Club goers embrace at the approximate time one week ago that the Pulse nightclub mass shooting began. In the early morning hours last Sunday, reports of a shooting, resulting in ' multiple casualties' at Pulse nightclubbegan to filter out of Orlando. When Mayor Buddy Dyer took the podium to update the press, it was worse than anyone imagined: 49 victims dead and 53 more wounded.
Dad immediately, instinctively, drove off the road down a dirt track. In the ensuing confusion of righting us, the announcement was not mentioned. For three days I held my breath while nothing was said, waiting for the anger and disappointment.
This qualitative study used face-to-face semi-structured interviews to explore the unique sources of stress, challenges, as well as opportunities and factors related to resilience among 13 gay Latino first- and second-generation immigrants. As suggested by these themes, gay Latino immigrants have distinct sources of stress and conflict, many of them associated with community memberships, but also draw on unique sources of support and adaptive thoughts and behaviors in facing stressors. Implications for studying risk and resilience factors among stigmatized populations, including LGBT individuals and immigrants, are discussed.
Purveyors of the early music scene like DJs Grasso and Nicky Siano to Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles helped to shepherd music through the disco-drenched dance floors of gay clubs. Even more than white gays, who have slowly begun to find wider acceptance in the mainstream, LGBT people of colour have faced struggle beyond comprehension. Of course, clubs are also problematic. To further complicate things, these LGBT spaces are quickly disappearing.
OrtizPaula M. Rivera-Servera, Richard T. Remember, gentle raza readers: We can't be homophobes and whine about Mexi discrimination in the same breath.
A gay Latino journalist publicly reported years of harassment to YouTube this week, setting off yet another round of escalating criticism regarding how the video sharing platform polices content on its site. On May 30, Vox's Carlos Maza tweeted that Steven Crowder, a self-styled right-wing shock jock and YouTube personality had allegedly harassed him for years. These videos get millions of views on YouTube.
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Fans are mourning the fatal shooting of Kevin Fret, one of Puerto Rico's only openly urban music artists. The rapper, who was 24, was shot several times as he was riding his motorcycle early Thursday morning in Santurce, Puerto Rico, a neighborhood in the San Juan metro area. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding his death, according to reports, though they gave out information about a possible suspect. This was a sentiment Fret subscribed to and he encouraged others to do the same as an outspoken advocate for the LGBT community.
That attitude, a throwback to an earlier era, seemed the rare exception as relatives of those gunned down in the club, many of them Puerto Rican, mourned their deaths and celebrated their lives on the streets of Orlando. The moments of mourning seemed to show how far gay culture has progressed from a time when it was frequently hidden from loved ones. Justice was confirmed dead on Monday. In the hours since the attack, there have been countless homages on social media posted by friends and relatives, who extolled the accomplishments of their loved ones and embraced their sexual identity.