Latina Catholic Offers LGBT Perspective to CNN en Español Story on Pope

GLAAD worked with the producers of Conclusiones on CNN en Español to ensure that the voices of gay people were included in a story on the Pope’s recent statements on marriage. Lourdes Rodriguez-Nogues, president of Dignity USA, gave a great nearly ten-minute interview in which she discussed her own faith and explained that many Catholics do not feel they must choose between faith and support of the LGBT people they love—instead they embrace both. Recent polls show growing support for marriage equality among Catholics, including Latino Catholics. A report last year from the Public Religion Research Institute showed that nearly 6‐in‐10 (57%) of Latino Catholics in California said they would vote to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Congratulations to Lourdes and to CNN for airing this inclusive and interesting piece.

To see part of the interview, please visit or watch below:

Related Stories


Interscope Records

GLAAD and Interscope Records today released “Hands,” a musical tribute to the victims of Orlando, featuring Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor. The tribute will be made available in the U.S. at iTunes exclusively.