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Éva Goicochea on Catholic Upbringings, Founding Maude & the Future of Sexual Wellness

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Éva Goicochea on Catholic Upbringings, Founding Maude & the Future of Sexual Wellness

Born in New Mexico and raised in Sacramento, California, Éva Goicochea knew from an early age that she wanted her work to impact people’s lives for the better. Starting her career as a legislative aide, she never imagined that her journey would lead her to start her own brand in [...]

Compton’s Cafeteria Riot: The Trans-led Uprising Before Stonewall & The Latina Who Upheld Its Legacy

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Compton’s Cafeteria Riot: The Trans-led Uprising Before Stonewall & The Latina Who Upheld Its Legacy

One hot night in August 1966, three years before the Stonewall Uprising in Greenwich Village would inaugurate New York’s annual Pride marches, a group of trans women, hustlers, and drag queens staged an uprising of their own at the Gene Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. Historian Susan Stryker [...]

The Legendary House of Xtravaganza

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The Legendary House of Xtravaganza

In 1982, Hector Valle, a Puerto Rican voguer in the New York ballroom scene, decided to start his own house exclusively for up-and-coming Latinx ballroom performers. Latinx queer and trans folk had long been part of New York’s drag scene and its ballroom culture, an underground subculture with a history [...]

“La Chinita de Jinotepe”: Arlen Siu’s Life as a Poet and Revolutionary

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“La Chinita de Jinotepe”: Arlen Siu’s Life as a Poet and Revolutionary

Cuando en una noche de Verano, Yo en vuelo de un avión, cruzando el cielo del (Polo Norte, Para dirigirme al Lejano Oriente… En un sueño te vi… Tu cuerpo manchado de sangre!!! Y tu bello cabello negro, largo, estaba cortado!!! Sentada en una Flor de Loto subiendo al cielo, [...]

Dorian Ulises López Macías Captures la Mujer Mexicana

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Dorian Ulises López Macías Captures la Mujer Mexicana

“We fight today, so we don’t die tomorrow.” Just last year, femicide, the intentional murder of women, took the lives of approximately ten Mexican women per day. This past March, photographer Dorian Ulises López Macías set out to pay homage to la mujer Mexicana. He photographed six women: Amina [...]