Posts by Monica Trasandes, Director of Programs, Spanish-Language and Latinx Media

Ricky Martin & music artists lead Puerto Rico protests

Ricky Martin is among a number of artists and thousands of citizens calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló Rosselló finds himself in a massive political crisis in part because a trove of homophobic and misogynist communications that were recently made public. Impassioned messages for political change resounded from the Premios Juventud stage Thursday night.

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'One Day at a Time' and 'Vida' cast members share their reasons for voting

The November 6 election matters to so many of us, and for the Latinx community it can feel as if our rights hang in the balance.

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Spanish-language shows Un Nuevo Día, Despierta América, Caso Cerrado & more went purple & it was amazing!

Spanish-language shows from the super popular morning programs, Un Nuevo Día and Despierta América to Caso Cerrado all went purple for #SpiritDay and it was amazing! Many cast members shared personal messages of support for LGBTQ youth on their social media, helping to amplify an important message.Read More

Mexican embassies & consular offices from DF to DC, China to Italy participate in Spirit Day

Mexican embassies and consular offices from Houston to China participated in #Spirit Day, sharing a glorious number of photos of staff dressed in purple and sending messages of support. Mexico, through its consular and diplomatic network in the United States, was the first foreign government to join GLAAD’s Spirit Day campaign.

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Univision’s ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’ talk show airs anti-transgender comments after death of Mexican trans woman and sparks protests

Angela Ponce will compete in Miss Universe this December representing Spain, and she happens to be transgender. Many pageant participants and organizers have been supportive, but those opposed to trans inclusion had the spotlight last week, including Lupita Jones, director of Miss Universe in Mexico and herself a former Miss Universe. Jones was widely quoted in Spanish-language media saying trans women should not compete, which prompted a trans activist in Mexico, Itzel Ávila, to create a video in response. Ávila died, reportedly by suicide, shortly after posting the video.

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Administration misses deadline to reunite families; Some 700 kids still held

GLAAD is deeply disappointed that the Trump administration missed its deadline to reunite all of the refugee children and families they separated. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, some 700 children and families have not been reunited.

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LGBTQ advocates get ready to March June 30

LGBTQ activists will be joining millions of people Saturday, June 30 in marches nationwide to protest refugee family separation and the treatment of detainees. Many LGBTQ immigrants, particularly transgender women, have suffered in detention facilities that often put them in dangerous situations.

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Hollywood show runners stand up for refugee families

Like so many of us, writer and showrunner Tanya Saracho of Vida, on Starz, was shocked at media images of refugee children separated from their families.

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