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

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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Compren sus boletos ya para el festival de cine Fusion!

El festival de cine Fusion vendrá a Los Ángeles, Marzo 14-16. Establecido en el 2004, Fusion se enfoca en el trabajo de cineastas LGBT de color. Además de proyecciones cinematográficas también incluye al Fusion Lab, una colección de cinematografías y clases, y InFusion, un programa que conecta a productores y directores de cine.

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Excellent profile of three transgender Latinas

Three transgender women tell their stories, bringing to life the experiences of women like them, living in the United States.

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An ambasador with guts--oh, and a husband

When James "Wally" Brewster arrived in Santo Domingo recently, he did so as a proud gay man, taking his new post as U.S. ambassador with his husband Bob Satawake beside him. Brewster and his husband even filmed a short video talking about their lives and reasons for wanting to live in the Dominican Republic.

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Excellent commentary on anti-gay laws worldwide

Excellent commentary on "Open Source with Leon Krauze" on Fusion, the new Univision/ABC network aimed at millenial Latinos

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No more fear, no more hiding--the gift immigrants would love this holiday season

Are you spending the holidays with your family? Felipe isn’t.

Felipe, a gay man from Brazil, came to the U.S. to live with his older sister because his mom was sick and could no longer take care of him. Unable to move here legally, Felipe’s mom has missed countless Christmases, birthdays and even Felipe’s wedding

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Hispanic caucus endorses ENDA

The Washington Blade reports that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted Wednesday to endorse the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, (ENDA) legislation, which would prohibit anti-LGBT bias in the workforce, as a result of a resolution proposed by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.).

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Argentine transgender TV presenter fights media ridicule

Popular Argentine TV presenter Florencia Trinidad made a powerful video in which she discusses just how painful it is to for her and other trans women to be ridiculed in media.

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