For the first time in history, the pageant has an openly gay contestant. She’s also multi-racial, and many are calling her the new face of the south.
Every year, the Colin Higgins Foundation grants three Youth Courage Awards to acknowledge young people fostering the next generation of LGBT leadership. This year, all three honorees have two things in common: they all have come out as LGBT and undocumented.
In a momentous decision for same-sex couples, the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, ruling that it is unconstitutional. The court also dismissed the Prop 8 appeal, allowing same-sex marriage in California
A teenager who was shot in a brutal attack that claimed her girlfriend’s life has learned to sit, walk and even smile again one year after the couple’s assailant left them for dead in a quiet bayside park.
Three quarters of gay Latino youth surveyed in a new study feel school is a safe place for them to be — but the authors say 75 percent is not enough.
The U.S. Senate confirmed on Thursday the first ever openly gay Latina to the federal judiciary. Nitza Quiñones Alejandro was nominated by President Obama to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
When 42-year-old Ruby Corado was 16, her parents had her immigrate to the United States from El Salvador to escape the civil war. She says that when she arrived in Washington D.C. in 1986, she noticed that there were very few resources for Latinos in the area, and none for LGBT Latinos.
Wilson Cruz, actor and National Spokesperson and Strategic Giving Officer at GLAAD talks about his identity in the next installment of NBCLatino’s What Am I series:
I am a Puerto Rican gay man. That is how I identify. That is my identity. I say Puerto Rican first because it is the obvious. It’s written all over my face. It’s in the curl of my hair, in the width of my nose, and in the color of my skin.
As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against California’s Proposition 8 - the state’s ban on same-sex marriage – the reality is that Latino public opinion – as well as the position of many Latino leaders – is increasingly supportive of gay marriage.