Growing up Latina, I was taught the importance of family from an early age. Our families are at the center of everything we do; they are there for us during the most significant moments of our lives and the most painful ones. As Latinos, we are taught to support all of our family members unconditionally, no matter the circumstance. It’s part of who we are.
On any given week this year immigration reform and same-sex marriage will take turns as the hottest political topic in America. While many Americans sit back and watch these two movements take their course, there’s one group that will fight both battles tirelessly: the LGBT Latino community.
When 42-year-old Ruby Corado was 16, her parents had her immigrate to the United States from El Salvador to escape the civil war. She says that when she arrived in Washington D.C. in 1986, she noticed that there were very few resources for Latinos in the area, and none for LGBT Latinos.
Con la creación de las leyes 22 y 23, el gobernador Alejandro García Padilla extendió hoy la protección a la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transexual y transgénero (LGBTT) contra el discrimen en los centros de empleo y la protección igualitaria de la Ley 54 de Violencia Doméstica.
On May 24, Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives passed a comprehensive LGBT rights bill, prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment, housing, governmental services, public accommodations, and private entities. Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has pledged to sign the bill into law.