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Latino Daily News

Saturday January 7, 2012

El Paso Native Starts First Magazine For Hispanic GLBT Community

El Paso Native Starts First Magazine For Hispanic GLBT Community

Photo: Fuerte Men

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An online magazine dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual Hispanic community is growing in popularity. The publisher of the magazine is an El Paso native who says this magazine is the only of its kind in the nation and one that was needed.

“Fuerte Men” has been around for three months but its publisher, Sidney Alvarez, says it already gets 10,000 to 15,000 hits a day. And he expects the numbers to grow once he adds an iPhone app.

The word “fuerte” means strong in Spanish and Alvarez believes it takes a “strong” individual to overcome adversity. “I established this because I thought there was a void out there in the community. There’s not a whole lot of publications or online mediums that address the Hispanic GLBT community,” said Alvarez.