But according to Monica Trasandes, director of the Spanish-language media at GLAAD, research shows that being gay in the Latino community is becoming less taboo:
"What we're finding in our research at GLAAD, is that Latinos are as, or more, supportive of marriage equality. And it's because Latinos understand the value of family and how important it is to have that family at the center of our culture. It doesn't mean social taboos are erased overnight — what it means is that Latinos are open to supporting the equality of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender friends, family, and neighbors."Just like our uncle used to say "los parientes son de a huevo!" [relatives aren't optional]. Once your dad gets over your collection of William Levy pictures or, if you're marimacha — we love that word! — your Chavela Vargas CDs, he'll finally be ready to start loving you for who you really are.