Despite general misconception that Latinos are conservative when it comes to gay marriage, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that 59 percent of U.S. Latinos say homosexuality should be accepted by society. Second generation Hispanics go further, with 68 percent of those surveyed saying the same.
Many who are part of the LGBT community are important activists who have broken boundaries and advocate across both the LGBT and Latino communities. Some have been hailed as national heros, other have made a life helping others, while others are making history.
Here are members of the Latino LGBT community we wanted to honor during this Gay Pride month:
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