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'I Feel Like I'm Free When I'm Dancing There': Love And Pride On The Dance Floor

The tragedy in Orlando compels us to consider and celebrate spaces of gay Latin pride — especially the dance floor.
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The tragedy in Orlando compels us to consider and celebrate spaces of gay Latin pride — especially the dance floor.

This week on Alt.Latino, we take to the streets of Queens, N.Y., with activist Francisco Ramirez to celebrate gay Latinx pride and remember the 49 lives lost at the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. The attack hit a place that is practically sacred for Latinos, and especially members of the LGBT community: the dance floor.

For this episode, we collect stories of love, hope, freedom and joy on the dance floor.

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Jasmine Garsd
Jasmine Garsd is an Argentine-American journalist living in New York. She is currently NPR's Criminal Justice correspondent and the host of The Last Cup. She started her career as the co-host of Alt.Latino, an NPR show about Latin music. Throughout her reporting career she's focused extensively on women's issues and immigrant communities in America. She's currently writing a book of stories about women she's met throughout her travels.