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…

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…

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…

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…

No Native Americans in Arizona?

That is the question Carlos Quiroz asked Ass. Dir. Mark Lopez of the Pew Hispanic Center, when a recent report [Hispanics and Arizona’s New Immigration Law] failed to add the categories Indigenous or Native Americans in the initial survey. This video was originally posted by Carlos Quiroz in May 2010, but he frequently writes about…