All posts tagged: hispanic

Vickie the Crime Fighter

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Vickie Cruz

By Von Diaz Originally posted on NPR’s Latino USA on June 22, 2012. For Vickie Cruz, coming out as a trans young woman in the 1960s meant learning to defend herself physically and emotionally. But with the support of her large Puerto Rican family, she used her experiences to help victims of sexual and domestic violence, earning her a Crime Victims Service Award this year from the U.S. Attorney General’s office. Click here to listen […]

For Gay Hispanics in the U.S., “Se Pone Mejor”

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Feet in Two Worlds / Immigration News

By: Von Diaz Originally published on Feet in Two Worlds on December 29, 2010. In the midst of a 9.8 percent unemployment rate and the worst economic recession since the 1930s, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis took time to advocate for Latino LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered) rights. Last month, Solis was the spokeswoman for a Spanish-language version of Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project, called “Se Pone Mejor.” (She also made a version in English). The […]