Love, Victor's Armando Salazar: Queer TV's Father of the Year

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The Latinx Project- Intervenxions


The Latinx Project

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New York University


Five years after the Pulse Orlando shooting, two shows featuring LGBT Latino leads—Love, Victor and Owl House (2020-)—premiered their second seasons. In addition, Charmed showcased the struggles of a pregnant Puerto Rican lesbian and Stephanie Beatriz’s Carla in In The Heights (2021) shared subtle displays of affections with her girlfriend. In the context of diverse storylines and age representation, it feels pertinent to also call attention to Love, Victor’s secondary storyline of Victor’s parents, Isabel and Armando Salazar. Depicted by Puerto Rican actress Ana Ortiz and Colombian actor James Martinez, these characters revisit and reimagine parental responses to their queer teens that other shows in which they performed explored: Ugly Betty (2006-2010) and One Day at a Time (2017-2020), respectively.

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Homosexuality; Hispanic Americans


Latina/o Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

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