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

Peruvian politician Carlos Bruce on coming out

Peruvian legislator and former cabinet minister Carlos Bruce came out last week and although he says his security detail has been doubled due to security concerns, he's glad to be out.Read More

Uruguayan Actor Federico Diaz Comes Out

Uruguayan born actor Federico Diaz, with a career in Mexico and the U.S. came out on twitter saying, in part, "I feel that God gave me a gift by making me gay."Read More


Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa points pen at church; supports civil unions in Peru

Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa recently drew international headlines when he criticized his country's Catholic Church for its stance on civil unions. Vargas Llosa described the church as "crassly ignorant" for saying that homosexuality was against the natural order and said passing civil unions would make Peru a more "decent" country. A libertarian and internationally read author, Vargas Llosa has spoken before in support of marriage equality.Read More

Jennifer Lopez talks about her support of LGBT community while accepting Vanguard Award

Jennifer Lopez accepted the Vanguard Award on Saturday during the 25th annual GLAAD Awards. During her acceptance speech, she remembered her late Aunt Marisa, who was a lesbian, saying that she was a big inspiration for the work she does to support the LGBT community.Read More

Jennifer Lopez, Rita Moreno y Lupita Nyong'o en los Premios GLAAD

Anoche los ganadores de los Premios GLAAD en 12 de 39 categorías fueron anunciados en la vigésima quinta entrega de los Premios GLAAD. Jennifer Lopez recibió el Premio Vanguardia presentado por Rita Moreno. Lupita Nyong'o presento el premio para Mejor Documental.Read More

Eduardo Verastegui of Prop. 8 fame headlines local carnival

Actor and anti-LGBT equality advocate Eduardo Verastegui was invited to the Huntington Park Spring festival this weekend to serve as its "King," making members of the Latino Equality Alliance and others unhappy.

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Puerto Rico couple sues to have marriage recognized

A couple have brought a suit to have their relationship recognized.  In 1999 Puerto Rican lawmakers banned the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions.

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