• On Marriage, More Work with Latin@s is Needed

    On Marriage, More Work with Latin@s is Needed

    In the weeks leading up to Election Day 2008, I was a part-time graduate school student working as full-time teacher. I divided my time between teaching, grading homework, and writing papers for school. Proposition 8, the voter initiative that sought to take away the right for same-sex couples to marry, was on the ballot. Despite my limited time, as a […]

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  • Gay y soltero

    Gay y soltero

    “No hay nada bello sino lo verdadero; sólo lo verdadero merece amarse” – Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux Para comenzar les contare tres cosas absurdas pero cercanas a la columna. Antes de escribir siempre busco en mis libros alguna frase para amenizar la redacción, luego pongo música deprimente y finalmente escribo al borde la emotividad y los recuerdos. Creo que son esas cosas […]

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  • Enough is Enough: Open Letter from the Publisher

    Enough is Enough: Open Letter from the Publisher

    I find myself reflecting on the incident that led to the murder of Agnes Torres in Mexico. I am deeply saddened to hear that a member of my community has been murdered; not only that she was murdered but in the way she was murdered. I sit here thinking: how did it happen? What was she thinking as she was […]

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  • Día Internacional de la Mujer: Rindiendo tributo a las mujeres de nuestras vidas

    Día Internacional de la Mujer: Rindiendo tributo a las mujeres de nuestras vidas

    [ENGLISH HERE] Hoy es el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el día en que celebramos las contribuciones y reconocemos las luchas que enfrentan las mujeres en nuestra sociedad global. La Familia xQsí participa en la celebración internacional y rendimos tributo a las mujeres LBTQ, latinas, o LBTQ latinas que con su fuerza han dado forma a nuestras vidas. Victoria García […]

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  • International Women’s Day: Honoring the women in our lives

    International Women’s Day: Honoring the women in our lives

    [EN ESPAÑOL AQUÍ] Today is International Women’s Day, the day where we celebrate the contributions and acknowledge the struggles that women face in our global society. Joining in on the international celebration, the xQsí familia honors the LBTQ, Latina, or LBTQ Latina women that with their strength have shaped our lives for the better. Victoria García “The first Latin American […]

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  • 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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  • ACTION ITEM: Apply for Netroots Nation 2012 Scholarship

    ACTION ITEM: Apply for Netroots Nation 2012 Scholarship

    Editor’s note: Netroots Nation is an annual gathering of progressive folks interested in learning how to use technology to influence the conversations around issues of public importance. However, as with many other large yearly conferences, the high cost of attending is often prohibitive for many working class people of color. Therefore, in order to ensure a strong LGBTQ Latin@ vote, […]

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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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  • 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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