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The National Hispanic Latino Agenda demonstrates their deep support for LGBTQ Latinos in their policy statements

On Monday a coalition of 40 Latino organizations operating as the National Hispanic Latino Agenda sent out a press release highlighting their policy priorities which include strong support for issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Latinos. Although some of the member organizations, significantly the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), have demonstrated their vocal support of LGBTQ issues in the past, this announcement is important both because of the broad cross-section of support that each of these leading organizations represent but also because of the specificity and comprehensiveness of the policy initiatives they included.
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Increíble apoyo para #SpiritDay para llamar atención al bullying

Hoy es #SpiritDay cuando nos vestimos de morada para llamar atención al bullying o acoso escolar en contra de jóvenes LGBT. Entre los participantes ya se han sumado el elenco de Un Nuevo Día en Telemundo y el elenco de Despierta América en Univision.

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Many voices; LGBT Latin@ organizing for change

A round up of Latin@ LGBT and allied organizing around the country showing the diversity of the people and groups involved. Events include a gathering in Los Angeles for the first International Day of Transgender Survivors on April 18th, a Latino Queer Arts and Film Festival April 16-19 also in Los Angeles and an awards presentation by GALALEI in Philadelphia on April 24th.

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Hold Alaska Representative Don Young Accountable for Anti-Latino Comments

Following public outcry after U.S. Representative Don Young (R-AK) used a racial slur to describe immigrant farm workers during a radio interview this week, Young issued what many are considering a half-hearted apology.

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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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National Latino Organizations Support Marriage Equality

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.

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