Spanish-Language and Latino

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

On National Immigration Day of Action, Nation's Leading LGBT Advocacy Organizations Stand in Solidarity for Immigration Reform

Today national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations join local, state and national immigration, civil rights and LGBT groups and advocates marching for justice for all immigrants on National Immigration Day of Action.

La Santa Cecilia humanizes immigration debate with video ‘El Hielo’

Political music need not be angry, loud or violent to get its point across. Such is the case with the moving ballad of “El Hielo (ICE)”, the new video for Los Angeles-based Chicano conjunto group La Santa Cecilia. “El Hielo (ICE)” tells the story of a group of undocumented citizens who work at the same restaurant.

Voxxi
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April 10, 2013

Religious Leaders Unite for LGBT Rights in Immigration Reform Bill

As momentum builds in Congress for LGBT equality, locally, in New York, nearly 100 local interfaith leaders have signed a letter to Senator Charles Schumer to include equal protection for LGBT families in immigration reform legislation.
“In the last two weeks we have seen an unprecedented amount of senators step forward in favor of equal marriage rights for same sex couples,” said Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc. “They’ve talked about their journey and support…this immigration battle is the first opportunity to demonstrate their support.”

The Jewish Daily Forward
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April 8, 2013

Karina Hermosillo de 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' quiere ser la primera reina gay

Desde que Karina Hermosillo se presentó en las pruebas de Arizona con el deseo de ser la próxima "Nuestra Belleza Latina", sintió que debía ser valiente y desde un principio compartir su verdad, esa con la que sueña ser libre y hacer libre a todos aquellos que sufren por la discriminación y el prejuicio. Lo primero que dijo es "Soy lesbiana y estoy orgullosa de serlo". Hubo quienes la criticaron y otros que la aplaudieron.

Huffington Post Voces
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April 3, 2013

Ya es Hora

I've known that I was gay since the first grade. But while Latinos are widely known for having close-knit, large extended families, certain issues we just don't talk about. And this was one of them. This week the Supreme Court is hearing two landmark cases on gay rights. It's a perfect time to start the conversation with our families, and I call on all my hermanos y hermanas to lend your voices to a topic that silently resonates with every Latino family in America.

Huff Post Latino Voices
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April 1, 2013

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