• Keeping Stonewall Alive: 10 LGBTQ Latin@s that make us proud

    Keeping Stonewall Alive: 10 LGBTQ Latin@s that make us proud

    Today marks the anniversary of beginning of the Stonewall Riots, six days that are considered by many LGBTQ historian as the beginning of the modern LGBTQ Liberation movement. And while today may be well known throughout the LGBQ community, what isn’t well known is that it was a trans Latina — Sylvia Rivera — who with one bottle sparked it […]

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  • Entre Familia: United Latino Pride Celebrates Third Year

    Entre Familia: United Latino Pride Celebrates Third Year

    Previously published at Extra Newspaper In late April of 2010, a group of community activists, leaders and representatives of various community organizations and groups met at Efebina’s Café in Pilsen with the simple goal of discussing how to best celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer Latino community in Chicago. “We only wanted to get together to talk,” said […]

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  • Preview of “Inspired: The voices against Prop 8″ by Charlie Gage

    Preview of “Inspired: The voices against Prop 8″ by Charlie Gage

    Premiering in Chicago at the 2012 Peace on Earth Film Festival, Illinois expat Charlie Gage’s “Inspired: The Voices Against Prop 8” chronicles the events that proceeded the 2008 passage of California’s Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that sought to amend the state Constitution to define marriage as being only between a man and a woman. Once passed — by a […]

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  • A Lovely Union: Latina Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    A Lovely Union: Latina Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    Although they have spent Valentine’s Day together many times throughout their the ten years as a couple, for Gozamos editor Luz Chávez and her partner Laura this one is particularly special: it is the first year their relationship is legally recognized by the State of Illinois. On June 10, 2011 — their 10th anniversary — with tears of joy in […]

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