XO Talks Eagle Pass Pride. My Border Town's First Ever Pride.

Coming Home.

  My Border Town’s First Ever Pride     Here’s my latest for VICE: “Growing up queer in a Mexican American community rooted in faith wasn’t easy. But seeing that community celebrate my identity this weekend was a monumental experience.” Since moving to New York […]

SiriusXM Progress Presents.

Xorje With An X

For years while growing up, I resented my father, a second-generation Mexican-American named Juan José.  He dedicated his life to teaching high school Spanish in our border town of Eagle Pass, Texas.  My resentment was NOT because he and my mother, Margie, routinely smothered me […]