle πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸ’πŸ“’ #LGBTQ history in The San Fernando Valley, Sunday Oct 12th, 2014 πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ (at SFV Latino Pride)

Sentimiento original. #SomosFamiliaValle πŸŒ»πŸŒˆπŸ’πŸ“’ #LGBTQ history in The San Fernando Valley, Sunday Oct 12th, 2014 πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«πŸ‘­ (at SFV Latino Pride)

October 11, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Vamonos! Join us this Sunday on Van Nuys Blvd & Chase St around 12:45. Our public coming out walk will start exactly at 1:00pm Be part of history in The Valley! #SomosFamiliaValle #SanFernandoValley  (at SFV Latino Pride)

Vamonos! Join us this Sunday on Van Nuys Blvd & Chase St around 12:45. Our public coming out walk will start exactly at 1:00pm Be part of history in The Valley! #SomosFamiliaValle #SanFernandoValley (at SFV Latino Pride)

October 10, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Pat came and showed me her latest writing piece on The Citrus Clarion Newspaper. It’s called “Racism: An American tradition” and y’all need to check it out! I’ll share the online link with all of you once it’s published: “Racism is an American tradition. Some traditions are meant to be broken.”

Pat came and showed me her latest writing piece on The Citrus Clarion Newspaper. It’s called “Racism: An American tradition” and y’all need to check it out! I’ll share the online link with all of you once it’s published: “Racism is an American tradition. Some traditions are meant to be broken.”

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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