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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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Singer-Songwriter Kany García Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapy in Puerto Rico

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Singer-Songwriter Kany García Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapy in Puerto Rico

As the Puerto Rican government is debating a bill on conversion therapy, Kany García is speaking out against the controversial practice. The Boricua singer-songwriter wrote an open letter to the senators in favor of Senate Bill 184, which would help end conversion therapy on the island.

Kany is one of Puerto Rico’s most-decorated artists.

García is one of the Puerto Rico’s top artists. She’s won six Latin Grammy out of a career 20 nominations. In March, she was also nominated for her third Grammy Award for her latest album Mesa Para Dos.

This year Kany celebrated five years since coming out.

On Valentine’s Day 2016, García revealed that she was in a relationship with her partner, Jocelyn Troche. The couple is still going strong with Troche appearing in last year’s “Lo Que En Ti Veo.” She and García share beautiful moments in the video. At November’s Latin Grammy Awards, there was a big wave of artists in the LGBTQ+ community in the major categories, including García, Ricky Martin, Pablo Alborán, and Jesse y Joy’s Joy Huerta.

She’s telling Puerto Rican senators to pass Senate Bill 184 in her letter.

Since coming out, García has remained at the forefront of queer issues in Puerto Rico. The passage of Senate Bill 184 seeks to prohibit conversion therapy. The controversial practice has long harmed LGBTQ+ communities. It’s thought of as a way to rid them of their queer gender or sexual identities.

“Puerto Rico deserves that every girl and boy, every young woman and young man can be who they want to be and love who they want to love,” García wrote in her letter. “This measure has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the protection of Puerto Rican children and youth.”

García speaks from her own experience. “I am an example of how to be faithful to who you are. I am a woman who deeply loves her partner and who is loved by her family and by our people. There is nothing to change. There is nothing to repair. There’s nothing to heal. We have to give the same opportunity that I have had, to be who I am, to all our children and youth.”

García further writes that the bill should be passed as-is without any amendments. According to Al Día news, Popular Democratic Party Senators Gretchen Hau, Elizabeth Rosa Velez, and Migdalia Gonzalez have filed several amendments to Senate Bill 184 as of Wednesday. Puerto Rico’s governor Pedro Pierluisi has indicated that he’s ready to override the senators if necessary.

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The Cast of ‘Glee’ Along With Demi Lovato Paid Tribute to Naya Rivera At the GLAAD Awards

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The Cast of ‘Glee’ Along With Demi Lovato Paid Tribute to Naya Rivera At the GLAAD Awards

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On Thursday, the cast of “Glee” paid tribute to Naya Rivera at the GLAAD Media Awards. Rivera was a once-in-a-lifetime talent the touched so many lives personally and through the screen while she was alive. But perhaps none of Naya’s roles were as impactful as Santana Lopez was.

This year, GLAAD decided to take time to honor the impact Naya Rivera had on LGBTQ representation onscreen.

During a time when LGBTQ represenation onscreen was rare, Santana Lopez was groundbreaking for being both queer and Latina. Santana went from a shut-off closeted cheerleader to an out-and-proud lesbian woman. This was a story arc many queer kids had never seen before.

Demi Lovato introduced the cast of “Glee” with a touching speech. She described how honored she was (and still is) to have played Santana’s girlfriend, Dani, on the show.

“I don’t have to tell you that this year was a tough, tough year,” Lovato said. “A particular moment of heartbreak stands out for me: losing my friend Naya Rivera. I will always cherish the chance I got to play Naya’s girlfriend, Dani, on ‘Glee.’”

“The character Naya played, Santana Lopez, was groundbreaking for closeted queer girls — like I was at the time,” she went on. “And her ambition and accomplishments inspired Latina women all over the world.”

Then, dozens of former “Glee” cast members gathered via Zoom to pay tribute to Naya Rivera.

The tribute featured former “Glee” actors like Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer, and Kevin McHale. There were also many others.

“Naya would be honored to receive this recognition,” read the statement. “When Naya was told that Santana would be a lesbian she called me to let me know and I asked her how did she feel about that and she said ‘I feel great about it!'”

“This year marks the tenth anniversary that Naya’s character, Santana Lopez, came out on ‘Glee’,” said Dot-Marie Jones, who played Coach Beast on the Fox series.

“Santana basically got disowned by her family. And as alot of us know, that’s a feeling too many LGBTQ kids know too well,” continued Chris Colfer, who played Kurt Hummel.

The loving tribute then ended with a written statement from Naya Rivera’s mother Yolanda Previtire, who couldn’t make it to the call.

“Little did we know that she would impact so many people in the LGBTQ community. Her desire was to always be an advocate to those who did not have a voice.

“She continued: “I don’t believe that she realized how important she was to this world. I am grateful that my eldest daughter helped to change the landscape of how we view and see each other.”

“Her desire was to always be an advocate to those who did not have a voice,” the message read, in part. “I don’t believe that she realized how important she was to this world. I am grateful that my eldest daughter helped to change the landscape of how we view and see each other.”

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