What’s Not to Love About Being Latino?

Founder Lance Rios shows that love is free, and user friendly.

By Jamilah King Nov 01, 2010

That’s basically the gist of the popular Internet campaign, "[Being Latino](http://www.facebook.com/Being.Latino?v=info)." Founder Lance Rios started the project in September of 2009 with a very basic premise that was, in effect, all about love. Presumably in an era that was increasingly dominated by hate. Since it began, the project has earned more than 45,000 fans on [Facebook](http://www.facebook.com/Being.Latino?v=info) and nearly 2,500 followers on [Twitter](http://twitter.com/#!/beinglatino). There’s also a very interactive [blogging community](http://beinglatino.wordpress.com/) that’s aimed at connecting users across the diaspora. And, as Rios proudly boasts on his [website](http://beinglatino.wordpress.com/about/), "all of the project’s accomplishments have been achieved in a year with a $0.00 budget." It seems that love is both user-friendly and cost efficient! We’re ending the day as often as possible by celebrating love. We welcome your ideas for posts. Send suggestions to submissions@colorlines.com, and be sure to put Celebrate Love in the subject line. You can send links to videos, graphics, photos, quotes, whatever. Or just chime in to the comments below and we’ll find you. Be sure to let us know you’ve got the rights to share any media you send.