5 Questions with the Director of “The Good Kind”, a Queer Latina Film Project

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The Good Kind is a film written and directed by Ofelia Yanez, a self-identified queer Latina. Read this short interview about representation of Latinas in mainstream media, QPOC media, and whether or not she’s down with J. Lo depicting a gay character on screen.

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To be Loved or to be understood? The Struggle Between Culture and Sexuality

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“There are so many myths about our queer lives that still exist in our Latin@ community; from queerness being a choice or a psychological disorder to us not wanting children and being possessed by demons. And we don’t talk about these issues because the cultural expectation (especially of our elders) is to not go against the grain.” Sarahi Yajaira

One Latina shares her struggle with expressing both her culture and her sexuality.

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FEMMElebration! Two Queer Latinas Celebrate the Election of Representative Mary Gonzalez

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Two queer Latinas — both editors of QWOC Media Wire, chat about one queer Latina politician. And it ain’t chisme. (This post comes to you courtesy of Google Chat. Oh yeah.)

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A Lesbian Latina’s Adventures with Interracial Relationships: To Speak or Not to Speak Spanish?

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When I was in college, I dated white-women because English-speaking queer women was “all there was.” And while I didn’t mind then, the truth is… I do now. I don’t want to explain every single story, conversation or joke. When I have to constantly interpret, things gets lost in translation –including our connection, but mainly my sanity.

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In Search of Faith: It’s Not Always in the Pulpits

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“I’ve been struggling with faith and belief for quite some time. I am not talking religious faith and belief. I am talking about the faith and believe in something unshakeable within…”

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Mi Queertura: Latina, Lesbian, Woman Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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“We are afraid of being abandoned by the mother, the culture, La Raza,for being unacceptable, faulty, damaged… to avoid rejection, …

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Coming Out as Una Latina Queer

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As is the case with queer people of color, the experiences of many queer Latinas living in the U.S are filled with challenges; identifying with anything outside of heterosexuality and the gender binary remains largely taboo in the Latino culture. Read Una Queer’s very personal account of coming out to her family, and moving through the world as a Queer Latina.

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Perdida: Reflections of A Queer Latina Femme

“Perdida” is our newest contributor to the QWOC Talk Project. Please read this brave and heart-warming piece about a woman’s first entry to the world of all things Queer, and her journey to experience her love for woman as a Latina femme.

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Hate and Homophobia in Manizales, Colombia

This is from earlier this year…  something that I find utterly sad, evidence of why some of us deal with …

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On Queerness, Culture, and Concessions

Last Wednesday I went to a series of short films as part of The Bisexual Resource Center, Truth Serum Productions’ Cinemental and madFEMMEpride‘s 9th “Celebrate …

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To My Family, Queerness is an Immigrant Thing

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I talked to a friend about the last post, and she posed that very simple question. To begin with: Having …

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