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Posted at 7:03 AM ET, 06/ 9/2010

Center for gay Latinos opens in D.C.

By Mike McPhate
Image from a flier for Mpodérate's opening.

A health center for gay, bisexual and transgendered Latino youths launched Tuesday in Mount Pleasant, WAMU reports.

The clinic, called Mpoderate, was created by the D.C.-based nonprofit La Clinica Del Pueblo to provide “culturally appropriate” services to young gay Latinos, with a focus on HIV/AIDS.

"It's the first time that there is a youth health center for young Latinos in Washington D.C.," the clinic’s program manager Manual Diaz told WAMU.

The center is located at 3055 Mt. Pleasant Street.

See the WAMU report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 9, 2010; 7:03 AM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  d.c., health, hiv/aids, mount pleasant  
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What, exactly, does "culturally appropriate" mean?

Posted by: penance091 | June 9, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Good move!

Posted by: lsf07 | June 9, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

If we can spend money on centers for them, surely we can spend some on checking their citizenship status and deporting those who don't belong here. As bad as illegals are, illegals with contagious fatal diseases are worse.

Posted by: nola_exile | June 9, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Homophobia is intolerance which brings no benefit. It's good that the clinic for Hispanic LGBT youth, Mpoderate, has opened to serve that population in Mount Pleasant.

Posted by: LibertyForAll | June 9, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

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