#Latina #Author Breaks Down Barriers to the #LGBT Community

Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity by Marina Peralta highlights struggle with family, Latino society and identity

By Natalie Obando
Published on LatinoLA: March 15, 2014

#Latina #Author Breaks Down Barriers to the #LGBT Community

Marina Peralta and her new book have been gaining steam and praise in the Latino community and beyond. In Barriers to Love, psycho-therapist Marina Peralta uses her own life story to address the question of bisexual identity, the LGBT community and celebrate it. Set in Mexico and California, Marina reveals how early sexual abuse led to sexual confusion in her adolescence. Jilted by her first boyfriend, comforted by a lesbian and controlled by her widowed mother, she marries an emotionally detached man, and finds love with a woman.

Marina Peralta has embraced what it means to be part of the LGBT community and also the Hispanic community in her new memoir, BARRIERS TO LOVE: EMBRACING A BISEXUAL IDENTITY, she highlights her struggle with family, Latino society and herself to accept her bisexual identity.

Her book discusses roles the Latino Community has played in the LGBT community and how far we have come as a culture in embracing all walks of life. It celebrates the diversity of Latinos and Latinas across the U.S. by discussing what has seldom been discussed in the Hispanic community.

With vivid honesty, she portrays her love affairs with both men and women, and discusses why the person and not the gender guide her choice of partner.

Peralta is the essence of a proud Latina: being a strong and courageous against all odds and discrimination.

For more information about the author and the book please visit or follow her on Facebook

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