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LGBTQ* activism — first ever Latino Institute at National Creating Change Conference

Three weeks ago, I attended the 25th annual Creating Change Conference as part of a delegation from the University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT center. I was fortunate enough to be a part of their first ever Latino Institute — a full day of workshops focusing specifically on the intersection between a Latin@ and queer identity.

Being Latino
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February 12, 2013

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Talks about His Support for Marriage Equality

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed sat down with a local news and politics show, to discuss his support for marriage equality. Mayor Reed has only recently endorsed full marriage equality, previously having only supported civil unions. In so doing, Mayor Reed tells the story of his own personal evolution on marriage equality.

OPINION: In Bed With the President of Ghana?

WHEN my husband-to-be and I met the Ghanaian politician John Dramani Mahama at a friend’s wedding near Accra eight years ago, I liked him immediately. I kept up with his fortunes mostly through mutual friends, and I was happy to learn in 2009 that he had been elected his nation’s vice president.

The New York Times
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February 11, 2013

The Untold History of LGBT Latino Activism

Growing up in a working-class community around East L.A. after arriving from Mexico, I was always surrounded by Latinas and Latinos. Yet I always felt a little different. And although I later began to meet more Latinas and Latinos like myself, I always felt that there was an absence of LGBT Latino leadership. I soon realized that it wasn’t so much a lack of leadership, but rather that the narrative of LGBT activism was constructed in a way that purposely ignored people who looked like me.

http://www.lambdalegal.org/blog/the-untold-history-of-lgbt-latino-activism
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February 8, 2013

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