• A Queer Xicana’s Journey: Performance as a Source of Healing

    A Queer Xicana’s Journey: Performance as a Source of Healing

    By Jorge Amaro The fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality doesn’t stop at the signature gathering canvass outside the local grocery store or the hours leading up to Election Day. Likewise, the healing process for the pain LGBTQ people experience is not isolated to the confines of a multipurpose room inside a community center or the […]

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  • Keeping Stonewall Alive: 10 LGBTQ Latin@s that make us proud

    Keeping Stonewall Alive: 10 LGBTQ Latin@s that make us proud

    Today marks the anniversary of beginning of the Stonewall Riots, six days that are considered by many LGBTQ historian as the beginning of the modern LGBTQ Liberation movement. And while today may be well known throughout the LGBQ community, what isn’t well known is that it was a trans Latina — Sylvia Rivera — who with one bottle sparked it […]

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  • 2012 Pride Celebrations

    2012 Pride Celebrations

    Pride month is in full swing! So grab your go-go shorts and tacones, and celebrate our LGBTQ heritage! Washington D.C. / Capital Pride, June 8-10, http://capitalpride.org Boston Pride, June 1-10, http://bostonpride.org Key West PrideFest, June 6-10, http://pridefestkeywest.com Los Angeles Pride, June 8-10, http://lapride.org PrideFest San Antonio, June 9, http://pridefestsatx.com Chicago United Latin@ Pride, June 4-10, http://unitedlatinopride.org Trans Pride LA, June […]

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  • Photos: Queer Prom 2012 – Young, Fearless, and Fabulous

    Photos: Queer Prom 2012 – Young, Fearless, and Fabulous

    A photo set from the 8th annual Queer Prom at the National Museum of Mexican Art. With over 250 LGBTQ youth and allies in attendance (not including volunteers and community organizations) the event was organized by Homofrecuencia and QPhonic at Radio Arte 90.5 FM Chicago. For more information visit: http://radioarte.org/queer-prom-2012/ All photos courtesy of Karla Munguia

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  • Q&A with Gay Latino Rapper Loco Ninja

    Q&A with Gay Latino Rapper Loco Ninja

    Richie Ruperto was a teen when a guest appearance on the Tyra Banks Show in 2008 for a segment on anti-LGBTQ bullying afforded him the opportunity of meeting voguing legend Benny Ninja (coach on America’s Next Top Model). Shortly thereafter, the openly gay teen of Puerto Rican and Italian decent entered the world of hip hop music as Loco Ninja. […]

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  • Chilean Hate Crime Victim Dies

    Chilean Hate Crime Victim Dies

    Daniel Zamudio, the 24 year old gay man who was left in a coma after being brutally assaulted in a park in Santiago, has died. Doctors on Tuesday confirmed that Daniel had passed away hours after tests revealed that his brain showed no signs of life. Despite having shown minor improvements in the weeks before his death, Emilio Villalón, director […]

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  • Lesbian Mother Wins Human Rights Case against Chile

    Lesbian Mother Wins Human Rights Case against Chile

    Photo Courtesy of Blabbeando In a precedent setting decision, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday in favor of Chilean lesbian judge Karen Atala Riffo, saying that the Supreme Court of Chile’s 2004 ruling that separated the mother from her three daughters was in violation of her right to equality and non-discrimination as stipulated in the American Convention on […]

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  • UPDATED: Arrest made in connection to killing of trans LGBTQ activist

    UPDATED: Arrest made in connection to killing of trans LGBTQ activist

    UPDATE: In a press conference, the Puebla State Attorney General named the four men arrested in connection with the murder of Agnes. Luis Fernando Bravo, Agustín Flores,  Marco Antonio Especie, and Agnes’ most recent partner Jorge Flores have all been charged. A fifth suspect, believed to be a minor, has not been named. According to authorities, the motive of the […]

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  • Interview with “Wildness” Director Wu Tsang

    Interview with “Wildness” Director Wu Tsang

    Premiering earlier this week at SXSW, “Wildness” serves as a portrait into the world that is the Silver Platter, Los Angeles’ oldest trans Latina bar, as it becomes home to a group of newcomers in search of a place to call their own. Director Wu Tsang — a trans-identified queer 30 year old artist/performer of Chinese and Swedish descent — […]

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  • Trans LGBTQ Activist Found Murdered in Mexico

    Trans LGBTQ Activist Found Murdered in Mexico

    An advocate for the Mexican lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) community, Agnes Torres Sulca, was found murdered in Atlixco, Puebla this past Saturday, March 10. According to reports from the State Attorney’s Office, the body of Agnes Torres was found abandoned in a ditch near an expressway in Atlixco, with a neck wound, burns throughout her body, and […]

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