Friday, December 21st, 2012

La Comay Controversy: Free Speech or Instigating More Hate Crimes?

By Robert Deposada, Latinovations Freedom of speech is one of the most important rights we enjoy under our Constitution, and one that we must protect at all costs. However, this right has its limits. For instance, you can’t scream “Fire!” in the middle of a crowded theatre, because of the harm it can cause others

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.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Anti-“Gay Conversion” Activist Now Health Minister In Ecuador

Carina Vance Mafla, is set to take the reins as Ecuador’s new health minister this week, this is particularly salient because she is also a lesbian and has advocated for LGBT causes in that country. Blabbeando reported...

Monday, January 16th, 2012

When I Go Home To Mexico, I Feel Like A Stranger

By Jacky, I spent my two-week New Year’s vacation with family in Mexico. When I got back to L.A. I felt like I had crossed a finish line and, thankfully, made it back safe and sound. My trip was...

Monday, January 9th, 2012’s Week In Ñews: Iowa, Chihuahuas, Looking “Mexican”

Hatred of the poor edged out racism and homophobia in the Iowa GOP caucuses, a Fresno man was mauled by chihuahuas and died of shame, and the attempt to repeal the California Dream Act failed when the...

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Funny Or Sad: The GOP Presidential Candidates

What is passing as a Republican Presidential Primary is both sad and funny. Sad because the current process, very public and very embarrassing, is designed to nominate a candidate who can oppose, I presume, President Barack Obama...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Clinics In Ecuador Use Torture To “Cure Homosexuality”

While some places in Latin America have made great strides in terms of promoting gay rights, such as legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico City and Argentina, others remain far behind the curve.  According to an email being...

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Racist Jokes At Work, “Oh, But I Didn’t Mean You”

We’ve all been there. You’re with your non-Latino co-workers, you’re joking around, and then all of a sudden, someone decides to tell the funniest joke ever — based on racist assumptions or stereotypes. And you’re standing there,...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

These Are A Few Of Michele Bachmann’s Least Favorite Things

Michele Bachmann’s head literally explodes when asked about undocumented gay fetuses’ right to carry concealed weapons. She hates: Gays. (She hates them so much that she married one just to keep a closer eye on their sinister ways...

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...

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Feeling LA Nostalgia In New Jersey

I now realize how naïve my left-sided, LA politics have made me. They do not mean much outside of California, particularly when it comes to gay marriage. I learned this the hard way on a recent trip to the...

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Washington D.C. Hate Crimes Increasingly Against Latinos, Whites

News from our nation’s capital: hate crimes are being redirected away from gays and lesbians and towards Latinos and whites. Interesting, right? Turns out the gentrification of Washington, D.C. has released some pushback in the form of...

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