Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) launched Recursos en Español de HRC, to expand outreach and resources for Spanish-speakers as well as Spanish-language media. HRC’s top resources will now be available in Spanish, including guides on a range of issues — from health, education, youth and religion to family and coming out — as well as videos and blog posts highlighting the experiences of members of the Latinx LGBTQ community.
“The LGBTQ community is as diverse as the fabric of our nation,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “HRC en Español ensures that our groundbreaking and lifesaving resources are available and accessible to the millions across this country and around the world who belong to Spanish-speaking communities. With the Latinx community facing unprecedented political attacks, now more than ever, HRC stands with all LGBTQ Latinx people in all that we do.”
Despite historic progress on LGBTQ equality within the United States and in many Latin countries, significant challenges remain for the Latinx LGBTQ community throughout the Americas, including discrimination, homelessness, and violence. Recursos en Español de HRC includes original content and resources reflecting the broad range of experiences and needs within the Latinx LGBTQ community and provides support to those working to build inclusive spaces within the Latinx communities in the U.S. and around the globe. Additionally, HRC will be increasing its Spanish language presence on social media, including Twitter.
“These much-needed resources are now accessible not only to LGBTQ Spanish-speaking Latinx people, but also their family members, neighbors, friends, and allies who wish to affirm and support their LGBTQ loved ones,” said Milagros Chirinos, HRC’s Bilingual Media Manager-Spanish. “Our communities must be inclusive and welcoming for all people — no matter who they are, where they come from, or whom they love.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent estimates, Hispanic people in the United States constitute 17.6 percent of the nation’s total population. There are more than 56.6 million people of Hispanic origin living in the U.S. and 72.9 percent of them speak Spanish at home. Since 2012, the percentage of Latinx LGBTQ people living in the U.S. has seen the largest increase among racial minorities, from 4.1 to 5.3 percent.
Working toward equality for the full diversity of the LGBTQ community has always been an important part of HRC’s mission. Recursos en Español de HRC elevates the message of inclusion for the Latinx, LGBTQ, immigrant and ally communities that wish to share their stories, advocate for justice and learn more about LGBTQ topics.