UPDATE 8/31/16, 3:10pm: Gozamos reached out to Berwyn School District 100 for a public statement and for confirmation of reports that the teacher has since resigned. The school district released the statement below via email, calling the allegations against the teacher unfounded and stating the teacher has not been removed. Gozamos has reached out to MALDEF about the district’s […]

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Around the world, an outpouring of grief has produced beautiful tributes to legendary singer-songwriter and queer Mexican icon Juan Gabriel, who passed away suddenly on Sunday. Makeshift memorials, stunning artworks, and images of the star gracing the front covers of newspapers from Ecuador to Puerto Rico illustrate the impact of the artist who sold more than 100 million […]

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In mourning one of our own tonight, the queer Latin@ community has a message for the world: Don’t erase Juan Gabriel’s queer identity. The 66-year-old singer-songwriter died earlier today from an apparent heart attack in Santa Monica, California. Queer Latin@s took to social media to express shock and grief over his sudden death and pay homage to the legend for creating a […]

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Gabriel’s phenomenal talent won hearts around the world, surpassing borders, cultures and societal expectations of gender roles and sexuality. Donning striking outfits and embracing femininity through dance and movement, Gabriel conquered a musical genre known for ultra-macho personas and sexist lyrics. Gabriel famously told one reporter who asked him whether he was gay, “Lo que se ve no se pregunta” (“Don’t point out what’s obvious”). His uncompromising queer identity and his ability to triumph on a universal level made him a revered icon among queer Latin@s.

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99-pound Mexican Olympic gymnast Alexa Moreno responded to cruel body-shaming after her performance in this summer Olympics. The 22-year-old, who gave a satisfactory performance in five events that few Mexican athletes participate in, hit back at internet trolls, stating, ‘Soy mexicana y luzco como mexicana. No pueden esperar ver a una rubia.” (“I’m Mexican and I look Mexican. […]

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Ignorance ain’t bliss. In the U.S., it’s downright ruthless. To test just how far Trump supporters would go to support their candidate, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog rounded up a batch of them for a “focus group” and presented participants with fake campaign ads detailing outrageous and cruel ideas on how to handle immigration, abortion, and trans bathroom rights. From putting shock collars on immigrants […]

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Latinx rights group Mijente has rallied community activists from across the nation to build a 15,000-foot banner wall around the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this week. Putting a spin on Trump’s call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the group, in collaboration with The Ruckus Society, Iraq Veterans Against the War, The Other 98%, Working Families Party, community […]

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