Gabby’s Team Pick: xQsi Magazine – Queer Latin@s

xQsi (Porque Si) Magazine is a brand new online media publication that embraces the diversity of interests in the Latin@ LGBTQ community.  Bottom line: this site is f*cking rad.

For instance, xQsi Magazine recently interviewed The Sirens, a super hot all queer Latina punk band about their music, involvement in the AIDS Walks Los Angeles and their thoughts on teen bullying.

AND THEN xQsi sat down with the awesome queer couple, Ivette Alé and Crystal González , who are creators of  Marimacho the Brooklyn-based masculine clothing line for female and transgender bodies.

xQsi also posts news from its own site and others in order to provide up-to-date queer news from  The Caribbean, Latin America, The U.S. and everywhere else queerios live.  Por ejemplo, I didn’t know Puerto Rico was awash in a wave of trans and queer murders, but a blurb on xQsi sent me to that article at The New Civil Rights movement.

Media, fashion and queer politics from all around the world, yes, todo el mundo mi gente.  Oh and one other thing: xQsi Magazine is bilingual.  I’m actually jealous of them for that one.  (I try reading the articles en español and then I give up and just read the ones in English. )

Check out and make friends with xQsi on Facebook! Unicorns of color, all colors, unite!

(Don’t worry Dora, whenever you’re ready to come out we’ll all be here waiting for you…)

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Gabrielle Rivera is an awesomely queer Bronx bred, writer, spoken word artist and director. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies such as the Lambda Award winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village. Her short film "Spanish Girls are Beautiful" follows a group of young Latina and Caucasian girls who like girls as they hook up, smoke up and try to figure sh*t out. She also freelances for while working in the film and television industry. Gabrielle is currently working on her first novel while bouncing around NYC performing spoken word and trying to stick it to the man.

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  1. I’m really excited about this. Even though I am a queer Latina, I feel like I am never both at the same time (if that makes any sense). Not only can this help me start merging what feels like two different identities, it can help me brush up on my Spanish!

    • girl, i feel you! it’s like you’re the only homo at the latino event or the only latina at the les meet n greet but it’s your real life. lol

      everything you said makes sense. people can be shitty too. but that’s why i like queer spaces emphasis on QUEEERRRRRR haha cuz most people in them are open to all the parts of you.

      this latina queer thing isn’t one expressions. it’s all of us merging and sharing how we do sh*t.

      and yo, my spanish needs more than a brush up lol it needs an overhaul

      • I read one of the articles in spanish and I only had to look up like 5 words. Score! But I was always pretty good at reading the language. Speaking it on the other hand- I am a mess.

        I’ve struggled with my Latina identity for a long time now. I grew up in the Bronx and I was always “the white girl” within my group of Latina friends (which I can go on and on about how racist that was and not to mention destructive to the Latino community now that I look back on it) but that mentality just kind of stuck to this day to the point where I struggle relating to that part of my life. But yeah, it’s the whole, feeling like I don’t fit in not matter who I am surrounded by.

  2. I’m so happy that I’m not the only one whohas been saying that about Dora the Explorer! Even my 9 year old daughter has been comparing her to “a lot of Mommy’s friends!”
    Thanks, Gabby, for pointing this mag out!

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