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

Become one more spokesperson for equality and acceptance, says video

A new video released by Florida Equality directs a message from children and parents in Florida who are part of the LGBT and allied Latino community to the broader Latino community asking them to speak out for equality. Read More

Brazilian police attack of transgender woman draws national attention

Veronica Bolina, a transgender woman from Brazil who was brutally beaten by police had drawn national and international attention, reported Gay Star News. Her supporters have circulated graphic pictures of her in cuffs during her arrest and another showing heavy bruising. A hashtag has been created and shared #somostodasveronica (weareallveronica) to bring attention to her case.

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Many voices; LGBT Latin@ organizing for change

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.

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Two women, one daughter, a beautiful island and a big struggle for equality

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.

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Dominican presidential candidate disparages LGBT people during appearances in New York

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.

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Remembering César Chávez

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.

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Puerto Rican administration no longer defending marriage ban

The Governor of Puerto Rico and his administration decided to no longer defend the marriage equality ban. Advocate Pedro Julio Serrano from Puerto Rico Para Tod@s reacts.

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Queer, undocumented visual artist Julio Salgado speaks out

An artist speaks out through his visual work about being both undocumented and LGBT. He answered GLAAD's questions about his work and shared some of his pieces to accompany the interview.

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