The Top Moments for Latino LGBTs in 2014

GLAAD via The Huffington Post gives us some of the top moments of 2014 for Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons. Below are a few selections from the article written by Monica Transandes:

Supreme!
In July, Puerto Rico saw appointment of openly gay Supreme court justice, Maité Oronoz Rodríguez. Not surprisingly, media in Puerto Rico covered her story fully, although much more could have been done nationally. The last few years have seen too many legal setbacks and crimes against LGBT people in Puerto Rico, so seeing the swearing in of out and proud Oronoz Rodríguez, surrounded by her family and hearing her thank her partner in her speech, was a much-needed win.

Sing it, Tigres
A definite high-point came toward the end of the year when Los Tigres del Norte, the huge and respected regional band came out with an LGBT supportive song, “era diferente” on their album Realidades. The song, which tells the story of woman who’s in love with another woman, sends a message of acceptance.

Real and Inclusive
In 2014, we were very happy to see a transgender contestant on Telemundo’s Yo Soy El Artista. Transgender singer and actress Abigail Pereira shared her story and the judges, including openly gay author Boris Izaguirre, as well as singer Lucero, applauded her for it.

Morning shows and popular advice segments are increasingly including information that includes LGBT viewers like a segment on the morning show Un Nuevo Día that offered tax advice to LGBT couples.

Read the full article

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