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9 Latinx LGBTQ People Who Deserve An ‘Out Magazine’ Cover More Than This White Supremacist

“Out Magazine,” an LGBTQ fashion and lifestyle magazine, recently published an article about Milo Yiannopoulos, and the Twitter world was. not. having. it. If you don’t know Yiannopoulos, he is the self-proclaimed Twitter troll that led the racist, hate-filled attack against Leslie Jones that ultimately got him banned from the platform for life.

This is the tweet/story that had people up in arms:


As many of the comments pointed out, readers were pissed that the LGBTQ magazine gave a “white supremacist” a platform while continuously ignoring LGBTQ people of color.

Twitter users went in on “Out Magazine” for giving an alt-right personality a platform, while also attempting to humanize him for readers.


Now, everyone deserves to be who they want to be, but when you promote “equality,” it’s probably best to be equal in who you promote and give a platform to.

And people were not going to let the magazine off the hook for its latest stunt.


If they were looking for free publicity, they definitely found it.

People wanted to know why LGBTQ people of color aren’t being featured, but a highly controversial white supremacist is.

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So, we’d like to offer up a few LGBTQ Latinos that would probably make for a better feature:

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1. Carmen Carrera

That aids thing has to go✌️… #amfAR #makingaidshistory

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Carmen Carrera rose to fame after appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 2. She didn’t win, but since being on the show, she has publicly transitioned and has used her own fame to challenge stereotypes of trans people. But more than that, Carrera has been a big activist on the global platform. She volunteers for amfAR, working to eradicate AIDS and has also teamed up with HBO to do a documentary about LGBTQ issues in South America.

2. Laith Ashley De La Cruz


This Dominican model is another trans Latino who is making a name for himself. Not only is he dreamy, De La Cruz has been vocal about the violence trans people of color have been facing on an escalating scale. De La Cruz has been open and public about his transition, serving as a role model for young Latinos and other people of color who are struggling with their own identity.

3. Wilson Cruz


Wilson Cruz has been one of the most politically active voices in the Latino LGBTQ community this year. Immigration rights and a transparent democracy have been at the center of his messaging since the primary races, and he even walked down Santa Monica Blvd. with Bernie Sanders earlier this year. For a magazine claiming that Yiannopoulos was covered because of political engagement, maybe they should take a peep into Wilson Cruz’s own political involvements.

4. Shane Ortega

Sometimes I miss the smell of a hanger. #memories

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Shane Ortega is more than just a pioneering trans military serviceman, he’s a LGBTQ rights activist and a disabled combat veteran, according to his Instagram profile. It was reported that during his time in the military, he was forced to wear a female uniform due to the procedures banning trans people from openly serving in the military. This year, the Pentagon did away with the ban of trans people serving in the military, giving many Americans a chance to finally serve their nation openly.

5. Bianca Del Rio

THANK YOU, TORONTO! ❤️❤️ #pride #goodtimes

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This fierce af drag queen has been making headlines because of her foul-mouthed, Joan Rivers-inspired style of comedy. Not only is she consistently touring around the country with her comedy shows, she is also starring in a brand new comedy, “Hurricane Bianca.” The movie, which is guaranteed to leave you rolling with laughter, not only tackles the negative LGBTQ stereotypes that exist in Texas (where the movie is set), but also calls out the racism and micro-aggressions Latinos face on a daily basis.

6. Mondo Guerra

FEELING THE LOVE AT NYC PRIDE MARCH! #keepkissing

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Mondo Guerra was the “Project Runway” season 8 runner up who came out as HIV positive while on the show in 2010. The emotional moment when he disclosed his status to the world is something that Guerra should definitely be proud of. Since the show, Guerra has been a big HIV and AIDS activist, from designing limited edition clothing for Dining Out For Life and creating art installations for the 2016 United States Conference on AIDS (USCA).

7. Moises Serrano


Moises Serrano might not be the biggest name out there, but his story is resonating with a national audience. Serrano is the focus of “Forbidden: Undocumented And Queer In Rural America,” which follows his life and experience in North Carolina as, well, undocumented and queer. The documentary premiered this year at OutFest and has since one two awards, including the Social Justice Film Award from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

8. Monica Raymund

Before the Molly's…??❤

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Monica Raymund is one of the main stars of “Chicago Fire” and only recently came out as bisexual on Twitter. Now, it wasn’t like she wasn’t out before: According to a follow up tweet, Raymond had been out privately to those close to her for 10 years, but she shows that coming out is an ongoing process and would give Out a chance to represent bisexual people, as well!

And finally…

9. Juan Gabriel

Gracias a todos los que comparten alegrías

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Juan Gabriel is recently passed, but that doesn’t mean that Out Magazine shouldn’t have done an extensive interview with the Mexican music and fashion icon. He never openly came out, but he had the greatest response ever when he was asked if he was gay: “They say you shouldn’t ask questions about the things you can easily see.” He also holds special meaning for queer Latinos and offered an alternative view of masculinity not often represented in media.

So seriously, “Out Magazine.” It’s time for you to start recognizing more LGBTQ people of color. And now we’ve made it that much easier for you!


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Queer People Are Shouting Their Gratitude For Naya Rivera’s Trailblazing Character Santana Lopez

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Queer People Are Shouting Their Gratitude For Naya Rivera’s Trailblazing Character Santana Lopez

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There are few queer characters the people can point to in the past as being someone that changed their lives. Santana Lopez, Naya Rivera’s character on “Glee,” is one of them. Even if you’ve never watched “Glee,” Rivera’s character touched you because of how that representation is so important and empowering.

Naya Rivera’s place in LGBTQ+ media representation will be her long-lasting legacy.

Rivera brought us Santana Lopez, a queer Latina navigating the world of high school in a small town. For many, this kind of representation was so rare and often poorly done that Rivera’s command of the role was impactful. You didn’t have to be an avid viewer of the show to understand and appreciate the magnitude of Santana Lopez.

Rivera brought our experience directly to the mainstream and forced our own classmates to think about the way they saw queer people.

Rivera’s ability to capture the awkwardness and terror of being a closeted queer student in high school still resonates. It is a piece of nostalgia that is so deeply ingrained in queer people that it’s hard not to be emotional about Rivera’s sudden and tragic death.

Who can forget the moment Santana used “Landslide” to tell Brittany that she loved her.

The emotion of a love that is not easy to confess and live authentically is real. Ask any queer person you know about coming to terms with her sexuality in high school and you will hear about the fear and excitement. You will hear about the strategic allyships that epitomize the constant battle between being open and staying safe.

Rivera was more than an actress, she was an ally and advocate during her time on “Glee.”

Season 2, when Rivera’s feelings for Brittany (played by Heather Morris) grew, aired from 2010 to 2011. It was a time when marriage equality was not nationwide. Some states still barred same-sex couples from adopting children. Yet, queer high school and college students had a chance to see their experience mirrored because of Rivera’s insistence.

Rivera’s death is a major loss for the queer community that got our strength and courage from her.

Knowing that all of the “Glee” fans were rooting for and falling in love with Santana Lopez gave us a chance to breathe and feel accepted. Adding her Latina heritage was so important. Queer people of color, who have faced increased scrutiny from their own families, had someone representing them completely and sincerely.

Demi Lovato paid tribute by remembering the time she played Santana Lopez’s girlfriend.

The queer Latina love was not lost on fellow queer Latinos. Lovato herself was not out about her sexuality at the time and she admits in her post that Rivera inspired her. Rivera’s efforts to give the character an accurate and respectful storyline will forever be praised and admired as a fully realized manifestation of our experience.

Thank you for being someone we didn’t know we needed, Naya.

Our hearts are broken and our eyes are wet. We send love and hope to your loved ones. Rest in power, mija. We love you and will never forget what you did for our community.

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray is one of the hottest artists in music right now. The young man is delivering music and lewks that we didn’t know we needed. Let’s take a moment to admire the artist who si giving us some new music.

This is Solomon Ray and he is not shy about showing off who he is.

One of the most iconic quotes from Juan Gabriel and it still rings true today. How many times has someone in your family asked about your sexuality? Like, obviously it is what you suspect it to be so why the third-degree, tía?

He’s a Britney stan, which is still so very important.

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OH, BABY! BABY!

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She might have one of the most bizarre Instagram accounts ever created, but that’s just part of her. Britney is an American treasure and should be protected and honored at all times no matter what. It’s a good thing that Ray understands the importance of loving the pop icon.

He knows how to give you all of those rancho vibes.

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No puedo decidir. La primera foto o la segunda?

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Those chains against the hairy chest are really just everything. Honestly, we should be thanking him for being able to serve us such diverse lewks. We should aspire to have a man that can do both.

Ray even does the thing when he is at work.

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🎶 🎼 🎵

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Just like mami always said, “You can never be overdressed.” Mom instilled in us the importance of always being well put together no matter what. We dress up to hang out in the living room to hang out when the family comes over. Seems like Ray would be the perfect man to bring around.

Look at him being all chill with Mariah Carey.

Like, we get it. You have famous friends and know people who are just incredibly awesome. Well, if you do know Mariah Carey, let’s go ahead and plan a dinner date. You know, for networking.

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