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.”
Alynda Lee Segarra and Yosi Perlstein chat with us about their new album and new tour — and oh, by the way, you can win tickets to see them!
“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.
Selena, the Queen of Tejano Music, bidi bidi bom bommed her way to my heart when I was just a kid and my love for her will never die.
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.”