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.

September 14, 2014 0 notes Reblog
September is Latin@ Heritage Month. You’re invited to “Latin@ Queerdom: Transcending Borders” at California State University, Long Beach. I look forward to meeting you this Thursday @ 4pm! #Latina #Latino #LGBTQ #MoreThanMilk #MoreThanMarriage

September is Latin@ Heritage Month. You’re invited to “Latin@ Queerdom: Transcending Borders” at California State University, Long Beach. I look forward to meeting you this Thursday @ 4pm! #Latina #Latino #LGBTQ #MoreThanMilk #MoreThanMarriage

September 7, 2014 0 notes Reblog
#TheVeliz Whenever I’m to fly and work out of town I make sure I generate a second to look into my siblings’ eyes and tell them I LOVE YOU in case my wings don’t come back. #SFVrealness #LaFamiliaIsOUT

#TheVeliz Whenever I’m to fly and work out of town I make sure I generate a second to look into my siblings’ eyes and tell them I LOVE YOU in case my wings don’t come back. #SFVrealness #LaFamiliaIsOUT

September 1, 2014 0 notes Reblog
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‪#LaborDay #OurLaborMatters #BlackLivesMatter #LGBTQworkers #Not1More deportation‬ 

Artwork by Ernesto Yerena for National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‪#LaborDay #OurLaborMatters #BlackLivesMatter #LGBTQworkers #Not1More deportation‬

Artwork by Ernesto Yerena for National Day Laborer Organizing Network.

August 30, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Through thick and thin, I love this woman! Aquí casual con mi madre antes de ir a celebrar el cumpleaños de un compañero. Here chilling with my mother before going out to celebrate a comrade’s bday. #TheVeliz #SFVrealness #LaFamiliaIsOUT #SFV #SanFernandoValley

Through thick and thin, I love this woman! Aquí casual con mi madre antes de ir a celebrar el cumpleaños de un compañero. Here chilling with my mother before going out to celebrate a comrade’s bday. #TheVeliz #SFVrealness #LaFamiliaIsOUT #SFV #SanFernandoValley

August 27, 2014 1 note Reblog
Dear communities, I have two job opportunities to share with you in #SouthernCalifornia. This is a call to folks who have 3-5 years of EXPERIENCE organizing WITH Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (#LGBTQ) youth of color and straight supporters. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network is now accepting applications for our SoCal REGIONAL ORGANIZER and SoCal LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER positions. Please encourage those who are passionate about intersectional anti-oppression work and issues of racial, economic, and #Trans + #Queer justice to APPLY! These two movement builders will be working alongside with me. Send your questions to RVeliz@gsanetwork.org Apply on links included on the pic. #GSAs4Justice #SoCal

Dear communities, I have two job opportunities to share with you in #SouthernCalifornia. This is a call to folks who have 3-5 years of EXPERIENCE organizing WITH Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (#LGBTQ) youth of color and straight supporters. The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network is now accepting applications for our SoCal REGIONAL ORGANIZER and SoCal LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER positions. Please encourage those who are passionate about intersectional anti-oppression work and issues of racial, economic, and #Trans + #Queer justice to APPLY! These two movement builders will be working alongside with me. Send your questions to RVeliz@gsanetwork.org Apply on links included on the pic. #GSAs4Justice #SoCal

August 27, 2014 0 notes Reblog
It’s always great to meet young people who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and are doing everything in their power to advance any possibilities for LGBTQ progress, communities of color, and durable peace. Here with my friend and student activist Kevin Perez @kap9191 #SFVrealness

It’s always great to meet young people who grew up in the San Fernando Valley and are doing everything in their power to advance any possibilities for LGBTQ progress, communities of color, and durable peace. Here with my friend and student activist Kevin Perez @kap9191 #SFVrealness

August 25, 2014 1 note Reblog
YAAAASSS!!! @Common is talking about #Ferguson and acknowledging #MikeBrown! One thing though, can @MTV also allow a woman of color to come out and recognize that the lives of all the #Transgender women of color, murdered during this year’s Pride month due to transphobia and racism, matter as well?! #Intersectionality #BlackLivesMatter  #TransLivesMatter #YouthPower #LGBTQ #qpoc #girlslikeus

YAAAASSS!!! @Common is talking about #Ferguson and acknowledging #MikeBrown! One thing though, can @MTV also allow a woman of color to come out and recognize that the lives of all the #Transgender women of color, murdered during this year’s Pride month due to transphobia and racism, matter as well?! #Intersectionality #BlackLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter #YouthPower #LGBTQ #qpoc #girlslikeus

August 20, 2014 1 note Reblog
Thanks @1vansart for the lovely portrait! You rock.

Thanks @1vansart for the lovely portrait! You rock.

August 17, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Queer cheers por la paciencia y la amistad! Thanks so much to Koginara’s manager Mina for the incredible service provided to us tonight. #RonninAround in #KoreaTown with my corazones Esmirna, Tapatio, and Valeria! 💖✨  (at Koginara)

Queer cheers por la paciencia y la amistad! Thanks so much to Koginara’s manager Mina for the incredible service provided to us tonight. #RonninAround in #KoreaTown with my corazones Esmirna, Tapatio, and Valeria! 💖✨ (at Koginara)

August 11, 2014 0 notes Reblog
Continuing the legacy of a gender justice movement with our communities of color. #SoBrownBoi #GSAs4Justice  (at The California Endowment)

Continuing the legacy of a gender justice movement with our communities of color. #SoBrownBoi #GSAs4Justice (at The California Endowment)

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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