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Latina LesBi y Que Podcast


The Latina LesBi y Que! (as in Lesbian, Bisexual & Queer) Podcast was born from the Latina Lesbian & Bisexual Amigas Meet up in Los Angeles. The LLBA Meet up has a membership of over 700 women that meet up through various events to build community and create friendships between women who love women. The LatinaLesBi y Que Podcast captures the stories of the lives of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Latinas. This podcast is sexy, fun and very smart with topics that appeal to the diverse lives of Latina women who love women. 

Veronica is the host of the podcast and organizer of the Meet up. She is a mental health professional who works with women in a small psychotherapy private practice and she is a professor at a local University. She is also the organizer of the largest Latina Lesbian, Bi and Queer women’s meet up in Los Angeles. She is a smart woman who likes to have fun, is very opinionated and believes in building community. Veronica knows that Latinas have a valuable perspective and she captures that experience through interviews with Amigas from the Meet up that cover topics like Amor & Dating, Building lesbian community, Financial & legal topics for lesbians and Mental health & health topics for LesBi & Queer women. 

Aug 16, 2018

Today I’m talking with Cindy about her approach and mindset to Lesbian parenting. I met Cindy last year and we’ve become good friends since then. She’s a cute brunette with a beautiful smile. She is the mother of 2 adorable preschoolers that she co-parents with her ex-wife. Every time I hear Cindy’s life story I’m struck with a sense of admiration her resilience and courage. Her sense of humor, her growth mindset, her social network and her community are all resources that she pulls from to lovingly and realistically parent her twins. Cindy is resilient because she’s connected to people and communities who love her and her children. This isn’t a story of a lesbian struggling to co-parent her twins on her own; Cindy is more than that. She’s a beautifully complex woman, a mother, a lesbian, a professional and a latina who is thriving on her own terms in a beautiful life that she is constantly recreating. 

This is one small part of Cindy’s full story of a rich and complex life that gives us some insight into how Lesbian parents thrive in spite of adversity and shows us how we can continue to protect lesbian families. This interview shows us that we can protect Lesbian families in 4 ways 1) creating safe communities that protect LGBT couples and their children so that they don’t experience discrimination 2) Help LATINX LGBT folks stay connected with their families because la cultura cura, we need family to feed us some sopita every now and then 3) Friends are important. Find a tribe of YOUR people that have your back and are there to support you and 4) Your mindset matters when you’re a parent. Humor and having a sense of hope will help your children adjust to change and stress AND This is, I think, is Cindy’s secret sauce. 

Contact info:

email: latinabilesbian@gmail.com

website: www.latinalesbipodcast.com

instagram: @latinalesbipodcast

Twitter: LatLesBipodcast

 

 

Resources for further reference:

  1. Latina Lesbian & Bi Amigas Meetup Link
    1. https://www.meetup.com/East-Los-Angeles-Latina-Bisexual-Lesbian-Amigas-Meetup/
  2. Latino Equity Alliance PFLAG
    1. http://www.latinoequalityalliance.org/our-work/
  3. Research cited on Audio about LGBT Family Structures
    1. Lynch, J. M. (2000). Considerations of family structure and gender composition: The lesbian and gay stepfamily. Journal of Homosexuality, 40(2), 81-95.
    2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/lesbian-parent