LGBT Latino Community
More than 90 percent of the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando were Latino.
Florida has the third-largest Hispanic population in the country, so the attack has sent ripples throughout Latino communities all around the state.
According to a 2013 report by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, an estimated 1.4 million Latinos in the United States identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Many of those residents face those challenges up in a culture rooted in machismo, religion and rigid gender norms. As adults, LGBT Latinos can sometimes feel isolated from their families, and from the larger LGBT community as well.
We examine the impact the tragedy is having on the LGBT Latino community with Cindy Watson, executive director of JASMYN, Manny Andrade, Latino outreach coordinator with the Northeast Florida AIDS Network, and Mario DeCuto, who serves on the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission.