03/06/2012 06:00 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2012

Top Gay Latino Activists Who Have Broken Boundaries (PHOTOS)

One published a book about life in the Bronx growing up as a gay Latino. Another held dual honors as the first Latino and first openly gay man to be elected to the Massachusetts Senate. While another was named "Hispanic of the Year" by Hispanic magazine.

These are the faces of the gay Latino men who have broken boundaries to advocate across both the LGBT and Latino communities. They represent their culturally heritage, while maintaining their gay identity.

Check out the slideshow below to see who made The Huffington Post's list and what they've done to deserve the honor.