Latino Groups Come Out in Support of LGBT Family Members

By Lauren Jow

Originally published on Advocate.com July 06 2012 6:54 PM ET

Bookended by big announcements, this week is seeing a strong showing of support for LGBT rights and families in the Latino population.

On Sunday, 21 Hispanic organizations will launch a national public education campaign to advocate for acceptance of LGBT family members.

“Familia es Familia” will officially launch at the National Council of La Raza annual conference in Las Vegas.

The debut comes barely a week after the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Latino civil rights group in the United States, passed a resolution backing marriage equality at its annual convention on Saturday.

The list of partner organizations includes LULAC, SER Jobs for Progress, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute.