Latino History 101
Book offers an "everything you wanted to know about Latino History" education.
How did Puerto Rico become a U.S. commonwealth? Is chocolate really Mexican? What caused the Cuban Missile crisis? What is La Mantanza?
The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the very useful book, "Everything You Need to Know About Latino History." Author Himilce Novas has compiled what might be considered a mini encyclopedia about the history and culture of Latino Americans of all races-Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Domincans, and Central and South Americans. Written in a handy question and answer format, "Latino History" covers everything from Montezuma to Jennifer Lopez and everyone and everything else in between! It's a great way to get a crash course on the Latino histories that you might not know so much about. If you want to impress your friends with some new-found knowledge of Latino history, then buy this extremely informative book!
Five honored for their contributions to the Latino/a Lesbian, QV, Bisexual, Transgender Community.
NEW YORK-Movies have the Oscars, music has the Grammys, television has the Emmys. And Latinos, well, we have the HoMoVISIONES! On June 24, the annual HoMoVISIONES 1999 QV Pride Awards honored five individuals who through their life, work, and leadership, have fostered the well-being and advancement of the Latino/a Queer communities. The event, held at La Nueva Escuelita, one of New York's oldest and most famous Latino QV and lesbian nightclubs, attracted hundreds of people.
This year's honorees were Marga Gomez (A
lesbian performance artist and comedienne), Andres Duque (Director
of Mano a Mano, a NY agency that provides services for Latinos/as),
Rossana Rosado (Editor-in-Chief, El Diario/La Prensa, NY's largest
Spanish language daily newspaper), and Carolina Cordero-Dyer
and Raymond Constantino (Co-chairs of the 1998 Northeast Regional
Latino/a LGBT Conference, Pa'Fuera, Pa'lante). In addition, a
posthumous award was given in honor of legendary transgender
performer Lady Catiria.
Launched in 1994, HoMoVISIONES (HV), is the first and only television program about Latina/o lesbian, QV, bisexual and transgender life. It has since produced hundreds of shows that tackle issues such as racism, sexism and homophobia. For more information about HV, please visit the HV website at www.homovisiones.org or call (212) 724-2464.
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