The fact remains that LGBT people are only properly portrayed in a staggeringly few novelas. The majority of the melodramas simply fail the LGBT community and larger Latino community with either two-dimensional, frequently disparaged LGBT characters or a world simply not inhabited by LGBT characters at all.
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Last week, a study was released on attitudes toward women in Brazil. In a shocking revelation, the majority of those interviewed agreed that "women who wear clothes that show off their body deserve to be attacked." Activists turned to social media to express outrage and to challenge this way of thinking.
LGBTQ communities across Mexico are, no doubt, ecstatic by the ruling that two homophobic slurs are not legally protected as freedom of speech. But as most LGBTQ Latinos know, these two homophobic epithets are so frequently espoused throughout Latin American culture that many are not cognizant of their deleterious effect.