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 […]

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

Pride. Tejas Style!

  XO Talks Eagle Pass Pride     Growing up in a small town that is located 5 minutes from the Mexican border, Eagle Pass TX celebrated its first LGBT Pride Day EVER! I am overwhelmed by the turnout and support from my home town! […]

Activists March Against Trump's Wall To Protect Church.

Praying for a Resolution

  Activists March Against Trump’s Wall To Protect Church.   One of my favorite parts about growing up in a heavily Mexican-American community along the Texas-Mexico border is seeing the wonderful influence religion plays in practically everything we do. Yes, we tend to be a […]

Bathroom Bill Dies.


Bathroom Bill Dies.     Thanks in part to vocal opposition from several corporate leaders, a proposed “bathroom bill” has died in the Texas state legislature. PRAISE JESUS! The discriminatory measure (which Republicans, including bigoted Gov. Greg Abbott; backed wholeheartedly despite repeated claims of being […]

CEOs Against Bathroom Bill in Texas.

CEOs Take Action

  CEOs Against Bathroom Bill in Texas.     My home state of Texas has been reminded of the sticky situation North Carolina found itself last year; after its legislators decided to pass an anti-trans bathroom bill; (thus drawing the ire of LGBT people and […]

Show Me Your Papers.

My Big Phat Quinceañera

  Show Me Your Papers.     One of the most memorable moments in Mexican culture is the tradition of the quinceañera. It celebrates a young girl’s passage to womanhood; gives thanks to God (with la misa de acción de gracias) for His blessings, and […]