Monday, December 11, 2017

Comentarios From Maria: Is The Right To Bear Arms More Important Than The Right To Life?

In light of the tragic events of last week in Orlando, with the massacre at Pulse Night Club, where most of the victims were Latino and LGBT community, this week I want to give up my blog space to my colleague who was touched by that dreadful massacre, Dakar Lanzino: “The massacre at Pulse Night […]

Progress for LGBT Latinos, But More to Be Done

June is Pride month and an estimated 1.4 million Latinos identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in the United States according to a 2013 study from the William’s Institute at UCLA. Heribto Sanchez Soto, Executive Director of New York’s Latino Pride Center, points out that it is important to recognize the significant progress that […]

Comentarios from Maria: The debate over marriage equality

Last week, the Supreme Court took a historic step by considering one of the most controversial and enduring civil rights struggles of our time: if marriage equality is a right protected by our Constitution. Although we are still months from a final decision, I am certain that the justices of the Court will not lose […]

Latino GLBT History Project Announces 9th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards – Immigrant Roots: Paving the Way for Today  

The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) announced it will host its 9th Annual Hispanic LGBTQ Heritage Awards Friday, September 12, honoring prominent LGBT Latinos and activists for their steadfast commitment to advancing equality. The event, which purposefully coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month, will feature a bilingual digital historical exhibition that captures the multifaceted contributions and […]

First Openly Gay Latina Confirmed to the Federal Judiciary

              Nitza Quiñones Alejandro became the first openly gay, Latina woman confirmed to the federal judiciary after a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Puerto Rican judge was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Her appointment makes […]

Needs of Same-Sex Couples Addressed in Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released yesterday its nine fundamental principles for comprehensive immigration reform, creating an inclusion for same-sex couples. In the document released on November 28, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus states that the second stepping stone in comprehensive immigration reform is protecting the sanctity of marriage. The reform references same-sex couples in the […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “On gay marriage, Latinos agree with Obama”

President Obama is indeed a profile in courage. He has made history yet again with his announcement that he supports full marriage equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Bravo, Mr. President. Now comes all the warnings and predictions of what this will mean for the election in November. One of those dire warnings is that […]