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Jacob López, 21, and Roma Rodríguez, 23, pose for a portrait at El Reflejo, a small venue in Caguas, P.R., that they founded. (Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times)

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Jhoni Jackson, 33, plans to plans to hire only L.G.B.T. employees for her new venue in San Juan. (Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times)

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Luciferina Rola performed at the show at El Local. (Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times)

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L.G.B.T.Q. Safe Spaces in Puerto Rico for The New York Times
erika p. rodriguez
Jul 8, 2019
Location: puerto rico
I had the great opportunity to photograph this story about Puerto Rico's L.G.B.T.Q. community and their safe spaces. Take a look!
“It feels special,” said Roma Rodríguez, “to get to a place where they treat you as the human being that you are.” 

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Erika P. Rodríguez | Photographer

Erika P. Rodriguez is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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