Community Health, Youth Voices
Although being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) has become socially acceptable in many places, coming out still feels perilous in some communities. Antonio Cabrera sought support outside of his family in Boyle Heights, a Latino neighborhood where cultural traditions and Catholicism loom large. “I saw guys and women differently, and in my head, I thought I was the only one. When [my grandmother] told the church, they told her to hate me.” In light of the Supreme Court ruling that declared marriage was a constitutional right for same-sex couples, this story was republished on Boyle Heights Beat.