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LGBT stories that impact Spanish-speaking communities, and analysis of the media that serves those communities

Prominent N.Y. same-sex marriage opponent’s son backs issue

The son of a New York lawmaker who vehemently opposes marriage rights for same-sex couples on Wednesday announced he now supports nuptials for gays and lesbians.

“My decision, which comes after years of thought and reflection on the issue, is informed by the experiences I have had with close friends, family and loved ones,” Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., said in a statement.

The Washington Blade
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March 28, 2013

Argentine gay activist criticizes Pope Francis

Rev. Victor Bracuto of the Metropolitan Community Church in Buenos Aires, pointed out Francis’ advocacy for the poor and speaking out against corruption. He also highlighted the pontiff’s opposition to Argentina’s same-sex marriage and gender identity laws and his reputed ties to the military junta. Bracuto described the conclave’s decision to elect Francis as a “strategic political decision” in a statement he e-mailed to the Blade.

Washington Blade
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March 15, 2013

Smash, How to Survive a Plague among GLAAD Media Award Recipients in New York

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in 16 of this year's 33 media categories at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented nationally by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo and locally by Delta Air Lines at the New York Marriott Marquis and Suites in New York on Saturday night.

LGBT groups say Pope Francis must embrace gays

'For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform,' said Herndon Graddick (pictured), president of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. 'In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times,' he added. 'In Pope Benedict’s short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely.'

Gay Star News
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March 13, 2013

Pope Francis Against Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption

"For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform. In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely. This, in spite of the fact, that the Catholic hierarchy had been abetting in the cover up the widespread abuse of children within its care. We hope this Pope will trade in his red shoes for a pair of sandals and spend a lot less time condemning and a lot more time foot-washing."

Huffington Post
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March 13, 2013

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