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HRC San Antonio Steering Committee Member Ricardo Ramirez Shares His Story To Have a good time Latinx Heritage Month – Human Rights Marketing campaign


Nonetheless, I rapidly discovered I used to be not only a homosexual man. I used to be a Latino homosexual cisgender man with an accent. I didn’t fairly match throughout the group. I used to be totally different. I wanted to elucidate how I got here to the U.S., why I had an accent after I was a U.S. citizen, why Puerto Ricans have their flags in every single place, how Puerto Rico isn’t the identical as Cuba, why I communicate with my palms, clarify why I’m so loud, and lots of different non-sensical questions on my tradition and identification.

As a Puerto Rican, I’ve lived my total life understanding my voice is the one instrument I’ve to make myself seen and heard. With my expertise, I knew that the one technique to make a change was to affix a bunch that may see me for who I’m and have the identical ardour as I do to make change in coverage. I first turned concerned with the Human Rights Marketing campaign after being invited to volunteer at an occasion. I began to know extra in regards to the group and the group. I turned extra concerned and joined the San Antonio Steering Committee as a range and inclusion co-chair.

Being a part of HRC gave me the chance to have a voice on the desk. I’ve at all times understood that I’m a minority and a part of a minority group. Even when surrounded by a Latino group, my tradition was lacking. I used to be lacking the traditions I knew solely different Boricuas would perceive. I needed to do one thing to introduce my tradition to the HRC San Antonio group to ensure that it to grasp me extra. I began to request music at occasions and made conventional dishes for potlucks, utilizing them as a mechanism to open conversations.

Being a part of HRC’s San Antonio Steering Committee has allowed me to have a good time who I’m and have a good time my tradition, throughout and past Latinx Heritage Month. All of us can and should proceed to seek out methods of celebrating our LGBTQ+ Latinx group, equivalent to help our group by visiting LGBTQIA+ small companies. Most significantly, we should have a good time and acknowledge our achievements and contributions to historical past.


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