They may face prejudice based on ethnicity or skin color from the mainstream culture and prejudice for being gay from their own ethnic group. The group plans an anti-homophobia campaign. Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage in December; Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador allow civil unions. Through sideways glances and snide remarks, Vazquez understood that the Portland area, known as a haven for gay and transgender folks, offered her little refuge. She is completing an associate's degree in education at Mt.
As family in Mexico continued to repudiate her, so did fellow Latinos in Oregon.
Gay Latinos struggle for acceptance in Oregon
This funding opportunity will direct resources to the populations and geographic areas of greatest need, while supporting core HIV surveillance and prevention efforts across the United States. They may face prejudice based on ethnicity or skin color from the mainstream culture and prejudice for being gay from their own ethnic group. Inshe checked herself into a rehab clinic and remains sober. Clin Infect Dis ;53 5: They are the stories of real Oregon Latinos: Mentors help local youth succeed.
The message of the play, which will tour Oregon cities and schools, "is that we just want to be people and we want to be accepted. She now sings and plays guitar professionally. Many gay Latinos feel they must leave home, but that's a "geographic pseudo-cure," Diaz said. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. HIV Surveillance Report ; Ages 35 to Last month, several gay Latino leaders in Portland formed the first social and educational group for gay Latinos in the metro area.