This year, to celebrate Latine Heritage Month, the GLAAD Media Institute is launching a digital series called “Dímelo,” debuting with four episodes that spotlight LGBTQ comedic performers from across television, stage and social media.
Hosted by comedian, writer and GLAAD Media Institute consultant Gabe González, Dímelo (“Tell me about it”) is a non-traditional interview show offering a critique of media tropes with unfiltered opinions about how LGBTQ Latine identity is (mis)understood, while learning about our guests – and what they hope to change – in the process.
The season premiere will be available on GLAAD’s YouTube, with exclusive clips from each interview released on Instagram and TikTok, starting Tuesday, September 19th. New episodes will air each Tuesday through October 10th.
“We’re so proud to shine a bright light on these talented comedians and writers and to share elements of the LGBTQ Latine experience that don’t always get attention,” said Monica Trasandes, Senior Director, Spanish-Language & Latine Media & Representation at GLAAD and executive producer of the series. “Representation always matters, and it’s very needed today, when some forces are actively working to erase LGBTQ people. We are certainly not going away, and no one can diminish our queer joy or our humor.”
“Even during months intended to celebrate Latine communities, we’re expected to educate others about our histories and lived experiences to avoid being flattened or stereotyped in media,” said comedian, series producer and host Gabe González. “I want to offer LGBTQ Latine voices in particular the room to playfully skewer assumptions, celebrate our collective imagination and embrace our complexities without the need for explanation.”
While our work at GLAAD highlights queer and trans Latine voices year-round, this month offers a unique spotlight on our community to launch a new project we hope to continue year-round.
“Dímelo” will air weekly episodes on YouTube and share clips from the series on Instagram & Tik Tok throughout September and October.
Episode 1 (Sept. 19) features River Ramirez
Episode 2 (Sept. 26) features Joél Pérez
Episode 3 (Oct. 3) features Veronica Garza
Episode 4 (Oct. 10) features Mika Kenyah
In addition to “Dímelo,” the GLAAD Media Institute will also be hosting live interviews on Instagram with Latine leaders in advocacy, activism and entertainment between Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, as well as featuring digital content that honors the past and present contributions of diverse voices within the Latine community.
From historical trailblazers like Amelio Robles Avila or Sylvia Rivera, to contemporary icons like Jennicet Gutiérrez or Wilson Cruz, LGBTQ people have always been part of the fabric of Latinidad. We’re excited to continue celebrating Latine LGBTQ communities, amplifying joy as well as the urgent struggles many still face, this month and beyond.