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Journalists/Multimedia Producers Carlos Anaya and Carlos Mayorga showcase "Orgullo Latino" this June, a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Latinos in the United States with the award-winning news-magazine IN THE LIFE airing nationwide on public television stations.
NEW YORK — Get ready for “Orgullo Latino,” a 30-minute show airing nationally this June 1st on the award-winning show IN THE LIFE. The show is the first of its kind for public television stations. Produced by Journalists/Multimedia Producers Carlos Anaya and Carlos Mayorga, it captures the emerging movement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Latinos in the United States.
“Orgullo Latino” highlights the new American reality – Latinos are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the U.S. Time Magazine recently proclaimed that Latinos will pick the next president of the United States. Along with that, new research shows that Latinos are more tolerant than the majority of Americans on LGBT rights. The show uses the new research from the National Council of La Raza to highlight the emergence and multiple realities of LGBT Latinos.
As Latinos continue to move to the forefront of American society, so is their movement into mainstream media, which shows there is opportunity for inclusion.
“I believe this is the best time to be a Latino,” says Producer Carlos Anaya. “Living a bicultural lifestyle gives us more choices and buying power. It was a privilege to showcase stories that embrace the multiple realities and how much our community has advanced.”
The show enters the lives of a number of celebrities and leaders in entertainment, politics, religion, business and advocacy in four different U.S. cities – Los Angeles, New York, Tucson and Miami. Some of the interviews include:
Daniel Hernandez, former intern for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Hernandez is credited with saving her life last year during a shooting at a Tucson supermarket.
Jane Velez-Mitchell, anchor for the CNN Headline News show “Jane Velez-Mitchell.”
Eduardo Xol, designer for seven seasons on the hit ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Richard Zaldivar of The Wall/Las Memorias Project.
Andres Duque, a gay Latino blogger nominated by GLAAD for his work.
Ali Curi, President of HPNG
Several other influential LGBT Latinos appear in the show, including a discussion about Ricky Martin coming out of the closet. Experts such as Ruth Gaviria, Senior VP of Corporate Marketing at Univision and Joel F. Jaro, Psychotherapist/Inspirational Coach and others provided research on biculturalism and dual identification. As Latinos continue to move to the forefront of American society, so is their movement into mainstream media, which shows there is opportunity for inclusion.
“Latino leaders who are making a difference and smashing stereotypes continue to emerge in our society,” adds Producer Carlos Mayorga. “As producers, we chose individuals who are living the American Dream and setting the example of what all Latinos can become.”
IN THE LIFE is the longest-running LGBT show on television, debuting in 1992 on PBS. The show is a two-time Emmy Award nominee, a 15th Annual Webby Award nominee and the recipient of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ribbon of Hope Award, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association's 2011 Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage Award and 2006 Seigenthaler Award for excellence in network television and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Journalism-Newsmagazine.
About Carlos Anaya: Carlos Anaya, GLAAD Award Winner for Best Spanish Journalism - known as the Latino Ryan Seacrest is an entertainment contributor for NBC/Telemundo and other media outlets. He offers services as a reporter, host, multimedia producer, and social media influencer. He is the Managing Editor for My Lifestyle Magazine, a chic publication for multicultural readers in New York City. He is the exclusive reporter for Sprint Network since 2008, creating over 100 million impressions. firstname.lastname@example.org
About Carlos Mayorga: Carlos Mayorga specializes multicultural reporting in both the print and multimedia platforms. He has a Master's degree in television broadcasting from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor's degree in print journalism from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Mayorga is a former crime and courts daily newspaper reporter and now serves as Junior Managing Editor for My Lifestyle Magazine in New York, a publication that caters to chic multicultural readers.
About IN THE LIFE: In The Life Media was founded in 1992 on the premise that visibility in media is vital to achieving equality and social justice for LGBT people. IN THE LIFE, produced by In The Life Media, was the first and remains the only national LGBT issue-oriented television program to feature the faces, voices and stories shaping the gay experience. In The Life Media produces change through innovative media that exposes social injustice by chronicling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender life and providing audiences with effective ways to advance equality within and beyond communities.
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