• Más igualdad en los centros educativos uruguayos

    Más igualdad en los centros educativos uruguayos

    La igualdad de género va siendo cada vez más visible en el Uruguay. Mientras la polémica sobre la inclusión de la “Diversidad Sexual” como tema a tratar en la currícula escolar parece estar superada, también en secundaria los docentes son capacitados para abordar esta temática. El pasado año, la Asociación Civil Llamale H editó la guía “Vestidos en el Aula […]

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  • Al servicio de las -fobias

    Al servicio de las -fobias

    Durante los últimos años, especialistas en marketing han detectado el “nicho” de mercado que “ocupamos” las personas LGBTQ, como si la orientación sexual o identidad de género definiera nuestros gustos en el mercado, como si también indicara cuál es nuestra clase social y nuestro poder adquisitivo. Es acertado. Las empresas que atiendan este nicho del mercado tendrán grandes beneficios al […]

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  • We Will Always Love Whitney

    We Will Always Love Whitney

    I feel deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ms. Whitney Houston. I am going to go out on a limb here because I must. I’ve read some opinions and the sparse details of her death announcement. We’re left waiting for a coroner’s report for the “real” story. But what is the “real story?” One can only speculate […]

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  • TRANSformative Loves

    TRANSformative Loves

    Love is a feeling that everyone in the world  tries to discover at least once in their life. Most people think of that love that will transform them, one that exists in fairy tales, movies, and even in the telenovelas, that we, by custom, watch daily. The truth is love is beautiful when it is truly found. And as we […]

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  • Open Letter to ABC: Transphobia is not Puerto Rican

    Open Letter to ABC: Transphobia is not Puerto Rican

    UPDATE 1/14/12: ABC has cancelled “Work It.” Dear ABC, As difficult as it may be for you to understand, transphobia is not an inherent Puerto Rican trait. Working with LGBTQ news, I knew what to expect even before tuning in to your premier of “Work It.” I had not only seen the preview, I had been reading everything the trans […]

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  • Amores TRANSformativos

    Amores TRANSformativos

    El amor es un sentimiento que todas las personas en el mundo tratan de descubrir por lo menos una vez en su vida. La mayoría de las personas piensan en ese amor que los va a transformar, el que existe en los cuentos de hadas, en las películas, e inclusive en las telenovelas que, por costumbre, vemos a diario. La […]

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  • Pansexuality: A new identity for the new millennium

    Pansexuality: A new identity for the new millennium

    In the vast global world of sexualities, most people are aware of the definitions and implications of the concepts of bisexuality, homosexuality, and heterosexuality. For many of us, the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s, especially after Stonewall, created a climate in the United States where sexualities beyond mainstream heterosexuality were practiced openly, talked about, and researched in academia. […]

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  • Feliz Cumpleaños a La Mera Mera: Frida Kahlo, Cultural Icon and Queer Trailblazer

    Feliz Cumpleaños a La Mera Mera: Frida Kahlo, Cultural Icon and Queer Trailblazer

    When you live in San Antonio, the three most common images of women that mark the city are La Virgen de Guadalupe, Selena, and Frida Kahlo. Their images materialize themselves in everything from hand-woven bags to gold-encrusted plastic frames, everywhere from Market Square to the Eisenhauer Flea Market. But while La Virgen and Selena are recognized for their giving spirits […]

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  • Sexo y sexualidad

    Sexo y sexualidad

    Durante mi pubertad constantemente estuve expuesta a los chismes, comentarios y críticas que personas hacían de otras en cuanto a su sexualidad. Mi ordinaria reacción era “¿cuál es la importancia que ustedes le ponen a la sexualidad de otros? ¿Les parece bien que otros hagan lo mismo con ustedes?” Las reacciones siempre variaron, pero no era fuera de lo común […]

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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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