From Frida Kahlo and Sylvia Rivera to Orlando Cruz and Christina Hayworth, Latino members of the LGBTQ community have been key leaders in the push for equality. For our June community conversation, WTTW News celebrated Pride Month by highlighting past and current leaders in the movement and the Latino LGBTQ experience.
On Monday, WBEZ host and reporter Araceli Gómez-Aldana moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices” community conversation. She was joined by Antonio Santos, co-founder and director of the Gage Park Latinx Council; Zenaida Lopez, associate director of El Rescate, a transitional living program at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center Chicago; Maya Lozano, Chicago board member of the national Trans Latin@ Coalition; and Julio Rodriguez, co-founder and board president of the Association Of Latina/o/x Motivating Action.
During the conversation, guests talked about the LGBTQ leaders they look up to in the Latino community, discussed current adversity the community faces and shared advice for young LGBTQ people.
Our next “Chicago Tonight: Black Voices” community conversation is set for Monday, July 26 at 8 p.m. Visit wttw.com/events to RSVP.