Inspirational Relationship: Any friendship, familial bond, or intimate relationship whose love, strength, work, and commitment to LGBTQ equality embodies the humanity of our community.
Frannya Tuchman & Jamie Arangure
Jamie Arangure & Frannya Tuchman are a dynamic duo of Latina women (and best friends) who currently serve as Directors of Proyecto Trans Latina. Through their inspirational friendship they have co-created safe spaces like support groups where Latinx trans women can find resources and advocacy for many years. They have recently celebrated the opening of a physical office space Proyecto Trans Latina which aims to provide legal assistance, professional development, and health support to San Diego’s transgender community.
They can often be found helping transgender women file their name change paperwork, passport paperwork, and update their birth certificates. Moreover, their famous posole dinners, game nights, and social events add a vital spirit of “familia” for community members without the support of their own families. Beyond their direct service to the community, they have also begun to advocate on a large scale. They have been instrumental in organizing a convening of TransLatina leaders from across the US to hold crucial dialogues on systematic issues impacting transgender women including immigration, HIV, and employment discrimination and find viable solutions for improving the standard of living of their local transgender Latinx community members. San Diego Pride is thrilled to recognize them both as our “Inspirational Relationship” this year!
Frannya & Jamie will be honored at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally on Friday, July 16, 2021. Learn more about the rally, the other awardees, and the event here.