Guest contribution by Jennet Posey On November 24, 2014 when it was announced that killer cop Darren Wilson will not be charged for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Chicagoans took to the streets and shut them down. [Photos by Jennet Posey] Created with flickr slideshow.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, we’re sharing 22-year-old Eric Amaya’s coming out story. Eric is a cast member of the Youtube series “Queer Code,” an HIV prevention counselor/tester, and a young gay activist.
Maybe we shook hands before. Maybe we talked and laughed before. Maybe you thought I was a good person. Maybe you didn’t know much about my past. Maybe I was left dead on the street. Maybe you’ll base all of your opinions on the pictures you saw of my past on TV. Maybe you’ll forget I was human?
By Guest Author on July 6, 2014
Por Elio Leturia José Antonio Vargas ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida escondido detrás de un secreto: vivir indocumentado en los Estados Unidos. Cerca de 12 millones de personas en los EEUU comparten tal secreto bajo el miedo de la deportación. Pero Vargas, quien salió del clóset de los papeles falsos cuando publicó […]
Por Elio Leturia Articulada y expresiva es Yoani Sánchez, la bloguera cubana que participó el 8 de junio en la Trigésima Feria del Libro Printers Row que organiza el periódico Chicago Tribune todos los años. “No pretendemos emular a los websites que se actualizan cada dos minutos”, empezó diciendo Sánchez al anunciar que el 21 […]
By Guest Author on June 1, 2014
Las mujeres poderosas y profesionales no son sólo una fantasía.
By Guest Author on May 30, 2014
By Danny Olvera Dana Gonzalez is a young ambitious woman, but because she is trans her road has not been an easy one. However right now, Gonzalez is ready to be an advocate for her community. “I’ve had to fight strangers for my rights. I know what it feels like to have no one on […]
By Guest Author on May 25, 2014
Gozamos is honored to feature the voice of Karina Pantoja, a Latina teen who helped organize a panel on Latina feminism for the Gender Equality for Teens conference in Chicago. Below is her recap of the conference.
When it comes to Sylvan Esso’s debut album, one listen is certainly not enough.
Mi origen es filipino pero me siento más hispana que los tamales
By Guest Author on April 21, 2014
As a kid, my mom told me not to dream because our family couldn’t afford to have an imagination. She said dreams were for the rich and survival was for the poor. I thought the opposite. Dreams are one of the few things poor people can afford to do because dreaming is free.
Yesterday UIC undocumented students came out at their campus to “denounce lingering fear as well as defy a culture of silence that disregards student voices.” This is Lulu Martinez’s story. Lulu was part of the DREAM 9 activists who started the Bring Them Home campaign at the border. My name is Lulu and I am […]