What’s it like to be Latino and gay? With most of the victims being Latino, and nearly half of Puerto Rican descent, the June 12 shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is shedding light on LGBTQ communities of color. People are speaking out, sharing their perspectives on the intersectionality of sexual orientation and race.
PBS NewsHour talked with members of Orlando’s Latino LGBTQ community about what it’s like to be marginalized both for your race and sexual identity. In the wake of the shooting, they share their experiences of being a part of two minority groups, and what’s next for a community in need of healing.