LYRIC Issues Statement Following Death of Felicia Elizondo
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LYRIC Issues Statement Following Death of Felicia Elizondo:
“A true icon and fearless advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities”
17 May 2021 – San Francisco: Calling her “a true icon and fearless advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities”, the Board and Staff of LYRIC (www.lyric.org), the San Francisco nonprofit that provides programming and a safe space for LGBTQQ+ youth, remembered Felicia Elizondo following her death this past week.
“The LYRIC family mourns the death of Felicia Elizondo, a true icon and fearless advocate for the LGBTQ+ communities for decades and a courageous activist on behalf of the Transgender community especially. Felicia participated in LYRIC’s very first intergenerational storytelling project in a partnership with GLBT Historical Society, New Leaf and OutLoud Radio. She continued to be an active participant over the years in what now is LYRIC’s collaboration with Openhouse for the annual youth and elder transgender brunch prior to the Trans March. Because of Felicia’s unflinching visibility, many of her Transgender brothers and sisters can feel safer and more celebrated. Felicia’s legacy and love of her community will long be an example.”
LYRIC is a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area offering safe spaces, workforce development, healthcare navigation, individual counseling, and group-based community building to marginalized low-income LGBTQQ+ youth. During the COVID-19 pandemic, LYRIC has continued its vital work for LGBTQQ youth in our community. LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities. For more information and to make a donation, go to www.lyric.org