• Who Am I? Say Hello to a Genderqueer Glitter Queen

    Who Am I? Say Hello to a Genderqueer Glitter Queen

    Who am I? It’s been four months since I joined the XQsí Magazine team as the new Creative Director. I’ve been working on several things behind the scenes, but I have been postponing my formal introduction on the magazine this entire time. I couldn’t figure out what to say. Who am I? Instead of indulging in blog small talk, I’m […]

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  • Living with HIV and Aging, two decades and beyond!

    Living with HIV and Aging, two decades and beyond!

    It was October of 1993 when I was diagnosed HIV positive. Then I was told that I probably would have two years to live at the most. In 1993 there was not treatment  available yet and the only option that was given to us newly diagnosed was AZT!  Yes, with exclamation point! – It was one of those only options […]

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  • Cross-Country Confessions

    Cross-Country Confessions

    All I can remember now is the lush of the trees. Miles and miles of green on those humid summer afternoons when we drove through those suburban New England cottages. How far from home I was that summer. I kept making up little stories in my head, trying to imagine a new life. Was it really that easy to forget […]

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  • Ganamos la Casa Blanca y ahora qué?

    Ganamos la Casa Blanca y ahora qué?

    El reciente triunfo electoral del presidente Obama define una posible política en favor de la diversidad y ésta puede ser la oportunidad de lograr los derechos necesarios para nosotros LGBT. Comentadores y analistas reportan que la contribución electoral de la comunidad latina y LGBT fueron decisivos en el triunfo de Obama. Hemos logrado nuestro cometido pero eso no resolverá los […]

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  • National HIV Testing Day: A Testimonio

    National HIV Testing Day: A Testimonio

    Today is National HIV Testing Day It is important that you understand how important is to know your HIV status. I didn’t have that chance before my HIV positive diagnosis in 1993. It is not easy to live with HIV. You don’t have to change much, just have to carefully make your choices when it comes to sex, after all […]

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  • A brief interruption in our already scheduled program. No more deportations of young people!

    A brief interruption in our already scheduled program. No more deportations of young people!

    In the middle of a busy end of spring, I heard president Obama announcing his command to Homeland Security Agency to halt deportation of the children of undocumented immigrants younger than 30 years of age, law abiding and engaged into education. Right away, right wing politicians, including Romney, use this presidential action to attack Obama and to represent themselves as […]

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  • Chile: Invisibilación de las personas trans en el discurso del Presidente Piñera

    Chile: Invisibilación de las personas trans en el discurso del Presidente Piñera

    Tal como lo indica la tradición Republicana, cada 21 de mayo en el Congreso Nacional, el Presidente debe rendir cuenta pública de su gobierno. Este año no fue la excepción y a pesar de las tensiones generadas previa cuenta pública, entre derecha y concertación, siendo las 10:00 de la mañana del 21 de mayo empezó  la cuenta pública . El […]

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  • ¿Día del trabajo?

    ¿Día del trabajo?

    Quizás para muchos es motivo de celebración, pero claramente para aquell@s que cada día reciben el desprecio y la discriminación por ser transl, no es un día en el que encontremos un motivo para celebrar, a pesar de la historia y del significado, por años la discriminación se apodera de nuestras vidas y no podemos encontrar un trabajo digno. Hace […]

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  • Is Sex Overrated?

    Is Sex Overrated?

    (Published originally at Educate Your Thought) Sex has been the talk no one “should” ever have for centuries. Good sex, bad sex, no sex at all, lots of it. But certainly everyone without exception thinks about it. Good, sex, bad sex, no sex at all, lots of it. Everyone wants and enjoys good sex, but at some point bad sex […]

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  • Uruguay, país de contradicciones

    Uruguay, país de contradicciones

    Hoy estamos de luto nuevamente. En cuatro semanas, cuatro chicas trans asesinadas, cuatro vidas cegadas, cuatro personas muertas, cuatro historias mutiladas. Uruguay tiene muchas deudas, deudas con los familiares de desaparecidos en la dictadura, deuda con el pueblo que espera que los ex dictadores sean juzgados, deuda con la comunidad LGTBQ. Durante el primer gobierno de izquierda liderado por el […]

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