Jorge Valdivia explores parallels between the marriage equality movement and the history of the Mexican immigrant community in the United States–two groups that continue to fight for political and social equality.
Jorge emphasizes the importance of controlling the way our story is told. Whether we achieve this through media portrayal, watchdog groups like GLAD, or the formation of allies from other communities, Jorge maintains that the first step is having the confidence to speak for ourselves.
Jorge Valdivia Latino LGBTQ Activist
A native of Chicago’s Little Village, Jorge founded Homofrequencia, the first LGBT-focused Spanish-language radio program in the US in 2002, and the first Queer Prom in 2004. Among his many recognitions, Jorge has been inducted into Chicago’s Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame.
“One of the tragedies of being an historian is that you know too damn much.” ―Raymond Rodriguez,...
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