Posts by Janet Arelis Quezada, Senior Strategist, Spanish-Language & Latinx Media

Transgender women in Mexico face human rights violations

A new report from the Transgender Law Center and the Cornell University Law School LGBT Clinic details the human rights violations faced by Mexican transgender women.

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Supreme Court hears arguments in historic case; LGBT advocates front and center

Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the challenge against President Obama's two executive actions on immigration. The decision is expected in June and will impact the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the United States, 267,000 of them who are LGBT.

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Two documentaries look for crowdfunding help, one from Mexico and one from the U.S.

Two documentarians are currently raising funds for post-production on their films, one in Mexico and one in the United States, both profiling strong activists that have taken stands for equality in their respective countries.

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Making discrimination visible: Making the immigration and LGBT connections

As anti-gay and anti-transgender bills are being considered and passed in North Carolina and now Mississippi, gay and transgender immigrants are noticing a trend.

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Honey Maid debuts new ad with Latino dad and his gay son and son-in-law

Honey Maid recently premiered an ad in Spanish in which a dad talks about accepting his adult gay son and son-in-law. The ad is part of their "This Is Wholesome" campaign and has been highlighted in an article in Adweek.

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I see you, I know you, I love you

MiTú, the popular digital network that shares Latino inspired content launched in 2012, shares a love poem with its audience in the video Chicano 2.0: Queer Xicanas. The refrain of the poetic narration says "This is for the queer brown folks…I see you, I know you, I love you."Read More

The National Hispanic Latino Agenda demonstrates their deep support for LGBTQ Latinos in their policy statements

On Monday a coalition of 40 Latino organizations operating as the National Hispanic Latino Agenda sent out a press release highlighting their policy priorities which include strong support for issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Latinos. Although some of the member organizations, significantly the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), have demonstrated their vocal support of LGBTQ issues in the past, this announcement is important both because of the broad cross-section of support that each of these leading organizations represent but also because of the specificity and comprehensiveness of the policy initiatives they included.Read More

A historic LGBT candidacy in the Dominican Republic

42-year-old Deivis Ventura is the first openly gay man running for a seat as a diputado, or representative in the Dominican Republic's equivalent of the House of Representatives. His candidacy comes with the support of the Ciudadanos Más, an initiative to position leaders from traditionally excluded minorities in the political field.

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