Jesse Monteagudo

Jesse Monteagudo

At a Glance:

Jesse Monteagudo has been a Project Contributor since August 2008, has written 141 entries and currently lives in Plantation, FL.


Jesse Monteagudo is a gay author and activist who has lived in South Florida since the mid-1960s.

His career as a gay activist dates back to 1976-77 when he was a foot soldier in the Dade County Coalition for Human Rights' war against Anita Bryant and Save Our Children. He helped found Latinos for Human Rights in 1977 and served as it’s first president.. He has since served on the boards of a variety of GLBT organizations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties and was president of the Stonewall Library and Archives, Congregation Etz Chaim, and Saber M.C.

For over thirty years, Jesse Monteagudo has contributed extensively to both the GLBT and mainstream press. He is considered an authority on gay literature, having written an LGBT book column for various publications. His essays and short stories have been published in over thirty fiction and non-fiction anthologies.

Jesse Monteagudo and his life partner, Michael Greenspan, have been together for more than 27 years. He lives in Plantation, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Jesse is an avid book collector, specializing in gay fiction and non-fiction. He also enjoys all forms of music - jazz, R&B, country, Latin - as well as movies, theater, travel, politics and the company of like-minded individuals.

Jesse Monteagudo: Recently Filed

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An LGBT Hall of Fame for South Florida

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 01, 2015 | 12:00 PM | comments

Perhaps someday South Florida will have its very own LGBT Hall of Fame. There are certainly enough names to fill it.Read More

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Marriage Equality and the 2016 Elections

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | April 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM | comments

While the rest of us have moved on and embraced marriage equality, GOP presidential candidates remain stranded in 2004.Read More


LGBT Grandparents Group: Still Going Strong

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | March 31, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Two years after we profiled South Florida's new LGBT Grandparents Group, we've checked back in with them -- and they're still going strong.Read More

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The Islamic State: Prejudice and Power

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | March 17, 2015 | 11:00 AM | comments

ISIS's rise to power is proof that, in spite of our advances in technology, our species is as morally lacking today as we were thousands of years ago, when Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha walked the earth.Read More

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LGBTV: Television's Future Is Now

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 27, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

Compared to a decade ago, television shows centering around LGBT lives are few and far between. But LGBT characters are more visible on our television screens than ever before.Read More