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¡Aguas! Aristemo is back, MasterChef Latino’s Gay Contestants, and Outfest!

https://wearemitu.com/things-that-matter/queer-latinas-california-is-considering-funding-for-lesbian-bisexual-and-queer-health/Lots to catch on TV!

LGBTQ Latinx folks have had a few things to watch as of late, in both English and Spanish, including several segments for Pride month, including one on the history of Stonewall and profiles of LGBTQ Latinx leaders on the popular morning show Despierta América, by reporter Luis Sandoval. Two gay contestants were part of Telemundo’s MasterChef Latino cast – Dennis Escalante and Javier Seañez. You can catch the show on Sunday or at Telemundo.com. On the show, both chefs shared their experiences as gay men.

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"El Gordo y la Flaca" talk show airs anti-transgender comments after death of Mexican trans woman and sparks protests

Angela Ponce will compete in Miss Universe this December representing Spain, and she happens to be transgender. Many pageant participants and organizers have been supportive, but those opposed to trans inclusion had the spotlight last week, including Lupita Jones, director of Miss Universe in Mexico and herself a former Miss Universe. Jones was widely quoted in Spanish-language media saying trans women should not compete, which prompted a trans activist in Mexico, Itzel Ávila, to create a video in response. Ávila died, reportedly by suicide, shortly after posting the video.

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