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20 Latinas Who Identify As Bisexual and Queer

Fortunately, in recent years, the conversation about sexuality and bisexuality have opened up about. These days, so many Latinas in the entertainment industry have come out to reveal their own identities.

Check out these 20 Latinas who identify as bisexual or queer.

1. Lauren Jauregui

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Weeks after the presidential election of Donald Trump Jauregui came out in an open letter that was addressed to him and his supporters. In the letter, Jauregui slammed the then president-elect for running on a campaign that demonized minorities and people of color.

In the article, she wrote, “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it. I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another. I am proud to be the granddaughter and daughter of immigrants who were brave enough to leave their homes and come to a whole new world with a different language and culture and immerse themselves fearlessly to start a better life for themselves and their families.”

2. Zoe Saldaña

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In  2013, Zoe Saldana told Allure magazine in an articlethat was open to the idea of being with another woman and raising children with her. When the magazine asked the actress if she had ever been in a relationship with a woman, she told them to just write “…”

Later, explained: “I’m going to love and admire beauty, no matter if it comes in the form of a masculine essence or a feminine essence. Beauty is beauty. So, up until now, I’ve known my life to be with men, I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and I want to be with a woman, I’m going to do that. And I know I am going to be supported by the creatures that have raised me and love me and know me.”

3. Cardi B

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Has said on multiple occasions that she has had relationships with women. In May, after the release of “Girls” she said that she “personally myself had experiences with other woman ,shiieeett with a lot of woman ! I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience.”

4. Demi Lovato

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Lovato has been pretty open about her bisexual identity for some time. In 2013, she played the part of a bisexual love interest on the FOX show “Glee” where she played a love interest to Santana. In 2015, she produced “Cool for the Summer” singing “Got a taste for the cherry, I just need to take a bite.” Years later in her documentary, she stated that she identified as bisexual.

5. Christina Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera has been speaking openly about her fluid sexuality since 2004. Back then she told Zoo Magazine“I love experimenting with my sexuality. If that means girls then so be it. It would be wrong to hide this side of my personality.”

In 2010, she later said “I feel sexuality to be very empowering… I think men love to believe that they own our sexuality, so when a woman represents herself in a sexual way, people think, ‘Oh, it must be for a man.’ But men don’t have the right to own our sexuality. If I want to be sexual, it’s for my own appreciation and enjoyment! That’s why I like to talk about the fact that sometimes I am attracted to women. I appreciate their femininity and beauty.”

6. Michelle Rodriguez

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Rodriguez came out as bisexual in October 2013, when she told Entertainment Weekly she’s open to being in relationships with people who identify as men and people who identify as women “I’m too f***ing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks.”

The “Fast & Furious”actresshas been  linked to supermodel Cara Delevingne, and has said that she’s grateful that she came out “I’m not big on people’s opinions, you know? Unless it’s somebody I really respect. I don’t care what people out there have to say.”

7. Snookie

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During an interview with The Huffington Post, the “Jersey Shore” reality starexplained that she’s interested in men and women.

“I would consider myself bi,” she said. “I’ve done stuff with girls before. But I would never bewith a girl because I like… penis. But I’ve experimented.”

8. Joan Baez

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In 1972, the folk singer became one of the first celebrities to  “come out” to a major magazine publisher.

9. Sara Ramirez

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The “Grey’s Anatomy” actress has been vocal about her sexual identity for quite some time. She played a bisexual character on her show and came out as bisexual during a speech at the True Colors Fund.

10. Frida Kahlo

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In her life, Kahlo had multiple affairs with men and women all while married to her husband Diego Rivera’s wife. One rumored conquest was with American-born French entertainer Josephine Baker.

11. Bella Thorne

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The Cuban-American actress came out officially when a fan tweeted a question at her asking if she was bisexuality. She answered with a simple ‘yes.’

12. Stephanie Beatriz

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The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”actress came out as bisexual in an interview with GQ where she said “I’m bi, and I’m getting married this fall. I’m excited, nervous, terrified, and so fucking happy. I’m choosing to get married because this particular person brings out the best in me. This person happens to be a man. I’m still bi.”

13. Hennessy Carolina

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Cardi B’s sister spoke of her bisexuality in a post to her Istnagram account writing:

“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🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈❤🧡💛💚💙💜”

14. Aubrey Plaza

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In 2016 the actress came out as bisexual in an interview.

15. Jackie Cruz

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Before she was Flaca on “Orange is the New Black,” Cruz was a kissing  Kourtney Kardashian in an art class on the Kardashian’s Miami based reality show.

In an interview with Afterellen.com she explained, “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.”

16. Emily Rios

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The American-Mexican “Breaking Bad” actress has spoken about being an out Latina actress. 

17. Jessica Aguilar

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The MMA fighter revealed that she came out to her mother and had a hard time gaining her acceptance.

18. Natalie Morales

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In 2017, Morales revealed to social media that she identified as queer.

19. Emma González

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The teen activist has been open about identifying as bisexual.

20. Cameron Diaz

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Diaz has never labeled herself but has admitted that she’s been with women in the past. “I think women are beautiful, absolutely beautiful,” she told Glamour magazine. “And I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point. It’s natural to have a connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women.”


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Italian Mayors Are Showing J.Lo A Lot Of Love After She Mentioned Wanting To Move To The Country

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Italian Mayors Are Showing J.Lo A Lot Of Love After She Mentioned Wanting To Move To The Country

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Jennifer Lopez has checked off more than all the bucket list life experiences “Jenny from the Block” could have even imagined, but there’s still one more she yearns for: to live abroad in a small town in Italy or in Bali and enjoy the simple things in life. The 50-year-old singer, actress, producer, and businesswoman has graced the cover of Vanity Fair alongside an in-depth interview that affirms the importance of Latinas gaining power in the U.S. and a long-held desire to leave it all behind for a “more simple and organic” life. In the wake of J.Lo’s recent Academy snub for her role in “Hustlers,” she confirms that she is very intentional about why she’s only hired female directors for all her productions to date. “It’s about breaking the mold of what people are used to,” she told Vanity Fair’s Britt Hennemuth.

It’s clear that J.Lo is committed to breaking the glass ceiling for Latinas and all women alike here in the United States, but that hasn’t stopped mayors across the Italian countryside from wooing Jenny from the Block to move to their idyllic town.

Lopez revealed that all she wants to do is “ride a bike, and buy bread, and put it in my basket, and then go home and put jelly on it.”

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For Lopez, that kind of life may only be possible somewhere very far on the other side of the world, more removed from her celebrity. “I would love to live somewhere other than the United States, in a small town in Italy, or on the other side of the world, in Bali. Find another life where it’s a little bit more simple and organic and where I get to ride a bike, and buy bread, and put it in my basket, and then go home and put jelly on it, and just eat and paint, or sit in a rocking chair where there was a beautiful view of an olive tree or an oak tree and I could just smell. I have fantasies like that,” Lopez told the magazine.

“If you ever do move overseas don’t forget to take Arod with you,” one Twitter user implored of J.Lo. While it doesn’t seem like Americans are taking her fantasy too seriously, the rest of the world certainly is. 

Several mayors around Italy have publicly reached out to the Puerto Rican Renaissance Woman.

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The mayor of San Quirico d’Orcia, a town in the Tuscan countryside, announced, “We are the Italy that Jennifer Lopez is looking for. We are a small but beautiful town surrounded by endless olive groves and a landscape recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage area.” Mayor Bartoli didn’t forget to mention that “we have great bakeries that produce wonderful bread.”

Cagliari’s mayor, Paolo Truzzu, tossed his beloved town into the running as well. “Dear Jennifer, come and live with us in Cagliari” to enjoy “good things to eat, a slow rhythm of life, contact with nature and a lovely climate,” he said. The residents of some of these towns have reached out to Lopez to second their mayor’s invitation. “Hey @JLo! Did you receive the invitation from Cagliari’s mayor Paolo Truzzu to come to live here? He’s available to host you. Let us know!” one Cagliari resident tweeted at J.Lo. JLo, come to live in Italy there are many beautiful villages!! come on the Amalfi Coast or in Cilento,  I recommend also San Valentino Torio the land of lovers, 20 min from  Pompei,” another Italian Twitter user informed the superstar. 

Lopez also emphasized the importance of hiring female directors.

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Vanity Fair aptly acknowledged that Lopez had mostly been directed by men, but that she has an exclusively female line-up of directors for her future projects under her own production. “It’s about breaking the mold of what people are used to,” Lopez added, saying, “There are so many great female directors; why aren’t we using them more? It’s hard to break patterns, even in yourself, so we have to make a conscious effort to change the paradigm.” The 2020 Oscars snubbed all women when they only nominated male directors during a time when there are more female directors than ever before. 

“It’s also a great time for Latina women to take the stage at the biggest all-American event,” Lopez said of her upcoming Superbowl Halftime show with Shakira, emphasizing its importance “with everything that’s going on in the country right now.” Lopez added, “I’m super-happy to represent my community, to represent women, and to represent everybody, you know? “

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As A Queer Latina, I Can’t Praise Showtime Enough For Their Representation In ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

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As A Queer Latina, I Can’t Praise Showtime Enough For Their Representation In ‘The L Word: Generation Q’

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The highly anticipated sequel to Showtime’s iconic lesbian drama series, “The L Word,” is moving far and beyond the Latina tropes and giving us two very different Latinas of different classes, wealth, and family support systems. And they’re in love. The original series was set in West Hollywood, California, a place as sexuality-diverse as it is accessible only to the wealthy, thereby excluding racial diversity. The sequel, however, is set in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in East LA that has become the de facto capital of queer for a new generation of LGBTQ+ people. Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) is running for mayor of Los Angeles, but is facing setbacks because of the queerness of her love life. Shane McCutcheon (Kat Moennig) has become a successful androgynous model, which hasn’t prevented relationship problems with her wife. Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey) has become the new Ellen Degeneres, with a foundation set before her by the talk show host, Alice is able to offer a provocative talk show defined by feminism and queerness instead of just making people laugh. That very show becomes the grounds where we meet Generation Q. We meet two women who work together and are roommates and follow them back into their home to meet their roommates, girlfriends, and very hot property manager.

Instead of a Persian woman playing a Latina, “The L Word: Generation Q” has two main cast members who are Latina and are surrounded by their Latino family members who become the source of support or conflict in their relationship. Relatable already, no?

Dani Nuñez and Sophie Suarez are the central couple to
“Generation Q.”

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Sure, Alice is starting up throuple’s with her girlfriend and her girlfriend’s ex-wife, but that drama feels far too out there to hit home. Dani and Sophie, however, offer a story we’re all familiar with, especially if you, too, are a queer Latina. Dani Nuñez (left) comes from a wealthy background. She is essentially the heiress to her father’s company, Nuñez, Inc, which deals in promoting opioids. In this alternate reality, the Nuñez’s are reflective of the Sackler family, which has faced harsh criticism as the face of the opioid crisis. America has turned to question crisis by questioning the insular morals of a singular family which has built an empire. “Generation Q’ re-envisions that moral conundrum by giving us Dani Nuñez, the Director of Communications of Nuñez, Inc., who begins to question her morals after Bette Porter asks her point-blank: “How do you sleep at night?”

Meanwhile, Sophie’s morals are perfectly aligned in her career as a producer for Alice’s feminist, queer talk show of the same name.

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Sophie comes from a different class of Latinidad, which includes the perks of a tight-knit family unit. She exudes confidence while wearing a Wildfang coverall suit instead of an expensive business suit. Sophie enjoys the support of her family and knowing exactly who she is and what she wants out of life.

Meanwhile, Dani’s father’s homophobia becomes intolerable for Dani as the two take their relationship to the next level.

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As a queer Latina literally named Dani with a homophobic father herself, I couldn’t feel more seen by how “Generation Q” portrays the psychological hardships that family homophobia can place on a relationship. Dani grew up with an implicit understanding that if her feelings didn’t fit into her family values, that the only way she could feel and process them was in isolation. That learned behavior trickles into her relationship with Sophie, and Sophie has a problem with it. Sophie’s family is constantly around, supporting them, and openly processing their feelings. There are no secrets.

“Generation Q” illustrates the nuances in how the child of a homophobic parent learns to navigate life and how it has much larger effects on their personal relationships. 

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So far, the show hasn’t just given us an Afro-Latina and a brown Latina. It’s given us a range of family dynamics that feel so familiar to so many of us. Whether you have Sophie’s family, who’s constantly bringing over tin-foil wrapped homemade food, even on a tour of a ritzy wedding venue, or Dani’s family, who, in order to please them, you have to compromise too much of your self. 

You can stream Showtime’s “The L Word: Generation Q” on Sundays.

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