Latino LGBT issues

The Center's Carolina Ramos talks about gay Latinos fighting bias, stereotypes

Carolina Ramos has seen the struggle over and over again. She is the Latino/a services coordinator for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Community Center in San Diego, where she sees families torn and battered, as they try to come to grips with a child who has a different sexual orientation.

"A lot of people think LGBT issues are one thing, and Latino issues are another," Ramos said. "But for many people, you cannot separate them."

Bilingual guide for Latinos looks at sexual orientation, gender identity and the Bible

CINCINNATI — In an effort to foster a dialogue with Latino families and churches on sexual orientation, gender identity and the Bible, equality groups today unveiled a new bilingual guide, "A La Familia: A Conversation About Our Families, the Bible, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity," at a press conference during the League of United Latin American Citizens’ (LULAC) 82nd national convention.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and UNID@S joined together to produce the guide.