Las abuelas de Placita Olvera

La abuela se dirije a los fieles que entran y salen del templo en el centro de la ciudad. Es domingo y junto con otras abuelas ha venido a participar en un evento para registrar nuevos votantes a las elecciones del 2 de noviembre.

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Alex Sánchez and Confronting Prevention and Intervention Efforts

But this state of shock lasted for one day only. On June 28, 2009, the first community meeting was held in Los Angeles, demanding a «Fair Trial for Alex» which galvanized his supporters.

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Samantha And Guillermo Moreno, Gay Siblings, Tell Of Coming Out To Their Traditional Latino Family

The Morenos are a tight-knit, fervently Catholic Latino family, full of traditional customs and rituals. Having two kids coming out as gay was not easy. «It hurts, it still hurts,” said Olga Moreno, the mother. «Just because you have one does not make the second one any easier. You go through the same thing again,» she explained in the video.

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Jailing Undocumented Immigrants Is Big Business

Even though the Bonilla family members do not have criminal records, they face removal proceedings before an immigration judge. The family was able to find legal representation and general public support, enabling their release from ICE custody, but undocumented immigrants who are less lucky are routinely sent to prisons and detention centers where ICE will process their paperwork and decide whether they may be released.

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Jorge Gutierrez, Undocumented Queer Activist Works To Bring LGBT And Pro-Immigration Groups Together

Jorge’s father lives somewhere in California with his daughters. He is not in touch with his son. But Jorge continues his activism: for rights; recognition and dignity. And he continues to dream. «I want to pursue a Master’s degree or a doctorate to study the LGBT Latino youth community, so as a professional I’ll be able to contribute.» Shooting the video for Cuentame was part of this path.

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