Lesbian – A female- identified person who is attracted romantically, physically, or emotionally to another female.

Gay – A male-identified person who is attracted romantically, physically, or emotionally to another male.

Bisexual – A person who is attracted romantically, physically, or emotionally to both men and women.

Transgender – A person who is a member of a gender other than that expected based on anatomical sex.

Queer – An umbrella term which embraces a variety of sexual preferences, orientations, and habits of those who do not adhere to the heterosexual and cisgender majority.

Intersex – Someone who’s physical sex characteristics are not categorized as exclusively male or exclusively female.

Asexual – A person who is not attracted to anyone, or a person who does not have a sexual orientation.

Ally – A person who does not identify as LGBTQIA, but supports the rights and safety of those who do

LGBTQ, LGBTQA, TBLG: These acronyms refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Asexual or Ally. Although all of the different identities within “LGBT” are often lumped together (and share sexism as a common root of oppression), there are specific needs and concerns related to each individual identity.


LGBT Hispanic Media blog site is about how from the late 20th century to the early 21st century Spanish-Language media’s representation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community went from nearly non-existent to increasingly prevalent. In the blog, I will discuss the growth of how the advocacy of LGBT rights and the push for the community’s representation within Spanish-Language media evolved from the late 1990’s until now the present time. In the blog, I will discuss the reasons for the change using Spanish-Language media formats, organizations, and people who played a pivotal role in its growth.  While discussing the evolution of the representation of the LGBT community in

Spanish-Language media, I will also discuss the favorable and non-favorable reactions the change has caused within the Hispanic/Latin American community. The blog site will not only examine the growth of representation of the LGBT community within Spanish-Language media but it will examine the growth of the Hispanic/Latin media at large when it comes to challenging traditional cultural values to modern cultural beliefs.