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The Growing, Neglected Challenges of LGBT Latino Elders

Robert Espinoza | Posted 06.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Latino elders who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender face additional challenges as they age, compounded by barriers rooted in their racial and ethnic identities, as well as LGBT stigma and discrimination.

Driving While Black and Brown and LGBTQ

Janet Arelis Quezada | Posted 06.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Arelis Quezada

We were two women in a car, holding hands and sleepily making plans for the week. That's when it happened. We were stopped by police officers engaged in their own common practice, a license raid.

Not Just an 'Issue' -- Invisibility in the Immigration Debate Hurts Real People

Brian Pacheco | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Pacheco

Media should stop distracting Americans with coverage about the political games being played around immigration reform, which reduces it to simply an "issue" and as a result divorces it from the people whose lives hang in the balance.

How the Son of Immigrants Came Around on Immigration

Brian Pacheco | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Pacheco

It is time for us as Americans to start asking questions about how we can make this country better. The time is now to enact a fair and humane immigration reform.

LGBTQ Inclusive Immigration Reform

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 06.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

It would naïve to believe that Congress is considering CIR out of the goodness of their hearts. Republicans and Democrats are trying to deliver on immigration reform to court the Latino vote. So let's explore how Latinos are actually feeling about the inclusion of protections for same-sex couples...

Divide And Conquer: How The Exclusion Of LGBT Latinos Weakens Our Community

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

We should ensure that we use our political power to protect our entire community. Any plan for immigration reform that is not inclusive of LGBT couples and families threatens to weaken, undermine and divide us. We should reject proposals that do not encompass all our families.

LGBT Latino Activists Breaking Barriers

Posted 06.05.2012 | Latino Voices

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...

Addressing The Media's 'Diversity Issue'

Daryl C. Hannah | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Daryl C. Hannah

Though media coverage of LGBT issues has drastically improved overall in the past few decades, the media's focus on how these issues specifically affect LGBT people of color is still almost as nonexistent as it was 20 or 30 years ago.

Listen Up, NOM: Racism And Homophobia Are Not Welcome In Our Communities

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 05.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

The assumption underlying NOM's divide-and-conquer strategy is that people of color are already homophobic, or can be easily pushed there. This fundamental misunderstanding of people of color and the failure to appreciate the diversity within the LGBT community are deeply troubling.