thony Ocampo, the author of “Brown and Gay in L.A.: The Lives of Immigrant Sons,” recently spoke to CALÓ NEWS about his journey to self-acceptance. Today, Ocampo is a Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He frequently writes on topics of immigration, gender and sexuality, and Latino-Asian identity.
The Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) opened Mi SELA, an LGBTQ community center at 4265 Florenve Ave. which offers leadership development, academic support, parental guidance, substance abuse education, counseling and other drop-in opportunities.
Pride Month takes place every year in June and is celebrated by the LGBTQ+ community as a time to express themselves freely. Most major cities hold “Pride Parades,” where organizations and individuals come together to have one big celebration for those part of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
Joanna Cifredo, 36, is a transgender activist and transgender woman from Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She started her work in activism due to being a millennial and seeing the need to be a voice for the voiceless.