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When you’re Latinx, coming out as LGBTQ to your family and friends can come with its own particular set of challenges.

With that in mind, HuffPost Latino Voices interviewed five LGBTQ Latinxs about their experience growing up and coming out in the Latino community.

For some, like HuffPost senior video editor Maria Tridas, coming out “is such a loaded thing,” complicated by language barriers, homophobic attitudes, machismo and their families’ respective religious beliefs.

Read more at HuffPost Latino Voices.