What is it like to be undocumented & LGBTQ? Does the Latino LGBTQ immigrant community receive support from the rest of the mainstream American LGBTQ community? What is the Latino LGBTQ communities interpretation of Pride? The LMC tries to answer these questions when we spend the hour with Dagoberto Bailon and Crystal Zaragoza from Trans Queer Pueblo in Arizona.
On this episode, Tomas Summers-Sandoval talks about the little known history of Latinos in the Vietnam War and how the number of Latinos in that war was a lot larger than people realize. He also talks about the forgotten legacy of the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, one of the largest minority-led, anti-war movements during this period. Summers-Sandoval is an associate professor of History &Chicanx/Latinx studies @ Pomona College.
The Panama Canal was built for the benefit of US imperialism, under the dark cloud of Jim-Crow racism, with little regard to worker’s rights, and almost no recourse for disability rights. This is the dark story of the forgotten victims of the Panama Canal. the LMC speaks with Caroline Lieffers, a PhD candidate in the History of Science & Medicine at Yale University.