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.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to memorialize those lost to anti-trans violence.
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.
Growing up at my house, queerness, feminism, and anything outside the binary was viewed as a white issue. It was the societal cucuy or boogie man coming for my parent’s children. Sometimes it was even the devil, or so my parents would insist.
Latine is a Celebration.
Call me Latine was inspired by a viral Facebook post written to introduce my friends to the gender-neutral Spanish word, Latine. When I first shared the post I had no idea how much attention it would receive.