VIDEO: LEA Co-Chair Ari Gutierrez discusses Boyle Heights LGBTQ Forum

Latino Equality Alliance Co-Chair Ari Gutierrez discusses the Boyle Heights LGBTQ Forum. The event, hailed as a success from various individuals involved, connected youth and families with resources, and workshops pertinent to LGBTQ family acceptance, equality, and health, just to name a few. The Boyle Heights LGBTQ Forum took place on Saturday, April 6th in

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Family Acceptance & Equality come together in east Los Angeles

BOYLE HEIGHTS, CA- Revealing one’s sexual orientation can be one of the most challenging experiences for an LGBTQ youth, but coming out in a culture with a heavy religiously conservative foundation can make the whole ordeal that much more difficult. Nowhere else is this more self-evident than in America’s most populace state, California, where the

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We are LEA

Getting involved in a grassroots organization is new to me.  I didn’t come out of the infamous “closet” until I was 26.  My experience was filled with self-hatred, doubt, loneliness and fear.  Maybe it was due to the fact that, early on in my coming out process I didn’t have queer friends.  It would suffice Continue Reading

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