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

Chilean artist releases an inclusive video and song

A well-known Chilean pop singer has released a song and video to show support LGBT youth. Read More

Venezuelan PSA uses fun message to challenge homophobia

A great new PSA by Fundacion Reflejos in Venezuela uses a fun message to challenge homophobia. The video and related hashtag #Nosoydistint@ (#Iamnodifferent) are designed to remind viewers that people should not be treated differently because they are LGBT. Read More

Mexican business airs TV ad with two moms, many say a first for the country

An ad aired on Mexican TV with two moms, many say this is a first for the country. The ad is for an online shopping site called Segundamano. Read More

Nicoll, a transgender immigrant woman from Guatemala, freed from detention

Nicoll Hernandez-Polanco, a transgender woman from Guatemala was finally freed from detention. Advocates march today throughout the country calling for immigrant rights and worker's rights.Read More

Become one more spokesperson for equality and acceptance, says video

A new video released by Florida Equality directs a message from children and parents in Florida who are part of the LGBT and allied Latino community to the broader Latino community asking them to speak out for equality. Read More

Brazilian police attack of transgender woman draws national attention

Veronica Bolina, a transgender woman from Brazil who was brutally beaten by police had drawn national and international attention, reported Gay Star News. Her supporters have circulated graphic pictures of her in cuffs during her arrest and another showing heavy bruising. A hashtag has been created and shared #somostodasveronica (weareallveronica) to bring attention to her case.Read More

Many voices; LGBT Latin@ organizing for change

A round up of Latin@ LGBT and allied organizing around the country showing the diversity of the people and groups involved. Events include a gathering in Los Angeles for the first International Day of Transgender Survivors on April 18th, a Latino Queer Arts and Film Festival April 16-19 also in Los Angeles and an awards presentation by GALALEI in Philadelphia on April 24th. Read More

Two women, one daughter, a beautiful island and a big struggle for equality

Yolando Arroyo Pizarro and Zulma Oliveras Vega are one of the Puerto Rican couples in the case before the court hoping to bring marriage equality to the island. The two have been together for six years and are raising their 16 year old daughter. Read More
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