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

Model and actress Patricia Velasquez comes out in new memoir

Former top model Patricia Velasquez has is about to publish a memoir in which she discusses coming out as a lesbian.Read More

Story shines light on abuse faced by transgender immigrant being held in male facility

The Huffington Post's Roque Planas did an excellent article on transgender immigrant Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, who is being held in an all-male detention center. Read More

Chile approves civil unions

Advocates in Chile are celebrating after civil unions were approved Jan. 28Read More

Ricky Martin - alive and very well, thank you very much

Ricky Martin was recently the subject of a hoax purporting the out and proud singer had died in a car accident.Read More

Good coverage in Spanish-language media of historic marriage day in Florida

A personal and celebratory tone marked most of the media stories on marriage equality in Florida that GLAAD has been seeing, most appropriate when covering a story about love.Read More

Ten Big Accomplishments in Spanish-Language and Latino Media in 2014

At GLAAD we're often asked how LGBT equality is doing in Latino USA and in Spanish-speaking countries. The answer isn't simple, not a thumbs up or thumbs down. It's instead complex, just like the world in which we live. We've seen many setbacks but also some wins. Let's take a minute to celebrate the good high points, because there were lots of them. Here's our top ten list of moments that mattered in Spanish-Language media in 2014. Read More

Documentary airing Sunday tells story of three courageous LA trans women

On Sunday, Dec. 14, Univision and Pivot will air Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity which follows three transgender women who left Mexico and made new lives in Los Angeles. The show airs at 8 p.m. ET on Pivot and at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Univision.Read More

Juan Pablo Jaramillo, well-known Colombian YouTuber, comes out of the closet

Juan Pablo Jaramillo, a young Colombian with lots of youtube fans, recently came out in a very personal and thoughtful video that's gotten millions of re-tweets.Read More
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