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 | 11/26/2013 - 09:46
A New Jersey waitress’ claim that she was denied a tip for being gay is being refuted by the family.
Former Marine Dayna Morales, a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater N.J, posted a Facebook photo earlier this month revealing a receipt with a malicious note in the place of the tip. It read: “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life.”
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2013 - 16:30
Puerto Rico made headlines this week after its governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed two bills into law; one which prohibits employment discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and the other which adds to the island’s domestic violence law protections with regards to sexual orientation. This decision came after much pushing from LGBT rights advocates, including Puerto Rico’s own beloved superstar Ricky Martin, who took to
By Caroline Murray | 05/31/2013 - 10:16
On any given week this year—minus a public scandal or two—immigration reform and same-sex marriage will take turns as the hottest political topic in America. While many Americans sit back and watch these two movements take their course, there’s one group that will fight both battles tirelessly: the LGBT Latino community.
With an abundance of challenges that come with being an LGBT Latino, some wonder how this community will prioritize their battle. In other words, which is more pressing: gay rights or immigration rights?
By Irina Gonzalez | 05/19/2013 - 15:00
Marco Rubio is not exactly known for a progressive stance on social issues in our country. In fact, I would say that it’s pretty fair to say that he is the opposite of a liberal thinker.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/07/2012 - 16:23
Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has always fought for equal rights for the LGBT community.