despite the return of Pride celebrations, many Latinos who belong to LBGTQ+ communities say that now is the time to press for more protections and prepare to fight for established rights, such as gay marriage, lest they be lost.
Los Angeles and Southern California has been ablaze with protests and protestations by Latinos/as/x. CALÓ NEWS hit the streets once again to interview those whose voices are often lost in this time of political chaos and upheaval. This time we visited downtown LA.
The women and children who died miserably and inhumanely in that Texas truck were mostly Central American migrants who would not qualify as asylum seekers. Many have indeed fled fear and terror. But the U.S. generally denies claims from migrants from Central America.
Nearly 8 out of 10 Latina voters agree that pregnant people should be able to have an abortion without fear of arrest or investigation, according to a 2020 nationwide poll sponsored by reproductive justice groups, including The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice. CALÓ NEWS interviewed women in LA, health experts and advocates about their thoughts and reactions in light of the reversal of Roe V. Wade.
LEA is an alliance of individuals that represent several organizations that came together to promote liberty, justice and equality for the Latinx LGBTQ+ communities. Gonzalez is the Advisory Board Chair of the small Latinx LGBTQ+ nonprofit in Boyle Heights.
It’s time to channel our anger over the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade into action. It’s time to take to the streets, organize, mobilize, donate, write, speak, protest, do whatever you can to support women who need access to an abortion.
Acosta is responsible for building strategic plans and advises on organizational policy and communication issues. In addition, at the center he leads the Legal Services, Senior Services, and Cultural Arts & Education departments. His projects and initiatives include the creation of “Mi Centro,” the first LGBTQ+ community center in the Boyle Heights neighborhood, which was developed in partnership with the Latino Equality Alliance.
Fathers. Brothers. Uncles. Vatos locos, y todo. You have a role, homie. You have a responsibility. It’s not good enough to be present for birthday parties, prom night and graduation. Little women in your life need your strength. Your power. Your vote.
LGBTQ+ people are part of our familias; they are our parents, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters and should be given all the love and respect. More needs to be done to fight the rise in anti-LGBTQ+ legislation across the country. We can work together at the personal, statewide and national level to make sure that the LGBTQ+ community is protected.
Politics is akin to a sport but what transpired on Jan. 6, 2021 was not a game. It was an assault on our democracy and the ring leaders, including President Donald Trump, should be held accountable. At the third hearing held Thursday morning a California Latino Congressman figured prominently. U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., represents the 31st district that includes the Inland Empire and parts of San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland. He is the only Latino on the committee.
Why do so many Latinos tick off enumerable problems in their neighborhoods, from a sense of fear from thugs and police alike to a desire to live a better life given how hard they work and how much tax dollars they contribute to public coffers? Primary elections are now a memory and the general elections appear on the horizon, CALÓ NEWS caught up with Latinos on the streets to let them voice what they want and need from public officials and local government.
Victor Hugo Marroquin says that being part of the local LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities have shaped them into the person they are today. Today, he helps lead The Latino Equality Alliance. He says the biggest voter issues for Latinos are healthcare, education, law enforcement, and environmental justice.