Latino millennials are the least likely millennials to identify as heterosexual, according to the GenForward Survey project at the University of Chicago. When you break it down by ethnicity, however, Latino millennials were much more likely than other ethnicity groups to self-identify as LGBTQ, or non-straight. Ishmael Perez, co-founder of Orlando-based Qlatinx, speculated that conservative religious influences among Latinos may have inspired millennials to more openly push back against conservative social norms. This came as a surprise to Glenn D. For this survey, GenForward interviewed nearly 1, millennials across 50 states and the District of Columbia. The survey was offered in both English and Spanish.
Latinos Support Gay and Lesbian Equality - Center for American Progress
The Catholic Church's position on homosexuality is based on a distinction between being lesbian or gay and acting on it, accepting the former while at the same time considering the latter to be wrong and sinful. Often, however, that distinction becomes blurred and the message that many Catholics hear is that merely being gay is sinful. And while living an out and open life is powerful and important for LGBTQ people, there are some individuals who choose to be only partially out. I am dedicated to my own faith without feeling I needed to follow some of the more conservative teachings of the Catholic Church," said Demeo. I feel comfortable with my religious beliefs and I feel they are compatible with my life as a member of the GLBT community. There are also many priests, nuns and other religious leaders who work to reconcile the relationship between LGBTQ Catholics and their families and the church.
How US Latinos have changed their attitude to homosexuality
I remember uttering a slur aimed at gay people the other F-word in front of my mother when I was about 11 years old. She rebuked me faster than I could ever recall: "Never call anyone that! As a Latina, I knew our culture was full of machismo, and being gay was the antithesis of that. Despite being a huge Ellen DeGeneres fan, my dad stopped watching her show when she came out but that did not last long.