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Neo-Nazi Killing of Gay Man Moves Chile Toward Law

Prosecutors in Chile asked for murder charges Wednesday in the death of a young gay man whose attackers brutally beat him and carved swastikas into his body.

Daniel Zamudio died Tuesday night, 25 days after he was attacked. The case has prompted a national debate in Chile over hate crimes, with President Sebastian Pinera saying from Asia that his government won't rest until a proposed anti-discrimination law is passed.

Associated Press
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March 28, 2012

Ricky Martin gets GLAAD

Ricky Martin was honored at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards held last night in New York City. The Puerto Rican singer and newly minted Evita star took home the Spanish-Language Outstanding Music Artist award for his album, Música + Alma + Sexo.

Although Martin skipped the celebrity-studded event, he expressed his thanks for the award, tweeting “Last night I won a @Glaad award! I am honored and thankful and would like to dedicate it to #DanielZamudio and his family #Chile.”

NBC Latino
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March 26, 2012

El FBI y Departamento de Justicia Capacitarán a Autoridades Puertorriqueñas para Manejar Crímenes de Odio

A casi un año de que GLAAD y otros instaron al Presidente Obama y a los medios a tratar los asesinatos de personas LGBT en Puerto Rico, el Departamento de Justicia ha confirmado que realizará talleres de capacitación para autoridades puertorriqueña para manejar los crímenes de odio.

UPDATE: Federal Agencies to Conduct Hate Crime Trainings for Puerto Rican Law Enforcement Officials

Almost a year after GLAAD and others urged President Obama and the media to address murders of LGBT people in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that they will conduct training sessions on hate crimes for Puerto Rican law enforcement officials.

Imperdible e Innovadora Novela de Telemundo Trata Temas LGBT y Otros Más

En cuanto al tratamiento inclusivo de temas LGBT, rompe el molde la novela provocativa y moderna de Telemundo, “Relaciones Peligrosas” por su representación justa de las altas y bajas de la vida de su--hasta ahora—único personaje gay. Se transmite por Telemundo de lunes a viernes a las 10pm/9pm tiempo del centro.

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