Posts Tagged ‘lgbtq’

Queer Mapuche Visual Artist: Sebastían Calfuqueo

May 20th, 2017

Check out this video piece called ‘You Will Never be a Weye’ which talks about ways that colonization and homophobia have and continue to erase the experiences and stories of the Machi Weye people within Mapuche communities. Machi Weyes are gender nonconforming Mapuche people who are often thought of as spiritual leaders and healers in their communities. The video is subtitled in English.

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The Locations You’d Want to See on a List of LGBTQ People of Color Serving Spots

June 18th, 2016

When a company left clubs designed for people of color off their list, we started to create our own.

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Marisa Franco Award Acceptance Speech at Creating Change 2016

January 22nd, 2016

Sanctuary is a spiritual stance. Sanctuary says, oppression is trying to fill our lives with fear and blood and daily numbing horror. But not in here. Not in my home. Not in my bed. Not in my movement. Sanctuary makes a ring of fire around our people. Sanctuary grants us a taste of reprieve and protection so they can gather strength to go out there again and fight.

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Because Moving Forward Requires Moving Away from the Status Quo

November 19th, 2015

was in Phoenix when Mijente officially launched in June of this year. It is important to me to be part of building a new Latinx/Chicanx political home because for too long undocumented trans women’s voices have been ignored and left out of critical life changing decisions in the world and in our movements. I see […]

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Because We Don’t Live Single Issue Lives

November 12th, 2015

The older I get that more that a particular quote from Audre Lorde speaks to me in my everyday life. In 1982 she delivered her address, “Learning from the 60’s” as part of the celebration of the Malcolm X weekend at Harvard University. Halfway through the address she says the following, which has resonated within […]

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