Posts by Janet Arelis Quezada, Senior Strategist, Spanish-Language & Latinx Media

Making discrimination visible: Making the immigration and LGBT connections

As anti-gay and anti-transgender bills are being considered and passed in North Carolina and now Mississippi, gay and transgender immigrants are noticing a trend.

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Honey Maid debuts new ad with Latino dad and his gay son and son-in-law

Honey Maid recently premiered an ad in Spanish in which a dad talks about accepting his adult gay son and son-in-law. The ad is part of their "This Is Wholesome" campaign and has been highlighted in an article in Adweek.Read More

I see you, I know you, I love you

MiTú, the popular digital network that shares Latino inspired content launched in 2012, shares a love poem with its audience in the video Chicano 2.0: Queer Xicanas. The refrain of the poetic narration says "This is for the queer brown folks…I see you, I know you, I love you."Read More

The National Hispanic Latino Agenda demonstrates their deep support for LGBTQ Latinos in their policy statements

On Monday a coalition of 40 Latino organizations operating as the National Hispanic Latino Agenda sent out a press release highlighting their policy priorities which include strong support for issues that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Latinos. Although some of the member organizations, significantly the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), have demonstrated their vocal support of LGBTQ issues in the past, this announcement is important both because of the broad cross-section of support that each of these leading organizations represent but also because of the specificity and comprehensiveness of the policy initiatives they included.Read More

A historic LGBT candidacy in the Dominican Republic

42-year-old Deivis Ventura is the first openly gay man running for a seat as a diputado, or representative in the Dominican Republic's equivalent of the House of Representatives. His candidacy comes with the support of the Ciudadanos Más, an initiative to position leaders from traditionally excluded minorities in the political field. Read More

Y los nominados de la 27ª edición de los Premios GLAAD son ... #glaadawards

GLAAD anunció los nominados de la 27ª edición de los Premios GLAAD para los Medios de Comunicación. Los Premios GLAAD reconocen y honran los medios por la representación equitativa, exacta, justa e inclusiva de la comunidad LGBT y los temas que afectan sus vidas. Los Premios GLAAD también apoyan el trabajo de GLAAD de amplificar las historias de la comunidad LGBT y los temas que contribuyen al apoyo para la igualdad.Read More

An anthem to love from a popular judge on Univision's La Banda

A judge from the popular boy band competition show on Univision has a released a song and video dedicated to true love that includes a lesbian couple and a gay couple.Read More

First trans woman elected to Venezuelan National Assembly

Tamara Adrián became the first trans woman elected to Venezuelan National Assembly today when she won her seat during the elections held there on Sunday, December 6, 2015.Read More
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