Amaro, Jorge


Jorge Amaro is the Communications Manager for Equality California (EQCA). EQCA works to achieve equality and secure legal protections for LGBT people.

Anti-gay Ads Launched Amid String of LGBT Youth Suicides

By Jorge Amaro
Equality California

In a desperate attempt to win the votes of the Latino community, on Friday the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the anti-gay extremist group fervently focused on denying same-sex couples the right to marry, released a Spanish television ad attacking U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer for supporting the right for same-sex couples to marry.

The ad falsely argues that Latinos oppose the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and that Senator Boxer opposes comprehensive immigration reform. These allegations, however, are complete lies. The truth is that a majority of California’s Latinos now support basic rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as well as the right to marry. Additionally, Senator Boxer, a leading champion of full equality for all, has long fought for comprehensive immigration reform.

Catholic Latinos Support Marriage Rights for Same-Sex Couples

Another Crowned Queen Joins the Anti-LGBT Dark Side

By Jorge Amaro
Equality California

Mexican actress Karyme Lozano was crowned Queen of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade in 2008. So I was shocked to hear that she has joined the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles in a new initiative benefiting radically conservative Carly Fiorina, who is running for pro-LGBT Senator Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat. At a press conference this week hosted at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, the Washington-DC-based conservative Latino group announced the $1 million-dollar “Tus valores” (“Your Values”) campaign to bring their toxic agenda to California by helping elect anti-equality candidates like Fiorina.

If Argentina Can, So Can We!

By Jorge Amaro
Equality California

A historical dawn!” exclaimed a Canal 5 Noticias news anchor upon receiving the final count of Argentina’s Senate vote that would grant marriage rights to same-sex couples. It was 4:06 AM in Buenos Aires when legislators voted by a slim majority (33-27) to approve the measure. Previously passed by the lower house, the bill encountered its last major hurdle before heading to the President’s desk.

Outside in the streets, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community cried and cheered in celebration after anxiously waiting 14 hours in the frigid cold for the heated debate to end.