I am a morose homosexual. I’m melancholy. Gay is the last adjective I would use to describe myself. The idea of being gay, like a little sparkler, never occurs to me. So if you ask me if I’m gay, I say no.

Richard Rodriguez

I’ve forgotten how much I hate Richard Rodriguez.

My ULPeeps are a good looking group ;)

My ULPeeps are a good looking group ;)

I forgot to share this picture from Lotería Jotería.
[The long blue strip is the tickets I was selling for the raffles. I was using my femme charms to make some Benjamines]

I forgot to share this picture from Lotería Jotería.

[The long blue strip is the tickets I was selling for the raffles. I was using my femme charms to make some Benjamines]

Lotería Jotería is only a week away! Ahhhh! I’m so excited.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets online or you can purchase them from me in person. Just message me.
Lotería JoteríaApril 19th, 6- 10 pm@ The National Museum of Mexican Art
Regular: $30Children: $15VIP: $50

Lotería Jotería is only a week away! Ahhhh! I’m so excited.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets online or you can purchase them from me in person. Just message me.

Lotería Jotería
April 19th, 6- 10 pm
@ The National Museum of Mexican Art

Regular: $30
Children: $15
VIP: $50

62 - El Veterano
Counter to popular belief, the Stonewall Riot was not simply angry white cis gay men.
One of two people arrested was Ray Castro, a gay Puerto Rican immigrant.
That night at Stonewall, he resisted his arresting officers. When they tried to place him inside the cop car, he kicked the vehicle door with full force, knocking both officers on the floor.
He was eventually taken into custody and released.
Castro has since passed away, but his actions serves as a testament to our legacy of queer Latin@ resistance.

62 - El Veterano

Counter to popular belief, the Stonewall Riot was not simply angry white cis gay men.

One of two people arrested was Ray Castro, a gay Puerto Rican immigrant.

That night at Stonewall, he resisted his arresting officers. When they tried to place him inside the cop car, he kicked the vehicle door with full force, knocking both officers on the floor.

He was eventually taken into custody and released.

Castro has since passed away, but his actions serves as a testament to our legacy of queer Latin@ resistance.

63 - La Olímpica
Beatriz “Gigi” Fernández is a coach and former professional tennis player from Puerto Rico.
In 1992, she simultaneously became the first lesbian woman and first Puerto Rican woman to win a gold metal at the Olympics in Barcelona, then again in Atlanta in 1996. 
Throughout her career she has won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles and in 2010 she became the first lesbian/Puerto Rican woman to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame.

63 - La Olímpica

Beatriz “Gigi” Fernández is a coach and former professional tennis player from Puerto Rico.

In 1992, she simultaneously became the first lesbian woman and first Puerto Rican woman to win a gold metal at the Olympics in Barcelona, then again in Atlanta in 1996.

Throughout her career she has won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles and in 2010 she became the first lesbian/Puerto Rican woman to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame.

58 - La Nepantlera
Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was a Chicana scholar, third-world feminist, and queer theorist.
She is best known for co-editing This Bridge Called My Back with her friend and fellow queer Chicana Cherríe Moraga and for writing the semi-autobiographical Borderlands/La Frontera, documenting and deconstructing life on the physical and emotional borders of being queer, Chican@, indigenous, and a woman.
It is thanks to her that the concept of Nepantla (inbetweeness) is introduced to queer and Chican@ cultural theory, transforming the various axes of oppression queer Chican@s, Latin@s, and other people of color face into borderlands of possibility, arguing the inherent value of those who live on them because it enables them to see both in and out.

58 - La Nepantlera

Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa was a Chicana scholar, third-world feminist, and queer theorist.

She is best known for co-editing This Bridge Called My Back with her friend and fellow queer Chicana Cherríe Moraga and for writing the semi-autobiographical Borderlands/La Frontera, documenting and deconstructing life on the physical and emotional borders of being queer, Chican@, indigenous, and a woman.

It is thanks to her that the concept of Nepantla (inbetweeness) is introduced to queer and Chican@ cultural theory, transforming the various axes of oppression queer Chican@s, Latin@s, and other people of color face into borderlands of possibility, arguing the inherent value of those who live on them because it enables them to see both in and out.

59 - La Superestrella
Before the word “superstar” became synonymous with any celebrity, the word meant only one thing: Warhol.
Holly Woodlawn, a Puerto Rican trans woman, was one of the original superstars, having starred in two of Warhol’s films.
Although her fame is shadowed by that of another one of Warhol’s superstars Candy Darling, she has to her credit the first instance where a trans woman was cast in the role of a cis woman in Warhol’s Trash.
In fact, people we so impressed with her performance that director George Cukor began a write-in campaign to have Woodlawn nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actress. Had the campaigned succeeded, she would have been the first openly trans* person nominated for a major film award, an honor currently held by fellow trans Latina, Harmony Santana.

59 - La Superestrella

Before the word “superstar” became synonymous with any celebrity, the word meant only one thing: Warhol.

Holly Woodlawn, a Puerto Rican trans woman, was one of the original superstars, having starred in two of Warhol’s films.

Although her fame is shadowed by that of another one of Warhol’s superstars Candy Darling, she has to her credit the first instance where a trans woman was cast in the role of a cis woman in Warhol’s Trash.

In fact, people we so impressed with her performance that director George Cukor began a write-in campaign to have Woodlawn nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actress. Had the campaigned succeeded, she would have been the first openly trans* person nominated for a major film award, an honor currently held by fellow trans Latina, Harmony Santana.

66 - El Docente
Prior to Pedro Zamora's groundbreaking appearance on the highly popular MTV reality show “The Real World,” few people knew the human face of HIV/AIDS.
As an AIDS educator and as someone who lived with HIV, Zamora seized the TV opportunity and educated an entire nation that watched on the plight and stigma that many people living with the disease face daily.
His work in fighting HIV/AIDS earned him accolades from all places, including President Bill Clinton, and his death continues to serve as a reminder of all the work that needs to be done to eradicate the disease.

66 - El Docente

Prior to Pedro Zamora's groundbreaking appearance on the highly popular MTV reality show “The Real World,” few people knew the human face of HIV/AIDS.

As an AIDS educator and as someone who lived with HIV, Zamora seized the TV opportunity and educated an entire nation that watched on the plight and stigma that many people living with the disease face daily.

His work in fighting HIV/AIDS earned him accolades from all places, including President Bill Clinton, and his death continues to serve as a reminder of all the work that needs to be done to eradicate the disease.

57 - La Chamana
Called the rough voice of tenderness by those that loved her, Chavela Vargas is best known for her haunting renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras, despite being Costa Rican.
Although throughout most of career Vargas had never directly addressed her sexuality, she let her music and personality do the talking, refusing the change the lyrics of songs (which were often written by men in dedication to women), drinking heavily, wearing men’s clothing, and often carrying with her a riffle.
At the age of 81 Vargas publicly announced that she was indeed lesbian, and from then (until her death 12 years later) she became a loud voice in favor of lesbian visibility.

57 - La Chamana

Called the rough voice of tenderness by those that loved her, Chavela Vargas is best known for her haunting renditions of traditional Mexican rancheras, despite being Costa Rican.

Although throughout most of career Vargas had never directly addressed her sexuality, she let her music and personality do the talking, refusing the change the lyrics of songs (which were often written by men in dedication to women), drinking heavily, wearing men’s clothing, and often carrying with her a riffle.

At the age of 81 Vargas publicly announced that she was indeed lesbian, and from then (until her death 12 years later) she became a loud voice in favor of lesbian visibility.