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Mexican LGBTQ Immigrant Teaches Dance in Rural California

Man dressed in Mexican folk wear dancing

Gil Ramirez immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico more than 20 years ago to escape persecution he experienced as a gay man. Now he finds joy and success in choreographing and teaching dance for quinceañeras in Mendota, Calif., a small town 35 miles outside of Fresno. “I think Mendota needed someone like me,” he said. Watch and get inspired!


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