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Let's talk about that word: Mexico's soccer team and anti-gay epithets

Mexico's national soccer team just released a campaign titled, loosely, "Together for soccer," that includes a video in which players discuss the need to respect everyone in their diverse audience. The need for such a campaign arises because Mexico's fans often chant "puto," an anti-gay pejorative in many Spanish-speaking countries.
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Must See, Must Share: PSAs with a great message

Chile's Fundación Todo Mejora (It Gets Better) recently launched a great video campaign in which actors read letters from young people who have been or are being bulled. In one, an actor reads a letter from a student who says "I feel very alone. I thought I had friends but when people say homophobic things to me, no one says anything. I feel so alone.

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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.
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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.
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