Spanish-Language Media

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

Panama's Boy Scouts Also Close Door to Gay People

Panama's National Scouts' Association has adopted a policy to prohibit gay people from being scouts or scout leaders, and in addition, a representative of the organization has said that it plans to "help" change the sexual orientation of those who are gay. Meanwhile, Costa Rica's Scouts' association has affirmed its respect for the sexual orientation of all its members.

Notimex (via El Diario la Prensa)
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July 20, 2012

5 Tips for Bullied LGBT Youth

The type of bullying I experienced in middle school was subtle, and its effect even more so. I never expressed the pain they inflicted on me, simply because I did not want any more attention. Within me, however, their bullying and words had sparked a battle between my culture's machismo, my Roman Catholic background, and a sexual part of me that just wouldn't go away. I thus graduated middle school very disturbed, dreading the possibility of my homosexuality and the future it held. I was scared of potential abandonment and of the teachings of people in positions of power in my church.

Huffington Post
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July 12, 2012

Introducing "Familia Es Familia": A Groundbreaking Latino & LGBT Public Education Campaign

Yesterday at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)'s annual conference, twenty-one leading national Hispanic/Latino organizations announced their endorsement of a first-of-its kind, comprehensive public-education campaign called "Familia es Familia," which aims to strengthen Latino voices to build support within the Latino community for acceptance of their LGBT family members.

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