A round up of Latin@ LGBT and allied organizing around the country showing the diversity of the people and groups involved. Events include a gathering in Los Angeles for the first International Day of Transgender Survivors on April 18th, a Latino Queer Arts and Film Festival April 16-19 also in Los Angeles and an awards presentation by GALALEI in Philadelphia on April 24th.
Yolando Arroyo Pizarro and Zulma Oliveras Vega are one of the Puerto Rican couples in the case before the court hoping to bring marriage equality to the island. The two have been together for six years and are raising their 16 year old daughter.
Hipolito Mejia, former president of the Dominican Republic and potential candidate once again made derogatory and offensive anti-gay statements while he was meeting with supporters in the New York/New Jersey area.
Honoring Civil Rights César Chávez on his birthday. Many LGBT advocates remember him as an early ally and mark his day in solidarity with the groups working on just wages, dignity, reform and justice throughout the country.
Co-founder of Somos Familia and founder of Out Proud Families, Laurin Mayeno, gives moms a space to talk about what they have learned as parents of LGBT and mixed raced children. The mom's share reflections on their journeys.