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.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) the nation’s oldest Latino civil rights organization voted on June 30 to adapt a resolution in favor of marriage equality. And the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has endorsed and is expected to announce support for same-sex marriage at its upcoming convention.
HRC recently revealed that the Church and other Catholic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, have financially supported NOM’s efforts to increase “hostility” between the LGBT and black communities; and to drive a wedge between LGBT Latinos and members of their own families by making "support for [so-called traditional] marriage a key badge of Latino identity."
Today GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released statistics showing broad support for LGBT people among the African American as well as the Latino and Hispanic communities.
This week, Salon.com teamed up with New America Media to run a series of coming out stories by LGBT youth of color and LGBT immigrant youth. Titled "Pariah Personals," the series is inspired by the recently released film "Pariah," a coming-of-age story about an African American teen named Alike, who is embracing her identity as a lesbian.
Non-profit digital media organization, Cuéntame has released the first videos of campaign called “An Honest Conversation” that focuses exclusively on LGBT issues in the Latino community
La organización mediática en línea, Cuéntame, ha publicado los primeros videos de la campaña “An Honest Conversation” que se centra exclusivamente en los temas LGBT en la comunidad latina.