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.

2016 – The 41 List – Honorees

Random Order

Jorge Amaro

Joshua Baca

Gustavo Briand

Yordy Cancino

Isaac Cano

Cassandro El Exotico (Saul Armendariz)

Nicole Castillo

Mario Ceballos

Fredy Ceja

Luis Cruz

Marissa Ditimus

Ramon Escobar

Laura M. Esquivel

Dr. Orlando Espin

John Jude Duran

Janet Duran

Dr. Alicia Gaspar De Alba

Miriam Gilson

Alex Guerra

Dr. Yolanda Leyva

Alma Lopez Gaspar De Alba

Dra. Johanna Malaret

Kenny Martin-Ocasio

Mario J. Novoa

Jacqueline Olan

Louie A. Ortiz-Fonseca

Uriel Posada

Dr. Uriel Quesada

Jose C. Rollano

Jorge Rivas

Christofer Modelo

Chris Salamanca

Chris Sanchez

Nico Santos

Hector Silva

Lalis Solorzano Martinez

Cary Tabares

Cesar and Miguel Topete

Inoe Vargas

Catalina Velasquez

Ronnie Veliz





Christofer Rodelo

Laura M. Esquivel

Ramon Escobar

Mario J. Novoa

Inoe Vargas

Saul Armendariz

Luis Cruz

Hector Silva

Cesar Topete & Miguel Angel Topete

Alma Lopez Gaspar DeAlba