Escúchame for Orlando is “a place for queer Latinxs to come together and let our voices be heard about the massacre in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. This is an anonymous space because whether you’re out to the whole world, or just to yourself, you deserve to be heard.”
Here are just a few of the many, many LGBTQ Latinxs in our community who are speaking up and speaking out to make sure that queer Latinxs are not erased.
“I’ve been waking up just as the sun rises lately, and it allows me to feel like I have a life outside of my daily commitments. This is when I can check in with myself.”
We’re talking to Gabby Rivera about her debut novel “Juliet Takes a Breath”! We talk about subtleties in Latinx media representation, queer community, forgiveness and, of course, Lil’ Melvin.
You can totally read Gabby Rivera’s debut novel “Juliet Takes A Breath” right now! Join us for another fantastic Autostraddle Book Club.
For me, making tamales is a way for me to connect with my mother, to feel like her daughter, and to take parts of herself that she’s passing down and make them a part of myself.
As much as I read about ‘Latinxs,’ I couldn’t fully grasp how to explain its usage to others or the importance of it, until this response piece from the news site, Latino Rebels.
In central and south Texas, the breakfast taco is worshipped and for good reason. Here’s a little history of the breakfast taco, some of my favorite breakfast taco ingredients and a recipe for potato and egg tacos!
Where did the taco come from? From the Aztecs to silver mines in Mexico to the Taco Bell founder, these are some big moments in taco history.
In the very first edition of a biweekly column all about tacos, Yvonne writes about her personal connection to the delicious, Mexican super food and her search for damn good tacos far away from home.
Jovana Luna, a trans Latina activist, suddenly passed away, a new startup wants to help trans people find trusted doctors, a historic Baptist church agrees to not discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity and more news.
“Yup, we were just lesbians in a library. You know, just hanging out.”
Aquí Estamos is Spanish for “we’re here.” The first ever QPOC conference in the RGV is letting everyone know just that — we’re here and we’ll be here to organize and fight against the social and political factors that affect us.
Folks came from Mexico, Argentina and everywhere in between as well as from Spain for three days of workshops, cultural presentations and a raucous and beautiful closing march.
U.S. Immigration officials announced they’ll allow detainees to be housed in facilities that match their gender identity. While this announcement sounds good, many think it will have minimal effect on the lives of actual trans detainees.
“We’re here on our own terms; we’re not waiting around for the colonial gaze to acknowledge us. In so many spaces, we are pushed out, marginalized – but actually, really, we have a lot of collective power.”
The journey to finding and deciding on my real name, Melinda Valdivia Rude, took about four years.
One generous queer donated a campership to send one lucky Mexican / Mexican-American to A-Camp!
On April 16, an Indiegogo campaign will launch to fund development of Selena The One, a futuristic hologram specifically designed to perform Selena’s music in an entirely new way.
“If Simón was a girl, then I was a dyke and if my father let the song play, then maybe I could sing to him and we’d finally be able to speak to each other.”