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

More Spanish-Language TV hosts, celebrities than ever participate in Spirit Day

Spirit Day 2014 enjoyed more support than ever from Spanish-language media hosts and celebrities and we could not be happier. Among the many who participated were Maria Elena Salinas the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision, Jose Díaz Balart and Maria Celeste Arrarás co-anchors of Noticiero Telemundo,Read More

Mexican governor tweets out support of same-sex couple

The governor of the Mexican state of Coahuila, Rubén Moreira, has gotten a bit of press for tweeting his congratulations to a same-sex couple that was able to wed in his state. We love that inclusive leadership.Read More

Latina and bisexual author Daisy Hernández on her new memoir

Great interview in Huffington Post Latino Voices by Braden Goyette with Latina and bisexual author Daisy Hernández about her new memoir, "A Cup of Water Under My Bed."Read More

Brazilian judge recognizes rights of baby with two moms

A Brazilian judge has ruled that a child born to a female couple and fathered by their friend can have all three parents on her birth certificate. According to a report in the BBC, the judge, Rafael Pagnon Cunha, said his decision would open up legal precedents all over Brazil. Read More

Young Colombian man commits suicide after relationship is uncovered by school

A heartbreaking story of anti-gay pressure that led to suicide in Colombia was well reported this week by Natalia Herrera Duran writing for El Espectador.Read More

GLAAD in Chile

GLAAD has been very excited to share what we've learned with advocates around the world who sometimes face incredibly tough situations.Read More

Colorado federal court strikes down state marriage ban

A Colorado federal court has ruled the state's amendment barring same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional.Read More

Organizaciones LGBT y sus aliados exigen que FIFA responda a la homofobia en el futbol

GLAAD unió a varias organizaciones de comunidades lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT) de los EE.UU., México, Argentina y Europa para enviar una carta abierta dirigida a FIFA pidiendo que tomen concretas acciones en contra de la homofobia en el futbol, algo que FIFA no hizo durante la Copa Mundial. Aunque los acuerdos de FIFA indican que fans que expresan palabras o comportamiento discriminatorio serían expulsados, la organización no hizo nada cuando los fans cantaron la palabra despectiva "puto" durante los juegos entre México vs Cameroon y México vs Brasil. Inclusive, cuando FARE (una organización contra el racismo en el futbol en Europa) pidió una investigación formal del uso de esta palabra anti-gay por los fans, FIFA concluyó que "la palabra no era ofensiva en este contexto." FIFA tomo esta decisión aunque muchos incluyendo Conapred, la agencia anti-discriminación de México ha dicho que la palabra si es ofensiva y dañina.Read More
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