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

GLAAD campaign helps call attention to anti-gay slurs during World Cup

GLAAD's campaign to stop anti-LGBT words in soccer is helping to call attention to slurs on the pitch, especially as FIFA is said to be investigating the recent use of "puto," (faggot) in stadiums in Brazil during the World Cup. This is a problem that many in Mexico have been trying to call attention to for some time, but little has been done to educate fans. GLAAD called on FIFA to do more to fight homophobia in the sport, as anti-gay chants are heard far too often in stadiums around the world, from England to Mexico.

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Out and Strong— MMA champion Jessica Aguilar defends her title this weekend

It takes a lot of hard work to become the world's number one Mixed Martial Arts athlete in your weight class. Out MMA fighter Jessica Aguilar has always been willing to do that work.

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Anti-Gay Ugandan to lead UN? Not if Milton Allimadi can help it

New York based Ugandan advocate Milton Allimadi is fighting right now to make sure the United Nations does not name Sam Kutesa president of the General Assembly.

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Openly lesbian judge appointed to highest court in Puerto Rico

In what has been hailed as a historic moment, openly lesbian justice Maite Oronoz was appointed to the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

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Peruvian politician Carlos Bruce on coming out

Peruvian legislator and former cabinet minister Carlos Bruce came out last week and although he says his security detail has been doubled due to security concerns, he's glad to be out.

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Uruguayan Actor Federico Diaz Comes Out

Uruguayan born actor Federico Diaz, with a career in Mexico and the U.S. came out on twitter saying, in part, "I feel that God gave me a gift by making me gay."

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Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa points pen at church; supports civil unions in Peru

Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa recently drew international headlines when he criticized his country's Catholic Church for its stance on civil unions. Vargas Llosa described the church as "crassly ignorant" for saying that homosexuality was against the natural order and said passing civil unions would make Peru a more "decent" country. A libertarian and internationally read author, Vargas Llosa has spoken before in support of marriage equality.

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