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

Eduardo Verastegui of Prop. 8 fame headlines local carnival

Actor and anti-LGBT equality advocate Eduardo Verastegui was invited to the Huntington Park Spring festival this weekend to serve as its "King," making members of the Latino Equality Alliance and others unhappy.

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Puerto Rico couple sues to have marriage recognized

A couple have brought a suit to have their relationship recognized.  In 1999 Puerto Rican lawmakers banned the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

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Superestrella Jennifer Lopez será honrada por GLAAD

La superestrella mundial Jennifer Lopez será honrada en la vigésima quinta entrega de los premios GLAAD en Los Ángeles se anunció hoy.  La noticia fue anunciada por Marc Malkin de E!

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CNN en Español will air "Journey Of The Gay Athlete" in Spanish

This Saturday CNN en Español will air "Journey Of The Gay Athlete" dubbed in Spanish and called "La Travesia del Atleta Gay." The documentary first aired in English in January. Check your local listings for the time.

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Sebastian Ligarde: the happy and out and busy heartthrob

Sebastian Ligarde, the Mexican soap opera star who came out in 2013, will be co-starring in not just one but two novelas: "Cosita Linda" and "Sangre en el Divan."

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Know your rights: LGBT town hall in LA on retirement planning and more

Recent Supreme Court decisions have meant that married same-sex couples gained many federal benefits. If you are a married same-sex couple, or thinking about marriage, an LGBT parent with minor children, or/and an LGBT individual who is planning for retirement, you may have a lot of questions about how changes in laws could affect you.

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Uruguay's president: denying marriage to gay couples is 'torture'

Uruguay's president Jose "Pepe" Mujica grabbed some headlines when he said denying marriage to gay and lesbian couples was a form of torture.

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And then they came for me: Arizona, LGBT equality and immigrant issues

Although the LGBT community and our allies recently celebrated the veto of SB 1062 in Arizona, the fact that such a bill even made it to the governor's desk was distressing. Unfortunately, as we know, the LGBT community was not the first group to be singled out for discrimination in Arizona. Latino and immigrant communities have long felt targeted by laws like SB 1070, which forced law enforcement to inquire about a person's legal status—if they "suspected" them of being undocumented. Since blue-eyed blonde Canadians who've overstayed their visas are very unlikely to be "suspected" of being undocumented, SB 1070 was considered likely to invite racial profiling. Unfortunately that didn't stop Gov. Jan Brewer from signing the bill, which was later partially overturned.

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