It’s no secret that our culture is hella infused with homophobia and machismo, and that simply existing as Latinx and openly gay can be a political statement all on its own. Many of us just want to exist peacefully, and that wouldn’t be possible without the Latinx activists who fight to make it easier for the rest of us.
Here are 22 Latinx LGBTQ people who are unapologetically out, proud and fighting for our rights:
1. Sara Ramirez
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Remember when Sara Ramirez played a bisexual character on “Grey’s Anatomy”? Well, that role helped her discover that she is, irl, bi. She came out in October 2016 and has been advocating for bisexual visibility ever since.