Alex Aldana habla de su participación en el documental ‘Gay Latino LA’

Alex Aldana es una joven activista que ha estado caminando a través de los EE.UU. como un DREAM Walker (Campaign for an American DREAM).  También es uno de tres Latinos gay que aparecen en el nuevo documental Gay Latino LA. La película por Jonathan Menéndez explora las vidas de tres hombres latinos gay que viven en la segunda ciudad…

AIDS: Pedro Zamora at 40

I contributed a story on Latino AIDS activist, Pedro Zamora for Windy City Times  – AIDS @ 30 series.  Pedro Zamora was a huge influence on my young adult life and I am honored to highlight his legacy as part of this project.  The AIDS at 30 series was nominated for a 2012 GLAAD award…

Puerto Rican LGBT Activist Shares Moment with Ricky Martin

LGBT activist, Pedro Julio Serrano, shares a moment backstage with singer and Broadway star, Ricky Martin. Serrano has been in celebratory mode this week, he recently celebrated his 18th anniversary of being diagnosed HIV positive. The highly anticipated broadway production of Evita opens April 5, 2012. Pedro Julio Serrano posted this picture on his Facebook…

Editor of El Diario La Prensa Speaks Out in Favor of Marriage Equality

Rossana Rosado, Editor and Executive Director of El Diario La Prensa in New York City speaks out en Español and English in a new Human Rights Campaign (HRC) ad in support of marriage equality. Her voice is important because she leads the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the U.S. Here is Rosado proving that Latinos…

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Storyboard with Emmanuel GarciaOn this edition – Clark Hill attorney Ray Koenig explains what the new IL Civil Union law does and does not do – 19 year-old University of Iowa student, Zach Wahls has YouTube a buzz – I interview Josue Pellot and Henrique Cirne-Lima on their documentary I AM THE QUEEN; and a…

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  Storyboard with Emmanuel GarciaOn this edition – political comic, Kate Clinton talks about Obama’s second State of the Union Address, Jason Lee, introduces us to 100 Gay Men, a new organization in Southern California; and we premiere our first weekly segment, Abuelita Más Que Chocolate.

A Fundamentalist Christian’s response to It Gets Better Project

Growing up, religion was a big part of my life. At the time of my birth my name, Emmanuel, was inspired by my parents recent conversion into Christianity. In short, I left the church after 16 years of sitting through hate-filled sermons on homosexuality. A word that I didn’t know what it meant, but that…

Latin@s: It Gets Better (Se pone mejor)

Here is a list of videos by Latino/as who have contributed a piece of their story to the It Gets Better Project. Through this innovative medium we are contributing our voice in the national dialogue on bullying, homophobia and how we pull through. If you or someone you know has contributed a video and would…

2010 ALMA Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2010 ALMA Scholarship recipients Jose “Cheche” Turrubiartez and Ignacio V. Maldonado In 2003 Tony Alvarado-Rivera and I co-founded the ALMA (Association of Latino Men for Action) Scholarship. This year I volunteered as co-chair of the ALMA Scholarship Committee, a group of dedicated Latino men that included ALMA President-Julio Rodriguez, Kenny Martin-Ocasio, Jaime…