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

GLAAD calls on media to keep spotlight on most vulnerable immigrants, including transgender asylum seekers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement may have deleted critical surveillance video that would have helped tell the story of the last few days of Roxsána Hernández, a transgender Honduran woman and asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

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¡Aguas! Connecting you to interesting Latinx media, art & cultural happenings

Several books with LGBTQ inclusive storylines are getting lots of ink recently, including “Cantoras” by writer Carolina de Robertis which was listed in Entertainment Weekly’s fall books preview. “The author sensitively and singularly touches on themes of queerness, community, and perseverance,” writes EW’s David Canfield. “Cantoras” has made several other lists, including Refinery 29 and is a finalist for the Kirkus Prize .

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Spanish-Language shows and Latinx leaders represent on Spirit Day

Once again, we saw amazing, inspiring participation on Spirit Day by Latinx celebrities and the casts of Spanish-Language shows. Here are just a few of the shows and individuals who participated. More soon!Read More

Surviving that night

He was a boy. Only 17. It was the night of his birthday and he was out celebrating. And then a nearly unspeakable thing happened. Life went on but Erick, the protagonist of the new documentary “One Taxi Ride” (“Un Viaje en Taxi”), never stopped being haunted by the event. In fact, the tagline is “He took a taxi one night… and arrived home 10 years later.”

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Novela about a young gay couple premieres tonight on Univision

We couldn’t be more excited for fans of Aristemo, the couple who are two of the lead characters of El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca on Univision. Fans of Aris (Emilio Osorio) and Temo (Joaquín Bondoni) have been rooting for their love story to continue since the couple appeared on Mi Marido Tiene Más Familia on Univision last year. That novela won a GLAAD Media Award, tying with Élite on Netflix.

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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 misogynistic 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
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