I am at a loss today.  It has been six months today that my 14 year old goddaughter was taken from us by cancer.  To say that I have been distracted would be a gross understatement.  My body has been running ragged, it seemed to be aware of this milestone before I was.  There is...+

Latin-America is not homophobic


Most of us at this point have had an family member come out. El tio o la prima now bring their otra mitad to every cumple, bautismo, and fiesta. In other words business as usual. Homophobia still has places in some families and communities, yet things have changed dramatically in the last fifteen years. So my best friend Pew publishes the...+

We are missing Latina actresses on TV


I was watching The Hollywood Reporters Full Uncensored Drama Actress Emmy Roundtable. A fun and lively conversation with smart topnotch actresses. They talk about the business, their place in it, and how they got to where they are. One big missing factor: diversity. With exception of Kerri Washington there are no other women of color. Latinas are...+

Crush of the Week

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This week, I’m crushing on Brittney Griner.  The Baylor superstar is redefining women’s basketball in every way. Not only is BG pure power on the court, but this great piece from ESPN‘s Kate Fagan highlights the power of her truth: …she gets a far greater thrill from being exactly the person she wants to be...+

Support Esta Noche!

I love Esta Noche! It is the San Francisco gay institution for all. Great drag queens, fantastic music, and a wonderful community vibe. Now it might just close. The bar on 16th Street is seeking to renew several permits, such as its entertainment and service permits, which can each cost up to $750 but used to...+

Wrap it up- Hep C

Here is some not so good news, we have a nasty bug coming for us: Hepatitis C Latinos experience some of the highest rates of hepatitis C infection in the U.S., with an estimated overall prevalence rate of 2.6%, and incidence appears to be growing. As a result we all should be seeing a campaign up...+