‘In the Life’ documentary to celebrate LGBT Latino pride, culture


Staff Reports

NEW YORK — Award-winning news magazine “In the Life” will celebrate Latin pride in June with “Orgullo Latino,” a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender 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, and LGBT Latinos are no exception, reports In the Life.

According to the documentary’s producers, the “In the Life” report will feature 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 News 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.”

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Orgullo Latino begins airing on public television stations across the country on June 1, and will be 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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