A story of self-discovery, incredible resilience and fierce community activism.
This video is a compilation of highlights from San Mateo County’s 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Reverend Terri Echelbarger, Many Journeys MCC
Lexi Shimmers, RN– Community Advocate, San Mateo Medical Center, Countess, SF Grand Ducal Council; she/her/hers
A collaboration between Inspire USA, BAVC’s the Factory program, San Mateo County and local youth, Inspire Yourself is a series of shorts highlighting the real stories and experiences from people in this community, and sends a broader message that applies to everyone: we can help each other get through tough times.
Neo remembers the suffering he went through due to his preference in sexual orientation. After hearing a positive message about gay men, Neo learned that is was ok to be gay and developed an organization to help others in the LGBTQ+ community so they don’t experience what he did.
This story describes the stigma and stereotypes related to one’s experience with their sexual orientation. It also shows self-acceptance and pride.
A story about being happy with one’s self and standing up to negativity.
William loves people regardless of their religion, beliefs, and sexual preferences.
Restrictions on marriage shouldn’t even be in our laws
California Clubhouse encourages members to be proud
Challenge stigma so that voices will be heard
Pride is compassionate, loving, sharing, caring…
If I can do it, you can too!
Internalized homophobia gets in the way of being who you are
Mom was so proud to be able to say she raised her kids well
All the while, her and her partner just want to be loving parents to a child who needs a loving home
Assumptions and judgement limit from realizing her potential
They are here to not be another statistic