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LGBTQ Latino Youth Tell Their Stories (VIDEO)

LGBTQ Latino Youth Tell Their Stories (VIDEO)

 

Cuéntame, a non-profit digital media organization founded in 2009 that focuses on Latino arts, media and advocacy work, has released a video series called “An Honest Conversation” where young Latino LGBTQs talk about the issues they face today.

According to the “An Honest Conversation” website the project is “a sober, honest, and often painful collection of stories from our LGBTQ Latino youth, their friends, families, and the community in general. From bullying to abuse, struggle to triumph, this ground-breaking series aims to break taboos within the Latino community while changing paradigms within our fast-shifting demographic.”

The three videos in the series introduce us to Bianca, a Salvadoran-American lesbian, her partner Giselle, and Ronnie, a Mexican-American former serviceman.  The videos tackle a number of issues including discrimination, HIV, and being LGBTQ in a religious household.

Below you can see Bianca’s story where she talks about her life and how she is a “triple threat” — “I’m Latina, queer and a woman!”:

Find out more about the project and watch the other videos in this series here.

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9:48AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

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8:09AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

This young woman has her stuff together. She is so articulate and is right on the money. I admire her ability to say the perfect thing, her strength, and her courage. The Latin population has been slow to accept LTBT folks, but perhaps, with strong women like Bianca, attitudes will change. I surely hope so.

7:08AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

That was a powerful video. Thank you for sharing this and here's to making 2012 a banner year for human rights!!

6:16AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

This series of videos are very well done, and I have shared them on Facebook. Keep up the good work!

6:04AM PST on Dec 23, 2011

Powerful young lady and courageous brother,,,

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