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Queer Latinas In Chicago Face Discrimination, Violence

07/29/2011 08:21 am ET | Updated Sep 28, 2011

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times

A new report released by Mujeres Latinas en Accion and Amigas Latinas July 28 shows disturbing rates of discrimination and violence impacting LGBT Latinas.

"Latina Portrait: Latina Queer Women in Chicago" surveyed 305 queer women in Chicago about their experiences ranging from everything from health and well-being to inequity within and beyond the city's LGBT community.

Researchers, who presented their findings in a panel discussion July 28, said some of their findings are alarming.

The survey—conducted in 2007, and just coming out now—sheds light on issues facing Chicago Latinas that researchers say is needed to address a myriad of disparities.

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