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Being Latino and Gay "What is 'normal' other than our perceived notion of it. And what is acting 'normal' other than our pretense to do so as to be considered 'normal'.

Now, normally I wouldn't be 'normal'. I mean, who would?" ~Amy Birdsong

Latinos are more supportive of marriage equality despite rumors of us being intolerant.
05/25/2012
Siempre En La Lucha: Latinos and Marriage Equality

Latinos are more supportive of marriage equality despite rumors of us being intolerant.

A better country for immigrants is a better country for all. A better country for gays and lesbians is a better country for all. We're all in this together.

Boys don't wear skirts! or is it their choice?
05/19/2012
Male Student Suspended for Wearing a Skirt

Boys don't wear skirts! or is it their choice?

Boys cannot wear skirts, according to one Maryland high school that reportedly suspended a student for doing just that.NBC4 News in Washington, D.C. reports that Calvert High School punished Warren Evans, who is bisexual, after he showed up wearing high heels, a mini skirt and a long black wig.

The United States' 1st "Gay" President?
05/15/2012

The United States' 1st "Gay" President?

Being Latino
05/13/2012

Being Latino

Darn right!

"The results of this study indicate that individuals who score in the homophobic range and admit negative affect toward ...
05/10/2012
The Roots Of Homophobia - Putting Freud To The Test | Assault On Gay America | FRONTLINE | PBS

"The results of this study indicate that individuals who score in the homophobic range and admit negative affect toward homosexuality demonstrate significant sexual arousal to male homosexual erotic stimuli"

Although the causes of homophobia are unclear, several psychoanalytic explanations have emerged from the idea of homophobia as an anxiety-based phenomenon. One psychoanalytic explanation is that anxiety about the possibility of being or becoming a homosexual may be a major factor in homophobia. For...

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05/09/2012

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We need more Gay Latino characters on TV.
05/09/2012
WATCH: Glee's Naya Rivera On Gay Latino Roles On TV

We need more Gay Latino characters on TV.

We caught up with half-Puerto Rican actress Naya Rivera backstage at the GLAAD Awards on Saturday night in New York City. The gorgeous and sweet actress spoke exclusively to The Huffington Post about her work in the LGBT community, the need for more gay Latina characters on TV, and the breakout year...

Are republicans getting in your vagina?
05/08/2012
Republicans, Get In My Vagina!

Are republicans getting in your vagina?

Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer and Andrea Savage "spread" the message that the one thing women really want in their vagina is the government.

Amor a la libertad = libertad de amar
05/06/2012

Amor a la libertad = libertad de amar

Latino Lesbian movie...that should be interesting
04/24/2012
Eva Longoria In 'Without Men': Star Goes Lesbian With Kate Del Castillo

Latino Lesbian movie...that should be interesting

There is nothing desperate about these housewives. Eva Longoria stars in the indie comedy, "Without Men," as the de facto lady in charge of a Latin American village that loses all of its men when they are forcibly recruited by a bunch of guerilla revolutionaries.

The ones that have a made a difference, will you be the next prominent Gay Latino?
04/11/2012
Top Gay Latino Activists Who Have Broken Boundaries (PHOTOS)

The ones that have a made a difference, will you be the next prominent Gay Latino?

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.

Because it does not matter how you become a woman...
04/03/2012
Transgender beauty queen allowed to compete in Miss Universe Canada

Because it does not matter how you become a woman...

The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant after all, provided that she meet the legal requirements for being a woman in Canada. The head of Miss Universe Canada kicked her out two weeks ago after discovering tha …

what it means to be a double minority, awesome video!!!
03/30/2012
LTS Spanish Language 13: Being gay and Latino

what it means to be a double minority, awesome video!!!

Ricardo Avalos talks about the difficulties of being Latino in the US, the difficulties of being gay in the US, and the even bigger chal­lenges of being a ga...

I find this relevant to our community. Do we need monogamy? or is it just old-school rubbish? Would love to hear some re...
03/28/2012
Escaping from monogamy

I find this relevant to our community. Do we need monogamy? or is it just old-school rubbish? Would love to hear some responses.

Monogamy: love’s first commandment. The single person scoffs at it. Yet, everyone quickly becomes a devotee once they’re caught in Cupid’s bear trap.

03/26/2012

And we have done more in the two and a half years that I've been in here than the previous 43 Presidents to uphold that principle, whether it's ending "don't ask, don't tell," making sure that gay and lesbian partners can visit each other in hospitals, making sure that federal benefits can be provided to same-sex couples.
~Barack Obama

Change: So refreshing!
03/23/2012

Change: So refreshing!

03/22/2012
17 Things NOT to do on Facebook

Are YOU guilty of any of these common Facebook fails?

17 Things NOT to do on Facebook Produced by Lance Rios Directed by Cesar Vargas Administration by Viviana Cordero, Nelson Figueroa, Robert Rios III Written b...

Telemundo scores, with gay characters in two different nightime shows. Does this mean Latinos are becoming more acceptin...
03/21/2012
Langford on Soaps: Telemundo Brings Us Another Gay With “Maid In Manhattan” | AfterElton.com

Telemundo scores, with gay characters in two different nightime shows. Does this mean Latinos are becoming more accepting?

We’ve been following the coming out drama of Alejandro on Telemundo soap Dangerous Relationships for the past few weeks, but in the meantime another soap on the Spanish language network has introduced a gay storyline. It’s very different than the story being told on DR. On Maid In Manhattan, Tito, w...

Did any of you follow the NJ webcam case? A college student recorded his gay roomate and another man being intimate with...
03/17/2012
Rutgers Trial: Deliberations Enter Day 3

Did any of you follow the NJ webcam case? A college student recorded his gay roomate and another man being intimate with a webcam, which resulted in his gay roomate commmititng suicide. A case of homophobia or a stupid prank gone bad?

Deliberations head to 3rd day in trial of ex-student accused of webcam spying.

We the people of the United States are gay too
03/16/2012

We the people of the United States are gay too

Everyday  more children are stepping out with courage
03/15/2012
Op-ed: Why I Stood Up to My School District | Commentary

Everyday more children are stepping out with courage

Ebonie Richardson is a 16-year-old lesbian student who challenged the Anoka-Hennepin School District with a lawsuit that just ended with new protections designed to protect students like her from bullying.

03/15/2012
(Scarface Spoof) Tony Blogtana: Social Media Maven

What would happen if Scarface had a Facebook?

There is a new social media maven coming to Miami, this April, and he is claiming the world to be his! Tony Blogtana plans of taking over social media by any...

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03/12/2012

Being Latino and Gay's cover photo

Check out this great article that one of our fans shared with us. Great contribution
03/08/2012
Top Gay Latino Activists Who Have Broken Boundaries (PHOTOS)

Check out this great article that one of our fans shared with us. Great contribution

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.

03/07/2012
Mexican Picture Meme: TURNED VIDEO

What people think about us vs who we really are. Awesome video by Being Latino!!!

What society thinks about us and what we really represent are two different things, often times.

For those who still do not comprehend the diferrence between boy and male, here's gender theory decoded (in gingerbread)
03/01/2012

For those who still do not comprehend the diferrence between boy and male, here's gender theory decoded (in gingerbread)

02/16/2012
Sh*t Latinos Don't Say

Too funny, too true! Check out this amazing video made my our wonderful Being Latino team.

A spoof showcasing some things that you will NEVER hear Latinos Say. Follow the conversation at #BeLatino and follow us @beinglatino. We're on Facebook too! ...

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We are seeking gay Latino sexual assault survivors who wish to speak about their decision-making process about whether to report to authorities. Participation will consist of an audio-recorded interview. These interviews will help us to better understand the reporting process to help reduce/eliminate barriers to reporting. Eligibility: • Gay Latino men over the age of 18 • Comfortable speaking in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese. • Sexual Assault Survivors Participants will be compensated $40 for their time. Please contact Daniel Jacobson López, MSW, LSW at 508-506-1670 and/or [email protected] if you are interested in participating.