Spanish-Language and Latino

LGBT stories that impact Spanish-speaking communities, and analysis of the media that serves those communities
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Sounds of Pride 2020

Whether you are staying safe at home or braving the outside world with your mask in tow at the end of this Pride month, GLAAD would love to introduce you to some new LGBTQ summer songs written by GLAAD Media Institute alumni and friends of GLAAD.

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GLAAD Joins Puerto Rican Activists to Call for an End to Anti-LGBTQ Violence on the Island

“They are hunting us and they are killing us," Pedro Julio Serrano told media at a press conference this week to denounce anti-LGBTQ violence in Puerto Rico. At least ten people have been killed in 15 months on the U.S. Territory, said Serrano who is Executive Director of Puerto Rico Para Tod@s and a spokesperson for the Broad Committee for the Search of Equity, or CABE in Spanish.

The recent and shocking deaths of two transgender women, Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos and Layla Peláez Sánchez, who were burned to death in a car, led to the most recent call to action, which GLAAD and a number of other national organizations joined. Two suspects were arrested in connection to the deaths of Velázquez Ramos and Peláez Sánchez, both of whom reportedly lived in New York and were visiting Puerto Rico.

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Credit: Monica Trasandes
February 14, 2020

GLAAD Media Institute Global Update: ¡Bienvenidos a Tijuana!

GLAAD’s Spanish Language & Latinx Media and Representation Director Monica Trasandes traveled to the city of Tijuana, Mexico this week. The US Consulate, along with the organization International Community Foundation, organized a forum for local LGBTQ organizations less than five miles from the border.

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