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LGBT stories that impact Spanish-speaking communities, and analysis of the media that serves those communities
Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo is exploring her family history and finding LGBT people weren't discussed in her family. In her film, Memories of a Penitent Heart, she explores the relationship between her gay uncle, her devoutly Roman Catholic grandmother, Puerto Rican culture, and a world that was waking up to the reality of AIDS.
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Univision news program Primer Impacto aired a segment to educate its viewers on the violence and discrimination transgender people face around the world, and to remember the lives lost to anti-transgender violence.
In a recent interview with Latina.com, actress Sara Ramírez reaffirmed her commitment and support as an ally to the LGBT community.
GLAAD joins millions in celebrating the gains made for LGBT Americans in this election, including LGBT Latinos. Many LGBT Latinos and allies worked hard to ensure victory for equality.
GLAAD se une a millones en celebrar las victorias para la comunidad LGBT, incluidos los latinos LGBT, en esta elección. Fueron muchos los latinos LGBT y aliados que trabajaron duro para asegurar de que hubiera una victoria por la igualdad.
GLAAD’s Director of Spanish-Language Media Monica Trasandes was recently profiled by Latina.com as part of its Inspiring Latina series.
For citizens who are casting votes today in four states – Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington – there is a chance that at least one of those contests will make history as it becomes the first in the nation where voters approve marriage equality at the ballot box and for the first time, minority voters may tip the balance in favor of marriage equality.