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Every happy family is different: recognition for diverse families in Latin America

Happy families all start with love, but that doesn't mean they look the same. For years children have been raised by grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles, single moms, single dads, two moms, two dads, transgender parents, etc., but not all of these families are recognized at the hospital, in the schoolyard or the court house. In Latin America, a lot of LGBT advocates are finding creative ways to shine a light on diverse families.
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Two women, one daughter, a beautiful island and a big struggle for equality

Yolando Arroyo Pizarro and Zulma Oliveras Vega are one of the Puerto Rican couples in the case before the court hoping to bring marriage equality to the island. The two have been together for six years and are raising their 16 year old daughter.

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Latina baker says no to hate speech

Marjorie Silva, owner of Azucar Bakery and Peruvian Café, from Denver, Colorado refused to write a homophobic message on a bible-shaped cake for a client. Her actions are getting support and attention. "Al Rojo Vivo" covered the story on Spanish-language media.
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January 20, 2015

Finally, they were able to say "yes"

Victor Manuel Aguirre and Fernando Urias, a gay couple in Northern Mexico, remained strong in the face of adversity.

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November 24, 2014

Regional superstars "Los Tigres del Norte" pen a song about same-sex love

One of Mexico's leading bands has a new song in support of the LGBT community.

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In Oregon, LGBT lives are at a crossroads

Imagine what it would be like not to be able to complete errands or respond to an emergency because you did not have access to a driver's license. Many undocumented immigrants, transgender people and those who share these intersected identities deal with this every day.
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