“I didn’t want the only thing I had ever known to be taken away from me. So I ignored my desires in order not to lose everything I loved.”
The Venezuelan supermodel, actress and activist talks about her new memoir, coming out now vs. then, inspiring gay Latinas, the kinds of pastries she brought Sandra Bernhard years ago and working on set of The L Word.
In her new book, Velasquez — an activist, model and actress who you may recognize from The L Word, Arrested Development, and the Mummy franchise — speaks openly about her relationship with Sandra Bernhard and struggling to come to terms with her sexuality.
Come join the Speakeasy Book Club as we quest for literary enlightenment and embiggen our collective minds.
Alynda Lee Segarra’s voice is like dark chocolate with sea salt. Her politics make my heart beat faster than a KitchenAid stand mixer. Her lyrics are pointed as star anise, and powerful as ghost pepper. I could go on, but I’m getting hungry. Just watch.
What’s Christmas morning without some amazingly delicious Mexican baked goods?
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”
Everyone’s favorite Gotham City Detective will be a regular on the hotly anticipated new show from Fox.
Topics include Tim Cook, The L Word: Mississippi, Shark Week, BGD’s Editor-in-Training program, the 2014 Fields Medal female winner, Kristen Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Samira Wiley and more!
The truth is that Carmen and Papi are Latina characters who perpetuated sweeping generalizations about Latin@ Folks and ultimately made matters worse.
But is this really all that big of a shift?
“The fact that an openly gay candidate can win by such a large margin speaks to the notion that… voters vote based on the character of the person and their values, not their sexual orientation.”
Mary Gonzalez is a Latina Lesbian and Texans voted for her.
Gabrielle Rivera remembers her best friend, LGBT Activist Christina Santiago, a victim of the Indiana State Fair stage crash – “No one on the corner had swagger like us or secret crushes on Angelina Jolie and Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes.”
Christina Santiago was killed in Indianapolis on Saturday when the stage collapsed. She was a brilliant activist and she was Gaby’s best friend.
Latina queers exist, believe it or not. And we’re having some trouble here. This time, though, we’re less alone.
Carmen’s Team Pick: “Tres Gotas de Agua” is Latina Moms talking about their LGBT kids, and this post is me talking about that and also me talking about me. Because I relate.
Please don’t cast Jude Law in my biopic.
A slew of violent murders has left Puerto Rico’s gay community fearful and wondering what to do next.
LBT Latinas have (surprise!) unique sexual health needs and Latinas are being targeted by anti-choice groups — how do we meet these needs and how do we keep the discussion inclusive?