Being Gay and Latina

Latina Magazine
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April 18, 2013

Mexican American singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez is best known for coming in third on the first season of The Voice, but the 28-year-old artist has been making music since she was 16. Born and raised in Tacoma, Washington, Martinez moved to Los Angeles after signing with Republic Records. Her single "Come Along," which features Voice mentor CeeLo Green, is an upbeat freedom anthem that recently rose to #24 on America’s Music Charts almost a year after it was released. We caught up with the openly gay artist to talk about success after The Voice.

The May 2013 issue of Latina magazine includes a page, "Being Gay and Latina" that includes a Q&A with Vicci Martinez, a finalist on The Voice. An earlier online story profiled Vicci.The story in the May issue also includes a survey showing strong Latino support for marriage equality and includes three Latinas who are out and proud, including Mary Gonales, the first openly gay Latina in the Texas state house.