• Puerto Rican Anti-LGBTQ Homicides Continue

    Puerto Rican Anti-LGBTQ Homicides Continue

    A string of homicides has shaken Puerto Rico’s LGBTQ community, where in the last eighteen months 18 people have been murdered, the majority of which have been gay men and transgender women. In the last week alone, three of these murders have taken place. The victims include Ramón Salgado, who was found dead along the side of a highway in […]

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  • Consider This: Before and After Coming Out

    Consider This: Before and After Coming Out

    Recently, xQsí Magazine led a roundtable discussion about queer media during the 2nd Annual Chicana/Latina Feminisms Conference at California State Long Beach. Most of the participants were students. However, one attendee was a mother who wanted to show support for her daughter, who had just come out. It was a rare and uplifting moment to see a parent willing to […]

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  • Chateando with the Creators of Marimacho

    Chateando with the Creators of Marimacho

    When Brooklyn-based Crystal González, a 23-year-old management consultant, and Ivette Alé, a 25-year-old Southern California native with a keen mind for fashion got together, it was only a matter of time before they launched Marimacho – a clothing line for trans men and masculine-identified women. “Marimacho” is derived from the Spanish derogatory term “marimacha” used to belittle those who are […]

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  • The rise of genderqueer youth in popular culture

    The rise of genderqueer youth in popular culture

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