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“Room to Grow” – New Family Docu-Series About Today’s LGBTQ+ Teens & Their Allies

Room To Grow is a new family docu-series currently in production chronicling the joys & challenges facing today’s LGBTQ+ teens & their allies.

The series offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of young people and families today on their search for identity & healing.

With your generous support, season one will begin streaming freely at Vimeo.com just before the Winter holidays.


Help fund Season 1 of Room To Grow with a tax-deductible contribution here: moreroomtogrow.org


Matt Alber & Jon Garcia  are Grammy® Award-winning musicians & Emmy®-nominated filmmakers based in Portland, OR.

Jon’s feature film trilogy about two Mormon missionaries in love, THE FALLS (Testament of Love/2012 & Covenant of Grace/ 2016) has created a cult following worldwide through festival screenings and featured distribution on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu. Jon’s recent work on the Oregon Public Broadcast’s (PBS) program ArtBeat has been nominated for an Emmy this year.

Matt’s song End Of The World caught world-wide attention in 2009 with the release of a 1960s Mad Men-inspired music video filmed in a Hollywood barbershop. He is a two-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist and has been touring the globe as a performer & youth educator since 2010 including special diplomacy assignments to six countries by the U.S. State Department.