The 41 List - 2016

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

Alphabetical 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
  • Alicia Gaspar DeAlba and Alma Lopez Gaspar DeAlba
  • 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 Rodelo
  • Chris Salamanca
  • Chris Sanchez
  • Nico Santos
  • Hector Silva
  • Lalis Solorzano Martinez
  • Cary Tabares
  • Cesar and Miguel Topete
  • Inoe Vargas
  • Catalina Velasquez
  • Ronnie Veliz