Queer Latinx To Recognize For the Pride Month in June
The month of June is Pride Month and there are many Queer latinx organizers to look out for! From poets to actors, people join together to create a more inclusive society for the LGBTQ community. Celebrate this Pride month by becoming an ally and sporting your brightest rainbow colors.
1. Bamby Salcedolabamby / Instagram
Bamby is a trans Latina activist born in Guadalajara, Mexico. She is the founder of TransLatina@ Coalition, a Los Angles-based organization advocating for the needs and rights of trans Latinx residing in the U.S.
2. Jennicet Gutiérrezjenctegtz / Instagram
Jennicet is a trans Latina activist, infamously known for disrupting former President Obama during an LGBT Pride event at the White House. She asked that all LGBTQ immigrants be released from detention centers. She is also one of the founding members of La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.
3. Alan Pelaez Lopezmigrantscribble / Instagram
Alan is an Afro-Indigenous poet, collage, installation and adornment artist raised in Oaxaca, Mexico. They were a former writer for Everyday Feminism, where their work centered around Trans/Queer and migrant issues.
4. Isa NoyolaTransLawCenter / Instagram
Isa is currently the Director of Programs at the Transgender Law Center, where she organizes for the rights of the Trans community. In 2015, she organized the first trans anti-violence national protest.
5. Julio Salgadojuliosalgado83 / Instagram
Julio Salgado is a queer, undocumented artist born in Long Beach, California. Salgado uses his art as a way to empower the queer, undocumented community and retaliate against anti-immigrant rhetoric.
6. Sylvia Riverafemininonaarte / Instagram
Sylvia is one of the best-known icons of the Queer community, Most widely known for being at the forefront of the Stonewall Riots, Rivera was also the founder of the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activist Alliance.
7. Maricón Collectivemariconcollective / Instagram
Maricón Collective is a group of four queer Chicano artist bases in LA. They are popular for using their art to reclaim the word “maricón” and find empowerment within it!
8. Ruby Corado20141204_112319.
Digital Image. CasaRuby. June 20, 2018.
Ruby is a trans Latina activist born in El Salvador and founder of Casa Ruby. Casa Ruby is the only LGBTQ bilingual and multicultural organization in Washington that dedicate itself in providing services for Queer/Trans People of Color.
9. Sara Ramireztherealsararamirez / Instagram
Sara Ramirez is a Mexican-born actress, most known for her role as bisexual doctor Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, In 2016, Ramirez came out as bisexual and since then has been active in advocating for LGBTQ rights!
10. Laura Aguilardykeanotherday / Instagram
Laura was a lesbian photographer, known for her risqué images. One of her most notable series is Latina Lesbians, where she photographed queer and lesbian women with their own captions. Laura Aguilar recently passed away in April 2018.
11. Yosimar Reyeslatinoswholunch / Instagram
Yosimar is an undocumented, queer latinx poet born in Guerrero, Mexico. Yosimar’s poetry explores themes of sexuality and migration, as well as his own life growing up in San Jose, California. His most popular work is his self-published collection, “For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…”.
12. Arianna Lintariannalint / Instagram
Arianna Lint is a Peruvian trans Latina Activist based in Florida. Lint is most known for her work advocating for better health resources for HIV-positive communities. She also advocated nationally through her work in the Executive Board of the TransLatina Coalition.
13. Gloria Anzaldúalamagamexicana / Instagram
Anzaldúa was a queer Chicana poet and writer. She was widely known for her essays criticizing queer and feminist theory and her poetry expressing anger against marginalization of her people. Gloria Anzaldúa passed away in May 2014.
14. Victoria Rodriguez- RoldanTheTaskForce / Instagram
Victoria is queer latinx activist that serves as the Trans/Gender Non-Conforming Justice Project Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force. One of Rodriguez-Roldan’s most notable achievements is her successful lobbying of issuing transgender inclusive driver’s licenses and state ID documents in Puerto Rico.
15. Gabby Riveraquirkyrican / Instagram
Gabby Rivera is a queer Latinx writer from the Bronx, New York. She has published a Young Adult novel, but is most currently known as a comic book writer for Marvel’s America Chavez. The series, titled “America”, is the first to feature a lesbian superhero.
16. Salem AcuñaSalemebel / Instagram
Acuña is a queer Latinx activist, originally from Santiago, Chile. Salem worked with the Southerners On New Ground, where he advocated for racial and economic justice is the U.S. South. Currently, Acuña works with MIjente, a political organization focusing on Latinx and Chicanx issues.
17. Sonia Guiñansacathesoniag / Instagram
Sonia is a Harlem-based, queer latinx migrant poet, cultural organizer and activist. Born in Ecuador, Guiñansaca is internationally acclaimed for her work centering undocumented youth in New York and using her art as resistance.
18. Juniperangelica Gia Cordovagiaawoman / Instagram
Juniperangelica Gia Cordova is a queer latinx scholar and activist. Working closely with GSA Network and Transgender Law Center. Gia works tirelessly to advocate for the queer/trans youth, fight against homelessness, and more!
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