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Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month
Latino Americans are a diverse and important part of the LGBT community. Latino individuals have a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, which include all countries in Central and South America, as well as Puerto Rico and Cuba, and other Spanish cultures. This is a time to learn about the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with Hispanic ancestry.
Our Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Heroes downloadable flier has information about nine notable Latino/Hispanic heroes. It's perfect for sharing. Print off copies and pass them out to members of your GSA, teachers and fellow classmates. If you are an educator, this resource can be shared with your students as part of your inclusive curriculum efforts. To download, see the resources located on the right. Also feel free to use our other activities, including a timeline of LGBT Latina/Latino milestones in American history and matching game for our heroes.
Put up the Cover Photo on your Facebook page and let others know why you support Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month. We want to know who your heroes are! If you know a Latina/Latino person who has contributed to the LGBT and safe schools movement, post about them on our Facebook page. You can also tweet your heroes to @glsen or @DayofSilence using the #HispanicHeritageMonth hash tag!
Learn more about the incredible contributions Latina/Latino LGBT people make! You can also check out the links below to connect and see what opportunities and resources already exist!
Just the Facts: Sexual Orientation and Youth - A great resource that GLSEN put together with a coalition of leading national psychological, counseling, education and health organizations regarding sexual orientation and youth and the harmful "therapies" that are out there such as sexual orientation change effort (available in English and Spanish).
Get the Facts: Realities of LGBT Students & Strategies to Create Safer Schools for All - GLSEN partnered with Familia Es Familia to release a resource discussing the statistics around LGBT bullying and harassment (available in English and Spanish).
Shared Differences: The Experiences of LGBT Students of Color in Our Nation’s Schools - Check out this research report to learn more about Latino/a LGBT students.
Hispanic Heritage Month - For more facts and information on what you can do this month. There are also events listed-so check it out.
Population Statistics - Information from the 2010 census on Latina/Latino people in the US, including demographic make-up, socio-economic status, and behavioral factors.
Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources - Various activities, stories, ideas, lesson plans, and teaching guides to help teachers to engage with students on the rich history and culture of Latina/Latino people in America
The Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP) - a project to empower LGBTQ undocumented people, youth, and allies through education, advocacy, leadership development and organizing.
Ambiente Joven - es un proyecto de Advocate for Youth y esta dedicada a la comunidad de LGBT joven latina con la meta de proveer informacion sobre salud mental y sexual, asi como informacio sobre cultura general.