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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Parents of Latina Former San Antonio City Councilwoman Respond to Intolerance

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco A storm of controversy has settled over San Antonio, Texas, concerning the expansion of the City’s anti-discrimination ordinance. The expansion proposes the inclusion of LGBT persons under the ordinance’s protective umbrella. In the midst of a loud and contentious debate one City Councilwoman, Elisa Chan, was surreptitiously recorded by a staff

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Latino Voters Support Gay Families in Immigration Reform

By Steve Ralls, Latino Decisions Originally posted at Immigration Equality A new Immigration Equality/Latino Decisions poll of Latino voters shows strong support for immigration reform legislation that includes lesbian and gay binational couples. Support for ending the separation...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Living in Dual Shadows – LGBT Undoc Immigrants

By Crosby Burns, Ann Garcia, and Phillip E. Wolgin, Center for American Progress In a first of its kind analysis, the Williams Institute at UCLA today estimates that there are at least 267,000 LGBT-identified individuals among the adult undocumented immigrant...

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Gay Rights & Immigration Advocacy Groups Challenge DOMA

By Latinovations A letter signed by more than 50 gay rights and immigration advocacy groups was sent to the White House on Monday asking President Obama to hold immigration cases involving Americans seeking legal residency visas for...

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This Latino Boxer Has No Fear – He Came Out Of The Closet

By Julio Pabon, Huffington Post Latino Voices You have to give boxer Orlando Cruz a lot of credit. The man has guts. Orlando Cruz made history, not in the ring where he is used to fighting his...

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Monday August 6, 2012 As two politicians ascend, new sway for Latinos? (CNN):  This week, Latinos experienced their own version of “Super Tuesday.” That was the day it was announced that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro had been chosen to deliver the...

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Morning NewsTaco

Friday July 13, 2012 Obama Slips With Latino Voters: Quinnipiac Poll (Huffington Post):  President Barack Obama still has a considerable lead with Latino voters, but it may be slipping, according to a poll out Wednesday from Quinnipiac University. Mitt...

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The Latino Paradox: Tradition vs Identity

It’s not surprising to me to see disconnects in political rhetoric. What is surprising is to see how readily they’re accepted and go unquestioned. Take for instance the idea that Latinos are socially conservative. I think most Latinos, given...

Monday, April 9th, 2012

What Would Jesus Do About My Gay Son?

By David Saavedra When my son came out to me, I immediately knew what I needed to do. I told my son then and many times since that I love him. I am among the majority of...

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...