Lambda Legal Launches Spanish Website and Dedicated Resource Page

"Senior citizens, youth in schools, immigrants, transgender people, same-sex parents and people living with HIV are all part of the Latino community."

Date

Date: 
05/14/2014

(New York, NY, May 13,  2014) - Lambda Legal has announced the launch of its Spanish language website with resources built specifically for US 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 Legal 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, located at www.lambdalegal.org/es 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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Contact Info

Erik Roldan 312-663-4413 ext. 359; Cell: 312-545-8140; Email: eroldan@lambdalegal.org