Communication Director of Marketing & Development
Jackie Garcia

(714) 953-5428 ext. 203

LGBTQ Center Orange County Breaks Through Seasonal Stereotypes with Holiday Cards Inspired by the Community

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (NOVEMBER 13, 2019) – In a traditional and historically conservative county, LGBTQ Center Orange County is embarking on a special initiative to bring inclusivity and visibility to the families that are often hidden. This holiday season, usually a sensitive time for the LGBTQ community, the Center OC will bring to light that all types of families can celebrate the joyful time through shareable, digital holiday cards. #ProudHolidays launches on November 14th through multimedia content. The multicultural, social media campaign will include holiday card posts featuring families that don’t fit the traditional mold, such as a: same sex couple, mother with transmasculine person, and mothers with their gay daughters to name a few.

Pictured here: Proud transmasculine person, Brit Cervantes, with supportive mother and sisters.

The campaign will also explore the dynamics between these families via video interviews to bring visibility to the LGBTQ+ community in Orange County. Through these raw testimonials, the Center will help bring to light positive family dynamics both biological and chosen. The goal: to showcase the power of Holiday cards amongst the community and how closely connected it is to feeling accepted and celebrated.

Peg Corley, Executive Director of the organization, shares that “The holidays are about spending time with and celebrating one’s family. Just as we honor every individual’s authenticity, so do we honor what “family” means to them. Every family is important and every type of family should be celebrated during the holidays and throughout the year. Please join us in lifting up #ProudHolidays.”

This effort invites the greater Orange County community to stand as a proud ally for LGBTQ+ individuals and will serve as a reminder that the LGBTQ Center OC is here to help everyone in their journey to feel safe and accepted beyond this Holiday season.
For more information about this campaign or to find out how you can get involved search for the #ProudHolidays or visit:

The LGBTQ Center OC was established as a volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization.

At the LGBTQ Center OC, all members and allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community of Orange County join together in a network of support and unity. Our life-affirming programs focus on empowerment, and our advocacy efforts focus on speaking out against hate and discrimination. We exist so that every segment of the LGBTQ population of Orange County has the resources needed to thrive in their own lives and communities.