• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sangre y Lágrimas

    Sangre y Lágrimas

    En Chile parece que los votos para las leyes en el congreso cuestan sangre y lágrimas.  Hace tiempo la conocida mujer trans Sandy Iturra fue agredida por grupos neonazis, estuvo al borde la muerte y pocos se enteraron de este hecho. Hoy la violencia y homofobia se hacen carne y hueso con el asesinato de Daniel Zamudio, que tras 24 […]

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  • La cola arribista

    La cola arribista

    “En todas las casas se cuecen habas” dice mi mamá, y claro, tiene toda la razón. En el mundo actual, podemos encontrar cierto tipo de hombres. Y en el mundo gay, los cánones y parámetros son los mismos. Por lo que hoy les quiero hablar de un tema que me pidieron analizar: el gay arribista, o, como suena más llamativo: […]

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  • I Know the Absolute Truth But You…

    I Know the Absolute Truth But You…

    It is so interesting how some of the aspects of a democratic society and process somehow fail to deliver what originally was intended as a the main purpose of a nation that serves, supports, and entitles every single citizen with the exact same rights. Those rights that were extensively examined by the founders of our nation and became the constitution […]

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  • The Internet: A blessing for many trans people but watch out! Wolves will prey upon a few!

    The Internet: A blessing for many trans people but watch out! Wolves will prey upon a few!

    I became incredibly excited about the internet in the late 80s and early 90s when America Online and CompuServe were battling for the acquisition of new customers. At the time, I realized the possible impact the internet could have on civilization over time. Just the fact of having access to large data files with all sorts of information seemed a […]

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