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?
xQsi (Porque Si) Magazine is an online media publication that embraces the diversity of interests in the Latin@ LGBTQ community. Bottom line: this site is f*cking rad.
Costa Rica’s solution to Prop 8 was to not let voters pass one — an attempt to have a voter referendum banning civil unions was shot down by the nation’s top court. We support this policy, and want everyone to learn a lesson from our friends and neighbors in Latin America.
Argentina’s legislature approved marriage rights for all citizens last night, after a hard-fought battle between the country’s president and the Catholic Church. It’s the first country in Latin America to do so.
Gabrielle Rivera wanted an all-queer cast for her first short film. When she ended up with straight girls in her three butch/AG leads she found herself giving them a crash-course in abandoning gender norms, taking up space and playing gay. And then everything changed, forever.
In which we ask: How does your race and/or sexuality impact your feminist identity? Do you ever feel you have to “pick one”?
Puerto Rican singer Lisa M. Marrero came out this week. Lindsay Lohan’s worst week ever (with complete tweet transcript, corrected for spelling & grammar) plows on. Johnny Weir’s gonna do music, Nicki Minaj in XXL, Rihanna’s BFF’s special tattoo, Archie Comics go gay, nerd crushes and LaRoux.