Spanish Language and Latinx Media

GLAAD serves as a resource to Spanish and English-language Latino media outlets to ensure fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people.

In Spanish-language media, representations of LGBTQ people are quickly growing. In 2015, 33 segments were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards. Among them were excellent stories on transgender youth, on both Univision's respected newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora and on the CNN en Español show Encuentro.

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For Journalists/Recursos para periodistas:

DOMA y la Proposición 8 | Cobertura Objetiva de Personas y Temas TransgéneroGuía para los Medios: Terminología Gay, Lesbiana, Bisexual y Transgénero | Cobertura Objetiva de los Deportes y la Comunidad LGBTQ

Did You Know?

  • Latino support for LGBTQ issues is strong and ever growing.
    • 59% say that homosexuality should be accepted by society.
    • 54% support marriage between same-sex couples, outpacing the population as a whole, of which 53% support marriage for gay couples, according to a 2012 Gallup poll.
    • According to a 2010 Bendixen & Amandi International poll:
      • 80% of Latinos believe gay people often face discrimination
      • 83% of Latinos support housing and employment non-discrimination protections
      • 73% of Latinos support gays and lesbians serving openly in the military
      • 75% of Latinos support school policies to prevent harassment and bullying of students who are or are perceived to be gay
      • 55% of Latinos (and 68% of Latino Catholics) say that being gay is morally acceptable
  • Fher Olvera, the lead singer of popular Mexican group Maná is an LGBTQ ally who recently wrote about his support of marriage equality. Fher and his wife, television presenter Mónica Noguera join many other Latino celebrities who have spoken out in support of LGBTQ people and issues, including Sofía Vergara, Olga Tañón, Rene Pérez of Calle 13, Kate del Castillo, Angélica Vale, Oscar de la Hoya, Lucía Méndez and many others.
  • For primetime entertainment programming, Spanish-language media outlets still mostly import shows from Latin America but are increasingly producing more shows in the U.S. Of the Spanish-language broadcast and cable networks producing news shows in the U.S. (Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español), many of them are shared with Latin American audiences as well.