Journalist Oscar Lopez wrote an in-depth and interesting piece in newsweek.com about the acceptance of LGBT people within Latino communities. He included GLAAD's Director of Spanish-language media, Monica Trasandes, in the piece, "A Latino Coming Out Story." Trasandes discusses the importance of increased visibility in news, reality and telenovelas for LGBTQ characters but notes that writers still need to be challenged to create characters, especially in comedies, that go beyond the broad stereotype. She notes that increasingly coverage of the LGBTQ community in Spanish-language media has moved "“from being this controversial issue to being something more personal in a way that didn’t treat the LGBT community as ‘the other’ but as part of the culture—these are LGBT Latinos.”
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