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May 2013 eNewsletter

In this issue: we learn about the a mother's commitment to love and support their transgender and gay child. And Celebrate Mama's Day Our Way!

Mama's Day is in three days! Join us as part of the Strong Families movement to increase the visibility of all families. Celebrate Mama’s Day Our Way and send an ecard today

As a Mama myself, I am honored to celebrate this Mama's Day by sharing Elvira's and Cristina's stories and all the amazing Mamas who work and organize tirelessly to love and support their children regardless of the challenges.

Happy Mamas Day!

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Aimee Santos-Lyons
Gender Justice Director

A Mother's Work by Elvira Diaz

Elvira and ChristianElvira reflects on her journey to understand and support her transgender child. "What I knew was that I had a beautiful little daughter who now insisted that she was a boy – a wonderful, loving child who wanted me to pray with her at night that God would give her male organs." The transition wasn't easy, but seeing her son happy and confident has been worth it.  Read more...

Learning the Meaning of Unconditional Love by Cristina Castro

Christian and his momThe journey to reconcile her support for her gay son and her Christian faith was not easy. Through it, Cristina learns how to love her son and maintain her faith. "God gave me Christian to learn to not be judgmental and understand the meaning of unconditional love."  Read more...

Meet Our New Trainer & Organizer

Cynthia This month we welcome Cynthia Lin, our new Trainer & Organizer. Cynthia comes to the Center from Wisconsin where she was a social justice educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Multicultural Student Center and co-founder of the Institute for Justice Education and Transformation. Read more about Cynthia on our staff page. 

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