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Williams Institute Reading Room: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resources in Law and Public Policy: LGBT Latinos/Latinas

A guide to resources in the Williams Institute Reading Room, part of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law.

Williams Policy Studies

LGBT Latino/a Individuals and Latino/a Same-Sex Couples. Angeliki Kastanis, Gary J. Gates. (The Williams Institute, 2013) HQ76.3.U5 K345 2013  *Online access.

California's latino/latina LGB population. Christopher Ramos, Gary J. Gates. (The Williams Institute, 2008) HQ76.3.U52 C355    *Online access. 

Latino/as in same-sex couples in California: data from Census 2000 = Latino(as) en parejas del mismo sexo en California, datos del Censo 2000. Gary Gates and R. Bradley Sears. (Williams Project, 2005) KF4754.5 .P65 2005k; also  *Online access.

LGBT Latinx/Latinas/Latinos, 2020 -

LGBT Latinx/Latinas/Latinos, 2010 - 2019

LGBT Latinos/Latinas, 1990 - 2009


Unidad: Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos. (Gregorio Davila, Roland Palencia, Mario J. Novoa, 2022). "GLLU was the greater Los Angeles area’s first major Queer Latin@ organization, and the film chronicles events surrounding GLLU at a pivotal time in the history of LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and civil rights movements that shaped the destinies of GLLU’s communities for decades to come." Film website.

Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America. Moises Serrano, Heather Mathews & Tiffany Rhynard (Sisters Unite Productions & Pony Pictures, 2016). Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only); film website. "Gay and Undocumented, Moises Serrano Fights for Justice."

El Canto del Colibrí (Song of the Hummingbird). Marco Castro-Bojorquez (Frameline, 2015). A documentary about Latino fathers and their LGBTQ children.  DVD HQ755.85 .C353 2015; Film information. Also streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only).

I am the Queen. Henrique Cirre-Lima, Josue Pellot (Cinema Libre Studio, 2010).  Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only); film website. "A celebration of Chicago's Puerto Rican transgender community."

Tal Como Somos = Just As We Are. Directed and produced by Judith McCray; co-director and producer, Heidi Zerzen. (Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2008) DVD HQ76.3.U5 T35 2008

De colores: Lesbianas y gays latinos: historias de valor, familia y amor = Lesbian and gay latinos: stories of strength, family and love. Producer, Peter Barbosa; directors, Peter Barbosa & Garrett Lenoir.  (Jaebee Productions, 2001). Included on Unlearning homophobia series (WomanVision, 2004). DVD HQ76.8.U5 U55 2004

The Salt Mines. Susana Aikin, Carlos Aparicio (Frameline, 1990). "Latina transwomen in New York." Streaming via Kanopy (UCLA only); film trailer; film information.


Voices from the margins: experiences of racial and sexual identity construction for urban Latino youth. Glenda Alemán. (UCLA, Education, 2005) LD791.9.E22 A367 2005 *At SRLF.

Communities of desire: queer Latina/Latino history and memory, San Francisco Bay Area, 1960s-1990s. Horacio Nelson Roque Ramirez. (2001) HQ76.3.U52 R66 2001 *At SRLF.

Chicana feminist voices: in search of Chicana lesbian voices from Aztlán to cyberspace. Lisa Justine Hernandez. (2001) PS153.H56 H47 2001 *At Chicano Studies Research Center Library.