• Islandia: Una Fantasía hecha realidad

    Islandia: Una Fantasía hecha realidad

    Reykjavík es la capital de este maravilloso país que ahora me tocó descubrir y donde tocamos tierra. El  país es una isla en medio del Atlántico, enorme, de la cual sólo conocí el sur. Llegando inmediatamente después de un largo  viaje desde Los Angeles, lugar en que radico,  conocí  uno de sus famosos  balnearios, un lugar reconocido en el mundo, […]

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  • What’s in a Laugh?

    What’s in a Laugh?

    Closest thing to romantic I’ve felt were the times I’ve made you laugh No other sign of affection meant more to me Than that of us making spontaneous sounds while showing the facial and body movements we’d make out of Not being able to hold it in I love our sense of humor Cuz when we laughed together It made […]

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  • Tender Memories of My Father

    Tender Memories of My Father

    I have tender memories of cuddling with my father as a child. We would take naps together and I would feel his body tower over mine like a lighthouse watching over its city in the ebony of night. His musky scent coming back from work still lingers in my thoughts, those powerful arms that would wrap me into a cocoon […]

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  • 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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  • The Blind that Did Not Want to See

    The Blind that Did Not Want to See

    His life seemed like an ocean frightened by a storm. His ideals were like the waves, constantly changing, lacking direction. One day he dreamed with saving the world, and the other, he just wanted to travel, with neither destiny nor commitment, without tides to anyone or anything. Likewise, his temperament was unpredictable, quiet at times; grown and scary at others. […]

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  • Testimony to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

    Testimony to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

    Bamby Salcedo’s testimony at a congressional hearing with Rep. Loretta Sanchez on November 25, 2013: Good morning Congress Member Sanchez and thank you so much for holding this important hearing for our community, please know that we do appreciate your commitment to the issues of Trans Latin@s. I also would like to thank MALDEF and Freedom to Work for giving […]

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  • “Change”

    “Change”

    It is  like ice melting no longer in the freeze, my state is changing now as the frost is releasing me… It is nonetheless still torturous how much less centered my emotions remain, as water expands and spreads looking for a new form to take. Liz Soriano

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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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  • Ojos Cerrados (With Closed Eyes)

    Ojos Cerrados (With Closed Eyes)

    La vida es mas fácil con los ojos cerrados. El mundo mas quieto con los oídos tapados. Sin mirar hacia atrás, confianza tu me das Cuando tu tomas mi mano y no te vayas. Sueño en colores, rojo amarillo y azul Me siento más tranquila en mi bella juventud Y tu sonrisa nunca falla de ser como el sol que […]

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  • Adrian’s Top Makeup Tricks to A Youthful Appearance

    Adrian’s Top Makeup Tricks to A Youthful Appearance

    No.1 MOISTURIZE After cleansing your skin and while you’re still slightly damp,   slather on a lightweight moisturizer  before aiming for your makeup treasure trove. Adding moisture to your skin softens the appearance of dry, patchy, uneven texture in your skin. No. 2 CONCEAL THE DEAL The whole point of using concealer is to hide and correct any skin discoloration, […]

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