The two parts of this booklet aim to help Latino/a families. This booklet wants to help you to best support your LGBTQ1 family members as they seek to lead the full lives that
God intends for them. Each of the two parts is guided by the Christian values of love, the dignity of every person, social justice, inclusion, acceptance, and human rights.
While many people see civil rights as simply a legal matter, we see the civil and legal rights for our LGBTQ family members as an indispensable context and requirement for them to live full social, cultural, religious and political lives in the Latino/a community and in the wider society. Laws have consequences, and in this booklet we highlight the positive effects of laws on our children and teenagers when full civil and human rights are guaranteed our LGBTQ family members, as well as the negative effects when those rights are not granted and guaranteed.