IN THE LIFE Debuts Orgullo Latino, A Celebration of the LGBT Latino Experience
New York, June 1, 2012 – This month, the award-winning newsmagazine IN THE LIFE celebrates Latin pride with Orgullo Latino, a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Latinos in the United States.
Latinos are the fastest growing minority in the country. With growing political strength, buying power and cultural influence, Latinos are changing the landscape of the nation and forging a new American reality. LGBT Latinos are no exception.
IN THE LIFE meets gay and lesbian Latinos who are stepping up to create change, shatter stereotypes and become leaders within their communities. Featuring a look at the trailblazers who bring visibility to the LGBT Latino experience such as Daniel Hernandez, who President Obama declared a hero for his bravery during the 2011 Tucson shooting that wounded former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; Spanish soap opera star turned Extreme Makeover designer Eduardo Xol; CNN Headline News (HLN) Anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell and, of course, Ricky Martin.
Though they’ve faced their share of obstacles and homophobia, these gay and lesbian Latino leaders embrace the Spanish saying Pa’lante, which means, the only way is forward.
Orgullo Latino begins airing on public television stations across the country on June 1st and is now available for free video streaming from the In The Life Media website. To find out when it will air in your local area, or to stream it, go to ITLMedia.org.
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También disponible en Español:
In The Life Media continues its coverage of the LGBT Latino experience online with the web exclusive short video ¡Gaytino!. Featuring Chicano performer, writer and producer Dan Guerrero whose mission is to make room in the spotlight for Latino stories on Broadway and in Hollywood. His one man show ¡Gaytino! is a hilarious look at the complexities of being Latino and gay.
WATCH ¡Gaytino! now:
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