Queer Adulting: Bringing Your Parents In After Coming Out.

Growing Up Queer

  Queer Adulting: Bringing Your Parents In After Coming Out     My family and I are incredibly close. To the point that I told them flat-out: “Look, your son’s going to be in Playboy!!” Their reaction? “Great!! But do we get a free copy […]

Can a Gay Veteran Latina Sheriff Get Texas to Vote?

Texas State Governor Candidate Lupe Valdez

  Can a Gay Veteran Latina Sheriff Get Texas to Vote?   In another life, Texas gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez would be my tía. Talking to her on the phone late last week reminded me of my conversations with family; the accent was just right; […]

Pence is Looking Toward His Political Future.

Mike Pence’s Political Future

  Pence is Looking Toward His Political Future Mike Pence may not be in the picture as often as 45; but you know he’s skulking around the White House; planning his next move. His past crusades against LGBTQ people leave no doubt that he is […]

New HHS Civil Rights Division

  HHS Conscience Protections Will Harm LGBTQ People So, the Trump administration is at it again… this time creating a new conscience and religious freedom division within the Health and Human Services Department.  Their goal? To make it easy for medical professionals and healthcare workers […]

Two Reverends are Queering the Modern-Day Church.

How Two Reverends are Queering the Modern-Day Church

  Helping Queer People Find Their Place in Church   Here’s my latest for Reverend M. Barclay, who is ordained within the United Methodist Church; admits there’s not a lot of work out there for gender non-binary trans queer pastors. That’s why, after feeling a […]

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 […]