Lambda Legal on May 15 announced the launch of a Spanish language website containing resources built specifically for U.S. Latinos and Spanish-speaking individuals.
"We're very excited to present a more robust online resource for people who seek LGBT and HIV resources and information in Spanish," said Francisco Dueñas, director of diversity, inclusion and Proyecto Igualdad for Lambda Legal. "The Latino community is a diverse population that faces many of the issues where Lambda Legal advocates and litigates. Senior citizens, youth in schools, immigrants, transgender people, same-sex parents and people living with HIV are all part of the Latino community, and our new website will serve as a resource for those who need or prefer Spanish-language content."
Lambda has been publishing Spanish versions of its content since 2002 and the first "Impacto," the Spanish version of its quarterly publication "Impact" was released in 2009.
Since then, the need to provide Spanish language resources for the LGBT community and people living with HIV has only grown. The website launch is part of the recent expansion of Proyecto Igualdad, Lambda Legal's outreach and education effort for the Latino community, which also includes expanded education staff, targeted outreach efforts across the country and the publication of the Transgender Rights Toolkit and After DOMA Fact Sheet in Spanish.
The new site includes major sections on "Qué Significa 'LGBT?,'" "Después de DOMA" and "Derechos Transgénero."
"Latinos and Latinas are looking for resources that speak directly to them," added Dueñas. "We look forward to building upon the existing site as more and more progress is made in the fight for equality for the LGBT community and those living with HIV."
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