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…

Jesus wept, because you’re a homophobic bigot

“Jesus Wept (John. 11:35).” Growing up my parents enrolled me in a private Christian school. I was often asked to randomly recite a verse off the top of my head, so naturally I learned the short cuts. “Jesus wept” is the shortest verse in the Bible and the easiest to remember if you want to…

Dear Oscar, The Undocumented have a voice

Oscar winner Natalie Portman introduced this years’ nominees in Actor in a Leading Role. It has become standard for presenters to say a tidbit about all the nominees in both the Actor and Actress in a Leading Role categories. With the exception of the acceptance speeches, most of the show is scripted by producers. I…

Obama Featured on Anti-Abortion Ad

Gaylon Alcaraz, executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF), talks about the controversial anti-abortion billboards featuring Obama’s image in a predominantly African-American Chicago neighborhood. The Chicago neighborhood of Englewood was in the news this week after a shooting left 11 people injured. As if that wasn’t enough – also this week – Englewood was…

Storyboard Ed. 02

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…