The 41 List: 41 role models in the Latina/o LGBTQ community

In 1901, 41 men were arrested, beaten and eventually disappeared for being gay/bi. Their names were put on a list that condemned them and their families to a life of ridicule, shame and pain.

Today, The 41 List highlights 41 role models in the Latina/o LGBTQ community who demonstrate that we can be successful and live our lives “out” and open. Those featured also represent a small sample of the diverse professional backgrounds, generations, genders, geographic regions, and Latino backgrounds that make up our community.

We hope that by sharing these 41 amazing stories, we can inspire our community and future Latina/o LGBTQ generations to keep dreaming and work hard to reach their goals.

2015 – The 41 List – Honorees

Alphabetical Order

Dante Alencastre

Gef Aviles

Miguel Angel Ayala

Ana Bernal

Lorena Borjas

Jessica Carrillo

Marco Castro-Borjorquez

Karla Camacho

Rick Cervantes

Jorge Cestou

Paola Coots

Gregorio Davila

Benjamin Di’Costa

Emmanuel Garcia

Elicia Gonzales

Rita C Gonzales

Can Gonzalez

Ridge Gonzalez and Elena Popp

Jennicet Eva Gutierrez

Alfredo Hernandez Chavez

David Lopez

Jessie Melgar

Queen Victoria Ortega

Brian C Pacheco

Henry Perez

Sebastian M Perez

Marco Antonio Quiroga

Drago Renteria

Yosimar Reyes

Edwin Rivera

Lily Rivera

Raul Robles

Aaron Rodriguez

Alexa Rodriguez

Lorena C Rodriguez

Ariana Naiymah Sanchez

Roberto Sanchez

Mario Solis-Marich

Olga Talamente

Yesenia Valdez







Jorge Cestou


Dante Alencastre


Miguel A. Ayala


Lorena C. Rodriguez


Alfredo Hernandez Chavez


Henry Perez


Gregorio Davila


Jessica Carrillo


Ana Bernal


Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez