Why I Can’t Afford A Summer Body.

Summer Body

  Why I Can’t Afford A Summer Body.     ICYMI My latest for NewNowNext I wasn’t proud of my decision to buy a monstrous grilled chicken burrito for lunch, especially when it cost me the equivalent of four loads of laundry. But the convenience […]

NYC Pride March Included Homeless Youth.

The Power of Pride

  NYC Pride March Included Homeless Youth.     ICYMI My latest for VICE A huge number of homeless youth in America identify as LGBTQ. At this weekend’s New York City Pride, they had the opportunity to feel seen. Bathed in the sunlight of a […]

One Priest's Plan to Queer the Catholic Church.

Meet Father James

  One Priest’s Plan to Queer the Catholic Church.   ICYMI My latest for VICE. By the end of this pride month, my progressive Catholic parish’s LGBTQ ministry will have; among other efforts, held “faith-sharing” events to bolster reflection on biblical readings, served dinner to […]

The Pulse Tragedy

One Year After Orlando

  The Pulse Tragedy   ICYMI: My Latest for VICE.com “One year after the Orlando shooting, in which 49 people were gunned down at Latin Night at a queer nightclub, my culture still doesn’t see the recognition it deserves. “I hate that there are practically […]

Religious Freedom Laws.

Faith and Law

    Religious Freedom Laws.   Standing in the White House Rose Garden last Thursday; Donald Trump boldly declared that “freedom is a gift from God.” Well; guess what, Donald: So is my sexuality. Flanked by a gleeful Mike Pence, who notoriously advocated for a […]

La Reina de la Cumbia. via NewNowNext

After All These Years, I’d Still Do “Anything for Selenas”

ICYMI: Here’s my most recent homage to “La Reina de la Cumbia” “This March marks both the 20th anniversary of the film’s release and the 22nd anniversary of Selena’s death. The passage of time, though, has never deterred the fans of the young Mexican-American artist—myself […]