Fronteras Desk
1:52 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

More Latinos Supporting Gay Marriage & Celebrating Hanukkah

According to a recent survey, more Latinos support gay marriage, but young gay and lesbian Latinos still don't feel accepted. A dancer from Phoenix connects to her Jewish heritage late in life. Walking the Trail of Time, thinking about the age of the Grand Canyon. Hispanics in Phoenix celebrate Hanukkah.

Gay Marriage, Homosexuality Find Growing Support Among US Latinos

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to rule on two challenges to federal and state laws that define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. In the U.S., support for gay marriage among Latinos is growing rapidly. That’s according to survey data collected by the Pew Hispanic Center.  But as Veronica Zaragovia reports from Las Vegas, many young gay and lesbian Latinos are still struggling to find acceptance.

Connecting To A Secret Family History Through Music

Christmas is around the corner and Chanukah is underway. The holiday season can prompt reflections on faith, and cultural identity. For one dancer in the Phoenix area, the revelation of her Jewish heritage late in life has connected to her to a musical tradition, if not a religious one. From the Fronteras Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports.

Pondering The Age Of The Grand Canyon

Rabbi Yosef Garcia's congregation, Avde Torah Jayah, celebrates Hanukkah in 2011.
Rabbi Yosef Garcia's congregation, Avde Torah Jayah, celebrates Hanukkah in 2011.
Credit Yosef Garcia

Last month geologists published a paper in the journal Science that concluded the Grand Canyon, or at least part of it, is much older than most researchers think. The study reopened a contentious debate among scientists. This got reporter Laurel Morales thinking about the magnitude of the Grand Canyon’s history. On a recent crisp and silent evening she takes us to the canyon’s south rim to walk the Trail of Time, a path that encourages visitors to ponder the mystery.

Celebrating a Newly-Discovered Jewish Heritage

Among those celebrating Hanukkah in Phoenix will be a small number of Hispanics who didn’t grow up with the tradition. From the Fronteras Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports they are returning to what they say is their Jewish heritage.

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