By Cristina Arreola | 03/05/2014 - 15:01
Arizona Sen. Steve Gallardo announced he is gay during a news conference today, saying the national controversy over anti-LGBT legislation in his state pushed him to make the revelation.
"I am gay, I'm a Latino, I'm a state senator and it's OK," Gallardo, 44, announced at the press conference.
Last week, Senate Bill 1062 in Arizona was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer. The controversial religious freedom legislation would have led to widespread discrimination, particularly against the LGBT community.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 14:43
Frustrated by the lack of progress in Congress on immigration reform, protestors have resorted to drastic new tactics to prevent deportations.
By Latina Staff | 10/03/2013 - 17:02
Racial profiling again, Sheriff? Guess we'll have to keep a close eye on you!
According to Fox News Latino, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday that Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio be appointed an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that Arpaio is complying with constitutional requirements, after finding his office engages in racial profiling.
By Samantha Leal | 08/29/2013 - 11:04
The controversial Arizona city ban on Mexican American studies curriculum has garnered even more controversy, now that the approved replacement curriculum includes no Latino-authored books.
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2013 - 10:14
Oh yes, he did. Republican California congressman Gary Miller told a group of DREAM Act-eligible students that he, too, understands what it's like to be an immigrant, because he's originally from Arkansas.
"You know, I've talked to a lot of young people like [you]," Miller said. "I mean, I understand the difficulty. Just like I was born in Arkansas. I came here when I was a year old."
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2013 - 11:33
Eva Longoria isn't one to hold back. As Arizona state legislature continues to prohibit the Mexican American studies curriculum, the Mexican-American actress and activist made her stance known after moderating a panel on the Latino vote at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/08/2013 - 10:06
The nine immigration activists, best known as Dream 9, are making great progress following their arrest two weeks ago.
Yesterday it was announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be allowing the young group of activists a chance to pursue asylum. On Wednesday, the Dream 9 team were also released from the Arizona's Eloy Detention Center.
By Amaris Castillo | 07/22/2013 - 11:32
A nursing student has filed a lawsuit against an Arizona community college over allegations that she was suspended for asking Spanish-speaking peers to speak English in class. According to Huffington Post Latino Voices, Anglo nursing student Terri Bennett alleges that Pima Community College violated Arizona’s state constitution.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/02/2013 - 17:03
It's a scene nobody would ever want to witness. A long line of vans from the coroner's office in Arizona drive by carrying the bodies of 19 firefighters whose lives were claimed by an uncontrollable wind-driven wildfire on Sunday.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/28/2013 - 13:48
An Arizona man was arrested after trying to open an emergency exit door exit during his flight from Alaska to Oregon on Monday. Alexander Michael Herrera, 23, set off an alarm on Flight 132 after pulling the door handle in the emergency-exit row, reports Fox News Latino. He was restrained and tied down with shoelaces before being handed over to police.