• MUST EVENT: Angels of Change Runway Show & Calendar Release

    MUST EVENT: Angels of Change Runway Show & Calendar Release

    Launched in 2008, Angels of Change was created to respond to the growing need for gender-affirming medical services for transgender youth in Los Angeles. Through the Angels of Change Calendar Project and Runway show, transgender and genderqueer youth assist in the production of positive trans* representation and are empowered to raise funds towards trans-specific health care. Every year, the models […]

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  • Argentina to Debate Gender Identity Law

    Argentina to Debate Gender Identity Law

    On August 18, the Argentine Congress will begin the debate on a proposed gender identity law. If passed, this law would allow anyone to correct hir name, gender and image registration in all public records through a quick and simple procedure. Currently, trans people who wish to obtain a government ID with their true gender and name must wait years […]

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  • Más sexo y sexualidad

    Más sexo y sexualidad

    Son interesantes las repercusiones que el sexo y la sexualidad han tenido durante el transcurso de la historia humana. Desde el punto de vista antropológico, muchos estudios de este fenómeno, recaen en la necesidad de la creación de la sociedad como foco comunitario para el desarrollo y sobrevivencia de los diferentes grupos desde los inicios de la época tribal. Sin […]

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  • Yo quiero …

    Yo quiero …

    Si mi titular te recuerda al chihuahua en la campaña de “yo quiero Taco Bell”, ¡no! A ese simpático pet no me refiero. Mi titular es acerca de tí, de ellos, ellas y nosotros, incluyéndome. Como sabrás, lo que tú quieres, lo más seguro es lo que yo, o ellos, ellas lo quieren. Estoy convencida que lo que todos queremos […]

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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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  • Puerto Rican Anti-LGBTQ Homicides Continue

    Puerto Rican Anti-LGBTQ Homicides Continue

    A string of homicides has shaken Puerto Rico’s LGBTQ community, where in the last eighteen months 18 people have been murdered, the majority of which have been gay men and transgender women. In the last week alone, three of these murders have taken place. The victims include Ramón Salgado, who was found dead along the side of a highway in […]

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  • Photos: Los Angeles LGBTQ Pride 2011

    Photos: Los Angeles LGBTQ Pride 2011

    Pride allows all LGBTQ Angelen@s to come together and celebrate our community. There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure equality for all us. But, sometimes a day of smiles and love is all we need to recharge.

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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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  • DHS accused of violations against Undocumented LGBTs

    DHS accused of violations against Undocumented LGBTs

    Last month the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was presented with a complaint of human rights violations committed against 13 undocumented lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) immigrants while in custody of the Immigration and Citizenship Enforcement (ICE). The complaint, submitted by the immigrant rights group Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) describes the harsh conditions endured by undocumented […]

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  • Noticias Univision 34: Primera Edición: A Lesson in Underlying Transphobia?

    Noticias Univision 34: Primera Edición: A Lesson in Underlying Transphobia?

      You’ve probably already seen the video, maybe even laughed at the appalling sight of the “scuffle” caught on tape. Recently, Noticias Univisión 34 Primera Edición streamed a YouTube video during their 5 a.m.-7a.m. morning news broadcast, consisting of raw footage from a fight that took place among several transgender women at a San Diego Taco Bell restaurant. Pejoratively dubbed […]

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