Posts by Monica Trasandes, Director of Programs, Spanish-Language and Latinx Media

Peru says: Ready now for relationship recognition!

A year after introduction by openly gay Peruvian legislator Carlos Bruce, relationship recognition for same-sex couples will finally be discussed next Tuesday, March 10 and advocates want legislators to know just how important this is.

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Problematic stories illuminate need for better coverage of transgender people

Sadly in recent months there's been a high number of deaths of transgender women, and with it some very problematic media coverage

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Model and actress Patricia Velasquez comes out in new memoir

Former top model Patricia Velasquez has is about to publish a memoir in which she discusses coming out as a lesbian.

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Story shines light on abuse faced by transgender immigrant being held in male facility

The Huffington Post's Roque Planas did an excellent article on transgender immigrant Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, who is being held in an all-male detention center.

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Chile approves civil unions

Advocates in Chile are celebrating after civil unions were approved Jan. 28

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Ricky Martin - alive and very well, thank you very much

Ricky Martin was recently the subject of a hoax purporting the out and proud singer had died in a car accident.

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Good coverage in Spanish-language media of historic marriage day in Florida

A personal and celebratory tone marked most of the media stories on marriage equality in Florida that GLAAD has been seeing, most appropriate when covering a story about love.

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Ten Big Accomplishments in Spanish-Language and Latino Media in 2014

At GLAAD we're often asked how LGBT equality is doing in Latino USA and in Spanish-speaking countries. The answer isn't simple, not a thumbs up or thumbs down. It's instead complex, just like the world in which we live. We've seen many setbacks but also some wins. Let's take a minute to celebrate the good high points, because there were lots of them. Here's our top ten list of moments that mattered in Spanish-Language media in 2014.

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