Why Glee's Santana and Her Abuela's Relationship is Important for LGBT Latinos

Why Glee's Santana and Her Abuela's Relationship is Important for LGBT Latinos
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When Glee comes to an end later this month, a certain Latina will be missed, and not just for her sass, but her significance as part of the eight percent of Latino LGBT TV series regulars.

On this season's "A Wedding" episode, Santana's (played by Naya Rivera) wedding was one for the books. Not only did we get to see everyone's favorite young TV lesbian couple, Brittana, tie the knot in a lavish celebration we wish we had been invited to — but Santana's relationship with her conservative, religious abuela finally starts to see some positive light.

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We first met abuela Alama Lopez (played by Ivonne Coll) back in season three, when Santana came out to everyone. If you need a refresher watch below:

This scene was uber important for the series because it not only showed the rejection LGBT's face (or fear facing) when coming out, but the rejection Latinos specifically encounter which, usually, can be related to strong religious and cultural beliefs.

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