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Changing Hearts, Minds And Laws For Latin American Gays04:27
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A large rainbow flag flies over 12th Street Beach in South Beach, Miami.  (Ted Eytan/Flickr)
A large rainbow flag flies over 12th Street Beach in South Beach, Miami. (Ted Eytan/Flickr)
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In January, LGBT Latinos in Miami held their first ever gay pride event. The GayOcho! Festival was held on one of the city’s most famous streets, Calle Ocho. It was a big moment for gay Latinos, who hail from a socially conservative culture. And it was especially meaningful for the thousands of gays and lesbians who’ve come to Miami to escape often violent harassment in Latin America. Tim Padgett from Here & Now contributor WLRN reports.

Read more via WLRN: LBGTs Are Gaining Rights In Latin America–But Are They Gaining Respect?

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