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These Latinos Are Loud And Proud About Their Bisexuality And We Should Be Supporting Them More

You know what the B in LGBTQ+ stands for? It stands for bisexual, and while bisexuals make up for the vast majority of the LGBTQ+ community, they’re vastly underrepresented and maybe even face the most stigma from the community itself. It’s no secret that it’s hard to be gay in this world, especially if you grew up in a Latino household, but then you find your chosen family. We as a community need to take cue and take care of the bad-ass bisexual Latinos in our lives, including these talented individuals:

Sara Ramirez

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Ramirez is no doubt the most outspoken bisexual Latina out there. When she came out as bisexual, she did it during a speech at the True Colors Fund, on a stage, in front of a crowd. #Goals

Lauren Jauregui

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Jauregui had her own epic coming out by writing an open letter to President Trump just weeks after he was elected. She called him out on his campaign full of demonizing and dehumanizing minority communities.

Guillermo Diaz

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Diaz doesn’t have a coming out story because he’s always brushed off the question in interviews as something that people get too hot and bothered over. Yes, he’s gay, but it’s not his full identity, and I low-key love that he’s creating a standard where your sex life doesn’t make headlines, hetero or homo.

Frida Kahlo

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While Kahlo was alive, she was simply known as Diego Rivera’s wife. Today, she’s a feminist icon for being openly bisexual during her time, and even dressing in suits since she was a teenager.

Raúl Esparaza

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Esparaza opened up about his sexual fluidity in a candid interview with The New York Times. He told the reporter that he fell in love with a male professor at New York University.

“He was tough and impossible and manipulative and brilliant and really inspired and believed I’d be a big star. The best thing about him is he made me feel like a great person, no matter what I was doing. He didn’t seem to feel gay or straight was much of an issue.”

Bella Thorne

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Cuban-American actress came out as bisexual in a more relaxed way, by just responding to a fan’s tweet questioning her bisexuality with a simple ‘Yes.’

Stephanie Beatriz

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“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” actress came out to the world as bisexual and had the opportunity to do it again on television, when her character discovered her bisexuality. Thanks to Beatriz, someone from our community was able to control the story.

Óscar de la Renta

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Dominican designer reportedly had an affair with a man before he married French Vogue editor Françoise Langlade, and is known to be bisexual.

Hennessy Carolina

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Cardi B’s sister is bisexual and proud to be with her wife. Just read this caption:

“If you can’t accept the B In (L)LGBTQ..(L)lesbian(G)ay(B)BISEXUAL(T)transgender (Q)ueer, then please don’t speak up for the community if you can’t fully understand ALL of us! A bisexual girl expressing that she sometimes likes to kiss and hook up with girls especially when she gets a little loose when she drinks wine, Sounds human and normal to me! I don’t have a problem with that!! Whether you want to go out, have some drinks and hook up with the same gender for one night or whether you decide to be in a relationship with him/her, it should be no one’s concern or business or even PLACE to tell you how to complete your sexual desire unless you’re a pedophile! You can STILL consider yourself LGBTQ if you to choose too! Bisexual means you’re attracted to both genders. No matter what’s the status of the relationship or what you chose to do with that person … If a woman like to be in a relationship with a man but like to enjoy her sexual desire with a woman from time to time she can still considers herself to be a BISEXUAL! same goes for men….. and please if your still in your confused stage, please don’t talk for the whole community until you can fully comprehend ALL of us! We don’t like to be the judge or to be labeled! We just want be excepted for who we are… Love is love! That being said HAPPY GAY PRIDE MONTH FROM ME AND MY WIFE🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜”

Aubrey Plaza

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Plaza came out as bisexual in 2016 in an interview. She said that her family has always been very supportive, especially since she had a gay uncle and gay aunt. She’s grateful that non-heterosexuality was never something that she was taught was wrong.

Jackie Cruz

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Before Jackie Cruz was Flaca on “Orange is the New Black,” she was befriending Khloé Kardashian in art class. The two were filmed kissing in the Kardashian’s Miami based reality show.

She told Afterellen.com, “I like the person whether it’s a woman—we don’t like to be labeled. I’m in a relationship with a man right now, but I’ve liked women in the past. So I guess we don’t want to be labeled. We don’t really talk about it, but the actions speak louder than words, am I right? So you’re seeing it. You’re living it.”

Michelle Rodriguez

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“The Fast and the Furious,” “Resident Evil,” and “Avatar” star has been private in the past, but following relationships with Kristianna Loken and Cara Delevingne, she gave a little.

“I’ve gone both ways,” she told EW. “I do as I please. I am too f—king curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

Jaime Bayly

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Peruvian novelist Bayly is married to the mother of his children, and he identifies as bisexual.

“Soy bisexual, pero ya perdí el gusto por los hombres,” he said.

Héctor Lavoe

CREDIT: “Héctor Lavoe Bisexual.” Digital Image. Latin Times. 12 July 2018.

Puerto Rican salsa singer was rumored to be bisexual though he never had the chance to go on record about his sexuality. 🙁

Emily Rios

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Actress Rios had to come out to her Mexican mother and experienced some serious emotional turmoil. Later on, her character came out as bisexual and she made sure the writers rewrote the scenes to better represent the bi experience.

Gabriel Romero

CREDIT: “Gabriel Romero Bisexual.” Digital Image. Latin Times. 12 July 2018.

Gabriel Romero is a Mexican actor best known for his ground-breaking role as the first openly gay character on Spanish-language television as Fernandito on “Los Beltrán.” Romero himself is bisexual and killing it.

Jessica Aguilar

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MMA fighter Jessica Aguilar is one of the top-seeded female strawweights in the world, but she can’t get her mother to accept her as she is. After she came out to her mother, she asked where she “picked up” on bisexuality. Aguilar just said, “you didn’t see it or learn it; you felt it.”


READ: These 25 Latinos Are Out, Loud, And Proud


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‘Fuller House’ Actor And Certified Daddy Juan Pablo Di Pace Comes Out And Yasss

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‘Fuller House’ Actor And Certified Daddy Juan Pablo Di Pace Comes Out And Yasss

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Argentinian actor Juan Pablo Di Pace recently came out in a TEDx video recorded in March. The video was released in late June giving Di Pace’s coming out story a special place in the 2019 Pride Month calendar. Social media erupted in applause and praise for the actor living his truth after so much time hiding in the closet.

Juan Pablo Di Pace came out of the closet as a gay man and is already living it up.

That’s right. Di Pace was living it up in Madrid during pride not long after the video of his talk coming out of the closet was publish. Honestly, it is something everyone should be celebrating. Someone being able to live their life fully is something that some people will never be able to understand. There is an attitude of in the Latino community that tries to shun and silence the LGBTQ+ community. Seeing a prominent member of the Latino community sharing his coming out story is such a positive example for younger people struggling to come out.

Di Pace’s coming out via a TEDx is one of the greatest moments of Pride Month 2019.

Not only did Di Pace come out of the closet, but his story about coming out and learning who he is is also very relatable to most members of the LGBTQ+ community. It wasn’t like he figured out that he was different. It had to be told to him.

“My mother says that I came out of her womb with a paper and pencil in my hand and that I used to draw until I fell asleep, which is why I had very few friends. But, actually, the truth is that, unlike most of the boys in my class, I preferred to play with girls. I was more comfortable. They were more fun,” Di Pace told the audience at his TEDx talk. “So, I didn’t think anything of it, right? Until I heard a word that I had never heard before. It started like a thunder that got closer and louder to me as it exploded like egg in my face: marícon, faggot. Well, I didn’t really understand that word at first but the word was here to stay for years. A little know book, as you might know as the Bible, starts with, ‘In the beginning, was the word and the word was made flesh and it dwelt among us.’ So, after failed attempts to fight against this word and try to make friends, my only option was to make friends with white sheets of paper. Paper would not shout or kick me. Paper was kind and on paper everything and anything was possible, just like in the movies.”

The moment of being made to feel and know that you are different from everyone else is something most people deal with at the beginning of coming out. It is a harsh, and some times dangerous, moment that starts the process of coming out and learning who you are as a person.

Fans of the actor showered him with praise and love for coming out.

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Coming out, no matter how old you are or how successful you are, is a terrifying experience. You have to be prepared for people to shun you. You need to be ready for people to speak down to you. It is not an easy or fun process for a lot of people.

The emotional reception to Di Pace’s coming is filled with love and appreciation.

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This is something the Di Pace should be so proud of. It is so important for people to come out of the closet. By coming out of the closet, you force others around you to confront their own ideas of the LGBTQ+ community. When people know someone personally who is LGBTQ+, they tend to become more accepting of the community allowing for more people to come out in a safer environment.

You are with your chosen family now, Juan.

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All people in the LGBTQ+ community understand the importance of a chosen family. Even if your family accepts you, it is important to have a chosen family. It is a way to learn what it means to be gay and how to live life open in a world that can sometimes be really cruel. Your family will want to help but it is hard for your mom and dad to teach about LGBTQ+ culture.

Congratulations on coming out Juan. Sending lots of love.

READ: Grab The Tissues! These Latinas Told Us Their Coming Out Stories And We Have Been Sobbing In Pride

AOC Went To A Drag Show And It Is The Most Beautiful Moment Captured On Social Media

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AOC Went To A Drag Show And It Is The Most Beautiful Moment Captured On Social Media

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a champion of the people and the biggest villain according to Republicans. Whenever AOC does anything, conservatives have a lot to say about it. AOC’s latest outing to a drag club in New York City is the latest moment of celebration.

Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez proves that Pride is not just one month but all year long.

“You are special. You are beautiful. You are accepted and let’s give a big round of applause for our artist,” AOC tells the crowd as they go wild for her.

All the performers who had a chance took their photo with the most recognizable Congresswoman currently serving.

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“Activist & politician @ocasio2018 was @bartschlandfolliestonight & we all couldn’t have been more thrilled! I felt ultra #patriotic performing my #patriotact for this special audience that was chanting her initials,” Dirty Martini wrote on Instagram. “Fight that good fight for what this country deep down is really about- equality, liberty & peace! ❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸”

The drag queens and kings could feel themselves becoming more and more patriotic.

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“Equality and social justice for all with a dash of showgirl❤️
AOC @ocasio2018 in the house at the @bartschlandfollies last night! I admittedly was majorly fan girling!!!! One of the most present and beautiful audiences I’ve experienced to date, they were screaming her initials as she cheered us on front and center all night, even telling us all how much we were loved and welcome and accepted when Joey arias invited her on stage,” Marcy Richardson wrote on Instagram. “And I just thought, man, what a reason to actually feel patriotic this weekend. She’s not afraid to be here with us. ALL of us. You give us all hope❤️❤️
#alexandriaocasiocortez #bartschland #bartschlandfollies #aoc #mckittrickhotel #happyfourth

It’s fair to say that AOC had a great time with the performers and her allyship with the LGBTQ+ community is unquestionable.

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“The inspiring and formidable @ocasio2018 attended the @bartschland Follies show @themckittrick last night in NYC. She brought hope to the room and showed us 🇺🇸 future! Her choice words, ‘Be who you are. You are beautiful. You are accepted.’ 🏳️‍🌈,” Murray Hill wrote on Instagram. “In this pix, I’m saying, ‘I’m standing next to a future president!’ The 2nd pix, I’m thanking her for her work, speaking out, and fighting the good fight. #aoc #4thofjuly #resist #showbiz

AOC’s actions since taking office show that she is an unapologetic LGBTQ+ rights activist.

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The Congresswoman from New York was there for Queens Pride despite a cold that she was battling. She explained that she just couldn’t let her exquisite crushed velvet suit hide during the pride celebrations.

She is here to support the LGBTQ+ community no matter what she is doing, like just attending pride.

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Honestly, just look at how excited she is to be out and about among the LGBTQ+ community at Pride. AOC has set herself apart from other members of Congress with her unapologetic fight for the LGBTQ+ community.

She even made an impassioned speech for LGBTQ+ rights in a post-marriage equality world that has energized the community.

AOC is fighting a fight so many don’t realize needs to be fought. The fight to make PrEP free to the public is one that more people need to get behind. The U.S. taxpayers paid for the research that created Truvada, a daily pill with a 99 percent success rate in preventing the transmission of HIV. Gilead, the pharmaceutical company selling Truvada is selling it back to the people who funded the research at $2,000 a month because of a patent. The price point is forcing many people vulnerable to the disease unprotected and risking lives needlessly.

Oh, and she is a major “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan so we hope to see her at more drag shows in the future.

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Thank you for standing up for our community, AOC.

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