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In honor of Mother's Day, members of GLAAD's staff are sharing reflections on their relationships with their moms. While these folks are of different backgrounds, ethnicities, nationalities, and ages, one thing is clear and common across the board: their mothers are central to their stories.
Today is Mother’s Day and in honor of my mother and undocumented mothers across the country I commit to continue to fight to ensure they are protected from deportations and are not left out from a pathway to citizenship. She inspired me to have the courage to say proudly and unashamedly: I am queer and undocumented. I am UndocuQueer.
Meet a few Latina moms at the forefront in the fight for LGBT equality.
On Mother's Day this year, GLAAD is lifting up some of the exceptional mothers that we have been working with for the past year. They are women who have been dedicated to their family through many obstacles. Post these graphics on Facebook to thank them, and all the mothers who make lives better for LGBT people.
Founded in 2011, Strong Families set out ensure all mothers are celebrated on Mother's Day, including moms who are low-income, young, immigrant, LGBTQ, as well as single moms, incarcerated moms, and moms struggling with substance abuse.
Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.
Following yesterday's show of support for ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, more celebrities have joined the call for the Boy Scouts of America to end their ban on gay scouts and scout leaders, including Ricky Martin, Wendi McLendon Covey, Perez Hilton, Rita Wilson, Kelly Osbourne, Lisa Lampanelli, and Darryl Stephens.
Tracy Rodemeyer shares a powerful Mother's Day post at the Huffington Post in remembrance of her son Jamey.