Growing up in a small, rural Colorado town and knowing you’re gay isn’t easy. I did it with the love and support of an amazing family, but their journey to acceptance wasn’t without its bumps and detours. For some in my family, it took time for them to accept me, but as Latinos, we don’t turn our backs on family. In the end, love prevailed.
Years later, when I was at Gill Foundation, I recounted the journey of acceptance by my very Catholic, Latino family. I had to believe that my family wasn’t the only one with a gay family member. So I developed an initiative to challenge the common misconception that Latinos didn’t support LGBT people and issues.
We partnered with GLAAD and Bendixen & Amandi International to do one of the first and certainly most ambitious studies to measure Latino support for LGBT rights.
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