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Mj Rodriguez Makes History as First Trans Performer Nominated for Major Acting Emmy

Virginia Isaad
Mj Rodriguez‘s acclaimed portrayal of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista on the series Pose, a period drama about ballroom culture. Rodriguez, who is of Afro-Puerto Rican descent, just made history after receiving an Emmy nomination in the lead drama actress category for her...
Culture

Afro-Boricua Author Jaquira Díaz Talks Queerness, Pride and Representation

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
It’s been a busy couple of years for Puerto Rican author Jaquira Díaz since publishing her critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Girls in 2019. She’s gotten married, lived through a pandemic, continued work on her first novel and embarked on several...
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Gloria Calderón Kellett Has Four New Latinx Series in the Works for Amazon

Virginia Isaad
Latina powerhouse Gloria Calderón Kellett —  executive producer/co-showrunner and director of One Day at a Time — signed a deal with Amazon and the first series that’s set to launch is romantic comedy With Love. GloNation Studios has an additional three...
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Vogue Makes History with Indigenous Trans Woman on Cover

Virginia Isaad
For the first time in its more than 100 years in publication, Vogue México featured an Indigenous muxe on its cover with Estrella Vázquez, a 37-year-old indigenous Zapotec muxe dressed in a traditional huipil for their December issue.”Muxe”  is a...
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NoNieqa Ramos’ Novel Features a Queer, Puerto Rican Teen with PTSD

Virginia Isaad
At 15 years old Verdad de la Reyna embarks on a journey toward wokeness after experiencing life as a marginalized woman of color, forcing her to address her internalized prejudices before she can heal from her trauma. The layers that...
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The Trump Administration Is Asking the Supreme Court to Legalize Firing LGBTQ Workers

Johanna Ferreira
The Trump administration has significantly been setting us back from any progress we’ve made in regards to fighting discrimination toward marginalized communities. On Friday an amicus brief was filed by the Justice Department, with the Trump administration asking the Supreme...
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Trump’s New Proposed Rule Would Let Contractors Discriminate Based on Their Religion

Virginia Isaad
Trump’s latest rule proposal is stirring up controversy after his administration formally proposed a new rule on Wednesday that would let federal contractors cite religion as a valid reason to discriminate against employees who are LGBTQ as well as on...