Monday, February 20th, 2012

AZ Sheriff, Congressional Candidate Threatens To Deport Gay Lover

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu resigned his post as co-chair of the Mitt Romney campaign in Arizona after Phoenix New Times reported that he threatened a former lover with deportation if the man (“Jose”) ever told anyone of their relationship. Babeu has denied this particular allegation, but told reporters at a press conference over the

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

California’s Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

The appeals panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco ruled today that California’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional right to equal protection.

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Domestic Partner Benefits Approved In San Antonio

The City of San Antonio, under the leadership of Mayor Julián Castro, recently voted to give health benefits to the domestic partners of city employees. Predictably, there was some protest against the move, hinging mostly upon either...

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Latino Artist Creates Own Business Model, Thrives

To chat with Franco Mondini-Ruiz is to be sucked into his world — art museums, New York City, Mexican mothers, San Antonio art society, gay parties, baroque wedding cakes, 18th century aristocracy, Catholicism, pan dulce, his career...

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Latina Lesbians Deal With Racism, Homophobia And More

A new study released at the end of July shows that Latinas who are lesbians face racism from within and without their LGBTQ communities, as well as homophobia and sexism. The study, done by two Chicago-based groups Mujeres...

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Bien Hecho: Catherine Pino’s Efforts For LGBT Latinos

The National Council of La Raza recently was set to honor Catherine Pino, who has been working towards social justice for Latinos and the LGBT community for years. My Latino Voice reported: Pino is the Co-Founder and...

Monday, July 18th, 2011

70% Of LGBT Hate Crime Victims Are Minorities

You may recall that 62% of hate crimes are committed against Latinos, or that hate crimes in Washington, D.C. are increasingly against Latinos, and now a new report shows that in cases of LGBT hate crimes, Latinos...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Book Review: “High Pink,” Latino, Pocho, Gay And Human

The first thing that happens when you begin reading Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s book “High Pink: Texas-Mex Fairy Tales,” is that you lose yourself in the stories the artist and former attorney tells you. Although I myself am obviously...

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Anti-Gay Latino Show Cancelled After Complaints

The Spanish talk show “Jose Luis Sin Censura” was cancelled after organizations across the country called for action in response to some pretty strong homophobic  content on the show. We wrote about the incident previously and have...

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

News Taco To Go: DREAM Act, Guadalupe And Gays

San Diego’s Sufring Guadalupe To Be Torn Down Will Democrats Pass The DREAM Act This Time? Prolly Not Why Is It Ok To Be Gay As Long As We Don’t Talk About It?

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Why Is It Ok To Be Gay As Long As We Don’t Talk About It?

There are lots of reasons why I simply don’t “get” homophobia. I’m not going to go into all of them, but as a Latina, one aspect of homophobia I’ve never understood is how it exists in either...

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Jotería Art Project Examines Latino Sexuality With Humor

Imagine La Malinche as a feminist — or El Valiente as a woman who’s coming out — or better yet, imagine La Rosa as a girl with pink hair. These images, and several others, form part of...

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Help A Latina Filmmaker Highlight Love, Family In New Movie

Aurora Guerrero is a movie writer and director who has a lot to say — but she needs your help. The Latina filmmaker, daughter of Mexican immigrants and San Francisco Bay area native is currently working to...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Jot@, The Latino Version Of “Queer” To Promote Tolerance

An interesting movement in Los Angeles is trying to neutralize the derogatory word for homosexuals in Spanish by promoting the idea of jot@, or as writer Adolfo Guzman-Lopez puts it: JOT@, bi-gender version of the word joto....

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