Latinx Resources

Publications

"Guia de Recursos Para Salir del Closet set" (Resource Guide on Coming Out)

(Resource Guide in Spanish)

Human Rights Campaign's coming-out guide for Spanish speakers is aimed at easing the process and providing guidance.

Direct link to download guide: shop.hrc.org/publications/guia-de-recursos-para-salir-del-closet-set-downloadable.html


Resources

Language and Coming Out Issues for Latinas and Latinos

(Website in English)

A resource link by the HRC that describes challenges LGBT Latinas/os face when speaking the Spanish-language. For example, the Spanish-language itself is limited for discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity issues, and there’s a lack of LGBT resources that are printed in Spanish.

Direct link to information on HRC website: www.hrc.org/resources/entry/language-and-coming-out-issues-for-latinas-and-latinos

HONOR Fund – Latina/o LGBT Advocacy, Leadership & Education

(Website in English and Spanish)

Honor Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights and freedoms of the Latino LGBT community through leadership development, advocacy and public education. The HONOR Fund name is rooted in its founding organization HONOR PAC (Political Action Committee).

Direct link to website: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/language-and-coming-out-issues-for-latinas-and-latinos

HONOR PAC – Empowering Latina/o LGBT Communities

(Website in English)

HONOR PAC advocates for the political empowerment of Latina/o LGBT communities. The organization supports candidates and ballot propositions that advance progressive policies and serve the unique needs and interests of Latina/o LGBT communities.

Direct link to website: www.honorpac.org

Immigration Equality

(Website in English and Spanish)

Immigration Equality is a national organization fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and HIV-positive individuals. The organizations website provides immigrants rights, LGBT policy advocacy, and informational resources.

Direct link to website: www.immigrationequality.org

GLAAD Organization

(Website in English)

GLAAD has worked with news, entertainment and social media to bring culturechanging stories of LGBT people into millions of homes and workplaces every day. The GLAAD website provides information about Spanish Language Media. Spanish Language Media shares LGBT stories that impact Spanish-speaking communities, and analysis of the media that serves those communities.

Direct link to GLAAD’s Spanish-speaking Media: www.glaad.org/issues/spanish-language-media

CLAM – Centro Latino-Americano em Sexualidade e direitos humanos

(Website in English, Spanish, and Portuguese)

The main purpose of the Latin American Center on Sexuality and Human Rights is to produce, organize, and disseminate knowledge about sexuality from a human rights perspectives, in order to help fight gender inequality and to contribute to the struggle against the discrimination of sexual minorities in the region. The Center brings scholars, activists, and other partners from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, to encourage public debate on sexuality and sexual rights.

Direct link to CLAM website: www.clam.org.br

GSA Network

(Website in English and Spanish)

A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network that supports young people in starting, strengthening, and sustaining GSAs and builds the capacity of GSAs to create safe environments in schools for students to support each other and learn about homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressions. The GSA Network educates the school community about homophobia, transphobia, gender identity, and sexual orientation issues, and fight discrimination, harassment, and violence in schools.

Direct link to GSA Network’s Resources in Spanish: www.gsanetwork.org/resources/recursos-en-español

 

Family Resources

Somos Familia

Somos Familia supports Latino families with children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer and conducts education to create family and community acceptance. The group was started by two mothers to support other families with similar experiences.

(Website in English and Spanish)

Direct link to website: http://www.somosfamiliabay.org/

 

Transgender Resources

Trans Youth Family Allies

(Website in English and Spanish)

Trans Youth Family Allies empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Direct link to website: www.imatyfa.org/parents/resourcesespan.html

Direct link to Spanish-speaking LGBT Terminology (Resource in Spanish): Aprendiendo el Vocabulario - http://www.imatyfa.org/resources/recursos-en-espanol/aprendiendo-el-vocabulario/

Direct link to freqently asked questions by LGBT Spanish-speakers (Resource in Spanish): Preguntas Frecuentes - http://www.imatyfa.org/resources/recursos-en-espanol/preguntas-frecuentes/

Direct link to practical advice for LGBT Spanish-speakers (Resource in Spanish): Consejos Practicos - http://www.imatyfa.org/?s=Consejos+Practicos

 

HIV/AIDS Resources

The Wall – Las Memorias Project

(Website in English and Spanish)

The Wall - Las Memorias Project is dedicated to promoting wellness and preventing illness among Latino populations affected by HIV/AIDS by using the inspiration of the AIDS Monument as a catalyst for social change.

Direct link to website: www.thewalllasmemorias.org

 

Organizations for Equality

Voces de Orgullo

(Website in Spanish)

An organization designed to build inclusively and community between LGBT Latinas/os and their families. The organization does this by providing community services and social support for LGBT Latinas/os and their families.

Direct link to website: www.vocesdeorgullo.net

Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California

(Website in English)

The organization’s mission is to create a more humane and democratic society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people through leadership development and educational programs based on popular education methodology. Specifically their goal is to organize and educate immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities. The organization does this by providing policy advocacy, community education and empowerment, and youth leadership training.

Direct link to website: www.idepsca.org

National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

(Website in English)

National Council of La Raza conducts policy analysis and advocacy activities in the civil rights arena in order to promote and protect equality of opportunity in voting, justice issues, education, employment, housing, and health care for all Americans.

Direct link to website: www.nclr.org

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

(Website in English and Spanish)

The organization’s mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States. The organization provides policy advocacy, community programming, and informational resources.

Direct link to website: www.lulac.org


Immigration Law and Policy

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)

(Website in English)

MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

Direct link to website: www.maldef.org

Central American Resource Center (CAReCen)

(Website in English and Spanish)

The mission of CAReCen is to empower Central Americans by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice and promoting cultural diversity. Works in areas of immigration, legal, education, and economic development.

Direct link to website: www.carecen-la.org


Online Magazine

xQsi Magazine

(Website in English and Spanish)

This LGBTQ Latin@ multimedia magazine includes news, opinions, arts & entertainment, multimedia, and events.

Direct link to website: www.xqsimagazine.com