This past weekend we joined the Jesse Garcia Show to discuss Call me Latine. The Jesse Garcia Show focuses on politics, culture, art, storytelling and history, from a LGBT Latino point of view.
Latines: We are a mixed people
I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, the most southern region of Texas, in a small town called Brownsville. While I grew up in classrooms full of Garcias, Sanchezes, and Cardenases, my last name was Lee.
Latine Icons: Steven Canals
This week we’re celebrating Afro Latines in pop culture through the story of Steven Canals, co-creator of Pose on FX.
Pronouns: Ele vs Elle
Today we’re looking at the pronouns Ele vs Elle. Ele (pronounced el•eh) and Elle (pronounced eh•yeh) are both gender-neutral pronouns used by advocates in Spanish.
An Open Letter to Allies
Dear allies, I’m often asked to compare the term Latine with the term Latinx. It’s hard to do this because the terms developed separate from each other, in two very different contexts. Latine is an identity and term created by queer, gender non-binary, and feminist communities in Spanish speaking countries. Latine did not develop as … Continue reading An Open Letter to Allies
Latine Icons: James Andrew Leyva
This week we celebrate non-binary Latines in pop culture through the story of James Andrew Leyva, AKA Valentina.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to memorialize those lost to anti-trans violence.
Latine Icons: Rev. Nicole Garcia
This week we celebrate trans women in Latine culture through the story of Rev. Nicole Garcia of Boulder, Colorado.
There’s a lot of emphasis on cisgender men in our culture. Latines know it and have seen it in their families, friends, and faith communities.
Latine Icons: Chavela Vargas
This week we’re celebrating queerness in Latine culture through the story of Chavela Vargas.