Rainbow Education coaltion los angeles:
Our Mission: RECLA’s mission is to ensure the well-being and safety of LGBTQI2-S students by holding LAUSD accountable for implementation of policies and allocation of resources that transform cultural and structural systems to end transphobia, homophobia, white supremacy, and cis-heteropatriarchy.
Mind over matter:
Campaign: Latino Equality Alliance’s Mind Over Matter campaign focuses on reducing the punitive measures taken towards at-risk youth involved in substance use. Through policy change and community education, LEA strives to reshape the narrative surrounding substance abuse, shifting it away from a criminal activity to a mental health concern. The campaign mobilizes young people to lead the conversation of the importance of having access to substance use education and support networks in our communities that are disproportionately targeted. The culmination of this project are community murals depicting the interconnectedness of queer/trans identities, mental health, substance use, and the broader pursuit of health equity.
Bell Gardens Youth Club: In direct response to the need for queer spaces in Southeast Los Angeles, LEA, in collaboration with the CIty of Bell Gardens established a pop-up resource space for LGBTQ+ youth. The Bell Gardens Youth Club meets every second Thursday of the month at Ross Hall within Veterans Park. The youth group welcomes individuals from ages 13 to 26, offering engaging activities that nurture skills and self-confidence in a comfortable environment each month.
Padres aliados conectados/P.A.C:
Campaign: The Latino Equality Alliance hosts a monthly support group with parents and caretakers of LGBTQ+ community members, on the topics of acceptance, comprehension, and pride. Through a parent to parent perspective lens, this group provides participants with a foundation of knowledge, language, and empowerment by giving them tools to build healthy bonds and relationships with their queer children and relatives. Additionally, it also centers on community building activities, increasing access to resources, and creating awareness around mental health and substance use prevention.
Campaign: As a public health advocate, the Latino Equality Alliance works to reduce health disparities within the LGBTQ+ community by advocating against the use of tobacco by providing resources and services that help folk achieve cessation. services and resources for peo health disparities experienced by the LGBTQ+ community with coalitions such as: Out Against Big Tobacco, We Breathe, and Coalition for a Tobacco Free Los Angeles County, to advocate against the health disparities inflicted by Big Tobacco companies in the past we have partnered with Cedars Sinai-Cancer,
Campaign: The QT Connect campaign focuses on providing Harm Reduction and Substance Use education, prevention and navigation services to the LGBTQ2S+ community with a focus on transitional age youth, queer women, non-binary and trans individuals in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) and gateway cities.