In honor of Gay Pride Month, we asked openly gay Cuban blogger Perez Hilton a series of questions.
In this exclusive video interview, The Queen of All Media talks candidly about series of LGBT topics. He talks about how President Obama's policy towards gay Americans has changed drastically over the course of his presidency, explains why he thinks religion not only condemns ("but also conditions") homophobia, notes the difference between same-sex marriage and gay marriage, and explains why he believes equality is inevitable.
And because Hilton is a proud Cuban-American who is connected to his culture and, one of the few openly gay Latino celebs in Hollywood (aside from Ricky Martin, Wilson Cruz, and "Project Runway" winner Mondo Guerra), we also asked him if he thinks attitudes towards the LGBT community are changing in the Latino community. Here's what he had to say:
"I don't know. I'm sure they are...But the Latino community is still...I don't know. That's a good question. I know from experience that my family is receptive. It wasn't easy at first, but my mom is my best friend now and she's a big Cuban mom and I love her. So, if my mom's attitudes have been able to grow and evolve, then I think that others in the Latino community can," Hilton said.
"What's important though is for Gay Latinos to be out and visible and to share our stories. Because when you know somebody that is gay, it is harder for people to hate and harder to discriminate, and harder to say, 'you shouldnt have the same rights as me.'"
Click play on the video above for the full interview.
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