Posts tagged Latinas

Transgender Latinos Forge Their Own Path, Help Others


As a transgender woman and community organizer, Victoria Ortega incorporates LGBTQ issues into her community-building in the neighborhood.

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The Top Celebrity Oh Em Gee Moments of 2012

Latino celebrities made their fair share of news in 2012, but looking back, we can’t help but reflect on the year’s biggest “say what?” moments. Which did we miss?

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Latinas at the Latin Grammys: best and worst dressed

The 13th annual Latin Grammy Awards gathered some of the most talented artists in the music industry but the event – held at the Mandalay Event Center in glitzy Las Vegas – was the place to showcase personal style and fashion-forward looks. Here’s a look at some of fabulously styled – and those that missed the mark.

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[VIDEO] All Female Charro Team Showcase Their Love of Horses and Family in a New Film

Most Americans have never heard of Escaramuza, but for the Rivas family, it’s been a way of life for generations. Escaramuza is a feminine Mexican and North American equestrian art — a form of charrería — which blends rodeo, “horseback ballet” and speed.

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Opinion: Angry Rhetoric, Like “Legitimate Rape” is Hostile to Women’s Health

Over the weekend, Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin created a firestorm of criticism when he told an interviewer that he was against all abortions, including in cases of rape, and then went on to say, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Given that Rep. Akin is a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, his easy use of medically false information is deeply troubling. Unfortunately, inaccurate and stigmatizing rhetoric used at the expense of women is becoming all too familiar in our political discourse.

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The Latinos Are Coming: Nominees Announced for 2012 NCLR Alma Awards, Eva Set to Host

It’s the biggest Latino award show of the year, the Alma Awards by The National Council of la Raza.  Today, we found out who might be accepting awards on September 21, 2012.

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Latinos fueling growth within an Episcopal Church they feel embraces women, gays and immigrants

Daniel Velez Rivera, an openly gay priest who started a Hispanic ministry in an existing “Anglo-church” says he has lived this inclusiveness firsthand.

“People got to know me as a person and as a priest,” he says. “Afterwards they found out. We might have had two people out of 100 leave but we brought in gays and lesbians and their friends. God made me this way, but my mission is not to be the gay priest — just a priest in the community. People get it.”

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Latina Singer Sues FBI Because of Workplace “Jealousy”

Nothing brings on jealousy like an FBI-worker-slash-Latina-musician.

Former New Mexico FBI administrative specialist Erika Bonilla is suing the Department of Justice for harassment and discrimination, stating she was retaliated against because she is an attractive Hispanic female with a career in Latin music, according to the suit.

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