Coming out as LGBTQ can be difficult for people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, especially in a conservative state like Wyoming. But some local queer Latinos say they face extra challenges in a culture in which both the Catholic Church and masculinity loom large.
Listen above to hear an interview with KHOL Spanish-language correspondent Alicia Unger about her reporting this Pride month followed by her full story in Spanish.
“They are trying to come out of the shadows and let the people know that they’re not here to harm anybody,” Unger said of the two young residents she interviewed. “They’re just here to live a life like the rest of us.”