June 11, 2010 -- "Always My Son," a short documentary film produced by the Family Acceptance Project, has earned a screening at Frameline34 -- The San Francisco International Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Film Festival.
The film is the first of seven in a series focusing on how diverse families integrate their deeply held values with the healthy acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender children. The series reflects the Family Acceptance Project's (FAP) research that shows the impact of a family's reaction to their children's LGBT identity on the children's health, mental health and well-being. The film is intended for use by community groups and counselors across the country.
"Always My Son" tells the story of a self-described "macho Mexican" who co-founds his town's first LGBT youth support group after his son comes out as gay.Read more:
The Family Acceptance Project™ is a community research, intervention and education initiative to study the impact of family acceptance and rejection on the health, mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Results will be used to help families provide support for LGBT youth, to develop appropriate interventions, programs and policies, and to train providers to improve the quality of services and care they receive.http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/