Hotly debated topics, such as same-sex marriage or immigration, are a part of our daily lives with people on either side arguing continuously about what should be done and who should do it. While it is certainly important to have debates on such topics, it is easy to get lost in the arguments and forget that any decision made will affect the lives of real people and our fellow community members.
Real people who go to work, spend time with family and friends, have dreams they aspire to, and goals that they want to accomplish. A new show that aired on PBS this month will take you into peoples’ lives, give you a taste of what it is like to be them, and take you into the world of the new American realities – the multiple and complex realities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT*) Latinos in the U.S.
Presented by journalists/ multimedia producers Carlos Anaya and Carlos Mayorga, Orgullo Latino is a 30-minute show that will be featured as a part of the award-winning PBS show In the Life, which first aired in 1992 (and is the longest running LGBT* show on television). Viewers will enter the lives of celebrities and leaders in entertainment, politics, religion, business and advocacy such as Daniel Hernandez, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Eduardo Xol, Pedro Julio Serrano, Richard Saldivar, and more.
“Latino leaders who are making a difference and smashing stereotypes continue to emerge in our society,” says Producer Carlos Mayorga. “As producers, we chose individuals who are living the American Dream and setting the example of what all Latinos can become.”
Here is a glimpse at what you can expect from Orgullo Latino (you can also catch the first episode on PBS):