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xQsí (Porque Sí) Magazine is an online multimedia publication that features content on a wide variety of topics directly relevant to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) [email protected] and their allies. xQsí (Porque Sí) Magazine es una publicación multimedia disponible en la internet que muestra contenido en una variedad de temas directamente relevantes a las vidas de [email protected] LGBT y sus aliados.

5 Reasons Sylvia Rivera Is One of the Most Badass Radical Trans Heroes to Ever Live
10/27/2015
5 Reasons Sylvia Rivera Is One of the Most Badass Radical Trans Heroes to Ever Live

5 Reasons Sylvia Rivera Is One of the Most Badass Radical Trans Heroes to Ever Live

Have you ever found parts of yourself reflected in a revolutionary hero's story? That's what this author found with Sylvia Rivera, who's gaining more visibility – but still rarely given the respect she deserves. Find out why she's such an inspiration.

Transgender Latina Leadership – A vision for what is possible | Transgender Law Center
10/23/2015
Transgender Latina Leadership – A vision for what is possible | Transgender Law Center

Transgender Latina Leadership – A vision for what is possible | Transgender Law Center

Transgender Latina Leadership – A vision for what is possible Left to right: Isa Noyola, Jovana Luna, Alexandra Rodriguez As I start in this new role as Director of Programs at Transgender Law Center, I am filled with gratitude and reflective on what brought me to this place and point in my journey.…

What racial, disability and LGBTQ justice have in common
10/13/2015
What racial, disability and LGBTQ justice have in common

What racial, disability and LGBTQ justice have in common

For Kay Ulanday Barrett, poetry is a testimony to survival. The poet testifies to living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities: “transgender, disabled, a person of color from a rough economic background,” he said. “It’s been my struggle and my commitment to elaborate on these exper…

"Yesenia Palencia is a lesbian woman who escaped an abusive past in El Salvador, seeking  a better life for herself and ...
10/07/2015
Click here to support Help Free Yesenia! by Cyntia Domenzain Mejia

"Yesenia Palencia is a lesbian woman who escaped an abusive past in El Salvador, seeking a better life for herself and her children in the U.S. She was instead detained in Eloy Detention Center in Arizona where she has been for about a year."
https://www.gofundme.com/freeyesenia

LGBTQ migrants are at the crossroads of racist and anti-migrant and trans- and homophobic attitudes and legislation. LGBTQ people suffer epidemic levels of sexual, verbal, physical and psychological violence in migratory detention in AZ. Many detained community members do not have any outside sup...

An accidental poem celebrating the power of family and friendship to save you when you need it the most. http://xqsimaga...
08/09/2015
XQsí Magazine — To All the Women Who Saved My Life

An accidental poem celebrating the power of family and friendship to save you when you need it the most. http://xqsimagazine.com/2015/08/08/to-all-the-women-who-saved-my-life/

Thank you to Mama, because you chose to stay to Lingjin, when you were my only friend to Mrs. Sattler, for letting school feel like home thank you Hannah, mi gemela, mi best friend, mi everything thank you Samrena, for inviting me into your world thank you Alexis, for talent show tryouts and gossip…

Con carino para tod@s ustedes por parte de nuestro amigo Ignacio Ortiz. Disfruten. :)http://xqsimagazine.com/2015/06/18/...
06/24/2015
XQsí Magazine — Vivir sin vergüenza: Entrevista exclusiva con Francisca Valenzuela

Con carino para [email protected] ustedes por parte de nuestro amigo Ignacio Ortiz. Disfruten. :)
http://xqsimagazine.com/2015/06/18/vivir-sin-verguenza-entrevista-exclusiva-con-francisca-valenzuela

Estamos aquí con esta artista para platicar sobre su más reciente aventura, el rodaje de su video “Insulto,” y el ¿por qué? (Enlace al video aqui) F.V: Hay alguien que contribuye a este interés particular, al interés del género y de sexualidad. Uno es que como yo viví de chica en Estados Unidos y en…

Con carino para tod@s ustedes por parte de nuestro amigo Ignacio Ortiz. Disfruten. :)http://xqsimagazine.com/2015/06/18/...
06/24/2015
XQsí Magazine — Vivir sin vergüenza: Entrevista exclusiva con Francisca Valenzuela

Con carino para [email protected] ustedes por parte de nuestro amigo Ignacio Ortiz. Disfruten. :)
http://xqsimagazine.com/2015/06/18/vivir-sin-verguenza-entrevista-exclusiva-con-francisca-valenzuela/

Estamos aquí con esta artista para platicar sobre su más reciente aventura, el rodaje de su video “Insulto,” y el ¿por qué? (Enlace al video aqui) F.V: Hay alguien que contribuye a este interés particular, al interés del género y de sexualidad. Uno es que como yo viví de chica en Estados Unidos y en…

XQsí Magazine's cover photo
04/10/2015

XQsí Magazine's cover photo

09/28/2014

Attend online. Watch now. GARRAS. STREAMING LIVE in Hollywood. http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/18996998
Donate at Translatinacoalition.org to support our transgender women and men and streaming events like this all the time.

¡El último artículo de Ignacio Ortiz está en la red! Nos anima a encontrar el arte disponible en Los Ángeles.http:/...
06/27/2014
XQsí Magazine — XQsí Magazine en el arte: Los Ángeles y LACMA

¡El último artículo de Ignacio Ortiz está en la red! Nos anima a encontrar el arte disponible en Los Ángeles.
http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/06/27/xqsi-magazine-en-el-arte-los-angeles-y-lacma/

Actualmente en el Museo del Condado de Los Ángeles (LACMA), hay una exhibición sobre el impresionismo, en la cual se le quita el monopolio alemán a este tipo de pintura y nos propone un vistazo sobre el alcance que tuvo a nivel mundial, ya que la influencia que tuvo sobre varias generaciones y difer…

Third Woman Press is looking for art and writing submissions. Click the link for more info!
05/24/2014

Third Woman Press is looking for art and writing submissions. Click the link for more info!

Deadline is now June 15th!

Read more about it on our website: www.thirdwomanpress.com

The latest poem from Liz Soriano, now online, "Vanity is a Game I Have Trouble Winning"http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/05/2...
05/24/2014
XQsí Magazine — Vanity is a Game I Have Trouble Winning

The latest poem from Liz Soriano, now online, "Vanity is a Game I Have Trouble Winning"
http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/05/20/vanity-is-a-game-i-have-trouble-winning/

I have this weird low-key obsession with beauty The physical attractiveness Seeing myself as someone who is Attractive It’s something I want to achieve, it’s something I know I have, and it’s something I want to avoid. Altogether. I’m so vain, to fight that brings me a sense of pain, and to accept i…

Si no viste la última reseña de Ignacio Ortiz, aquí se encuentra, una reintroducción a Javiera Mena y su segundo dis...
05/24/2014
XQsí Magazine — Javiera Mena

Si no viste la última reseña de Ignacio Ortiz, aquí se encuentra, una reintroducción a Javiera Mena y su segundo disco, Mena.
http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/04/20/javiera-mena/

Mena La idea de encontrar un disco de música electrónica que no sea superfluo y nos desencadene diferentes sentimientos e ideas, siempre es excitante. Javiera Mena es una chica que viene desde Chile, hasta aquí, nada irrelevante. Pero esta chica es un músico extraordinario que se ha venido plantando…

Magaly La Voz De Oro Página Oficial shone bright at opening night of the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF ...
04/12/2014
XQsí Magazine — LQAFF Spotlight: Magaly La Voz de Oro

Magaly La Voz De Oro Página Oficial shone bright at opening night of the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF yesterday. Here's a review of her performance!

LQAFF continues today and tomorrow. Check out their website for more info: www.lqaff.com

http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/04/12/lqaff-spotlight-magaly-la-voz-de-oro/

The Latina/o Queer Arts & Film Festival is off to a great start after an opening night featuring unique voices and transformative stories. Warming up the crowd last night at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza’s Renberg Theater before the featured documentary, Magaly La Voz de Oro’s powerful voice was a d...

04/12/2014

We hope you'll be able to join us for the opening night of the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF, featuring Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story!!! 7 pm at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center's The Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

It's almost Friday, which means opening night of the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF is almost here!!!Chec...
04/11/2014
Latina/o Queer Arts & Film Festival 2014

It's almost Friday, which means opening night of the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF is almost here!!!
Check out the website for more info: www.lqaff.com, or the event for opening night, which will include the featured documentary Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story https://www.facebook.com/events/700843723305252/

The First Annual [email protected] Queer Film Festival (LQFF) showcases films made by LGBTQ, two-spirited, Latina/o, Chicana/o identities and brown folks.

XQsí Magazine's cover photo
04/09/2014

XQsí Magazine's cover photo

We are proud to support the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF! The inaugural event will take place this week...
04/09/2014
Latina/o Queer Arts & Film Festival 2014

We are proud to support the Latina/o Queer Arts and Film Festival - LQAFF! The inaugural event will take place this week, April 10-13 at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The opening night feature is Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story.

Stay tuned for daily check-ins about the happenings at the festival this weekend!

LA Gay & Lesbian Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl
Los Angeles 90038
(323) 860-7301

For tickets and more information, please go to: www.lqaff.com

The First Annual [email protected] Queer Film Festival (LQFF) showcases films made by LGBTQ, two-spirited, Latina/o, Chicana/o identities and brown folks.

Check out this post, "Tender Memories of My Father" by Giuliani Alvarenga! http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/01/24/tender-mem...
02/15/2014
XQsí Magazine — Tender Memories of My Father

Check out this post, "Tender Memories of My Father" by Giuliani Alvarenga! http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/01/24/tender-memories-of-my-father/

I have tender memories of cuddling with my father as a child. We would take naps together and I would feel his body tower over mine like a lighthouse watching over its city in the ebony of night. His musky scent coming back from work still lingers in my thoughts, those powerful arms that would wrap…

¡Feliz día del amor y de la amistad! Happy Valentine's Day :)Enjoy some of our recent posts, including this one from A...
02/15/2014
XQsí Magazine — Living with HIV and Dating…Positives versus Negatives?

¡Feliz día del amor y de la amistad! Happy Valentine's Day :)
Enjoy some of our recent posts, including this one from Alfredo Hernández Chavez about dating and life with HIV. http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/02/14/living-with-hiv-and-dating-positives-versus-negatives/

February is the month to celebrate Love and the perfect opportunity to celebrate. Especially with Mr. Right, your hun, etc. or have fun with Mr. Right Now. It’s been actually 3 years since I been single and been content, not bitter at all, just content and in peace where I am right now. There been i...

Hello beautiful people. If you have the opportunity come and support my good friends D'Lo and Adelina Anthony to this gr...
01/26/2014
THE BEAST OF TIMES

Hello beautiful people. If you have the opportunity come and support my good friends D'Lo and Adelina Anthony to this great performance!! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-beast-of-times-tickets-9082143937?access=community2014

The group discount code is: community2014.

Adelina Anthony’s stunning play about radical animals putting humans on trial returns for a special encore weekend! Also starring the acclaimed transgender performance artist D’Lo,The Beast of Times combines both hilarity and profound drama with sexy, queer-people-of-color politics. Three nights onl...

¡Hola tod@s! Check out Bamby Salcedo's testimony at a congressional hearing with Rep. Loretta Sanchez: http://xqsimagaz...
01/06/2014
XQsí Magazine — Testimony to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

¡Hola [email protected]! Check out Bamby Salcedo's testimony at a congressional hearing with Rep. Loretta Sanchez: http://xqsimagazine.com/2014/01/04/testimony-to-congresswoman-loretta-sanchez/

Bamby Salcedo’s testimony at a congressional hearing with Rep. Loretta Sanchez on November 25, 2013: Good morning Congress Member Sanchez and thank you so much for holding this important hearing for our community, please know that we do appreciate your commitment to the issues of Trans [email protected]. I al...

Hello beautiful people!! Please check this amazing poem by our own young inspiration Liz Soriano. Something to reflect o...
12/29/2013
xQsí Magazine — “Change”

Hello beautiful people!! Please check this amazing poem by our own young inspiration Liz Soriano. Something to reflect on as we embark the new year...Enjoy!
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/12/28/change/

It is like ice melting no longer in the freeze, my state is changing now as the frost is releasing me… It is nonetheless still torturous how much less centered my emotions remain, as water expands and spreads looking for a new form to take. Liz Soriano Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

A great article from our own Alfredo Hernandez. Enjoy!http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/11/24/living-with-hiv-and-aging-two-d...
11/24/2013
xQsí Magazine — Living with HIV and Aging, two decades and beyond!

A great article from our own Alfredo Hernandez. Enjoy!
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/11/24/living-with-hiv-and-aging-two-decades-and-beyond/

It was October of 1993 when I was diagnosed HIV positive. Then I was told that I probably would have two years to live at the most. In 1993 there was not treatment available yet and the only option that was given to us newly diagnosed was AZT! Yes, with exclamation point! – It was one of those onl...

Hello beautiful people. Please check the latest poem from Liz Soriano http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/11/10/ojos-cerrados-w...
11/10/2013
xQsí Magazine — Ojos Cerrados (With Closed Eyes)

Hello beautiful people. Please check the latest poem from Liz Soriano
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/11/10/ojos-cerrados-with-closed-eyes/

La vida es mas fácil con los ojos cerrados. El mundo mas quieto con los oídos tapados. Sin mirar hacia atrás, confianza tu me das Cuando tu tomas mi mano y no te vayas. Sueño en colores, rojo amarillo y azul Me siento más tranquila en mi bella juventud Y tu sonrisa nunca falla de ser como el sol que...

Hi everyone. Please check our new Beauty tips from Adrian Villa who is an expert in the area! Awesome tips!!http://xqsim...
10/02/2013
xQsí Magazine — Adrian’s Top Makeup Tricks to A Youthful Appearance

Hi everyone. Please check our new Beauty tips from Adrian Villa who is an expert in the area! Awesome tips!!
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/10/01/adrians-top-makeup-tricks-to-a-youthful-appearance/

No.1 MOISTURIZE After cleansing your skin and while you’re still slightly damp, slather on a lightweight moisturizer before aiming for your makeup treasure trove. Adding moisture to your skin softens the appearance of dry, patchy, uneven texture in your skin. No. 2 CONCEAL THE DEAL The whole point...

08/22/2013
xQsí Magazine — Cross-Country Confessions

Hello Beautiful people. Please check out our new post from our wonderful friend Giulliani Alvarenga! Awesome short story. Enjoy it!!
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/08/13/cross-country-confessions/

All I can remember now is the lush of the trees. Miles and miles of green on those humid summer afternoons when we drove through those suburban New England cottages. How far from home I was that summer. I kept making up little stories in my head, trying to imagine a new life. Was it really that easy...

Hello everyone! Please check out our new post from our new addition to our team. Welcome Adrian Villa!! http://xqsimagaz...
08/16/2013
xQsí Magazine — Beauty Tips: by Adrian Villa Makeup Expert

Hello everyone! Please check out our new post from our new addition to our team. Welcome Adrian Villa!!
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/08/15/beauty-tips-by-Adrian-Villa-makeup-expert/

Make up Question of the Week: Do I really need to use a moisturizer, SPF, and then a makeup primer at all once? The answer is simple, NO! You don’t have to use so many products on your face all at once, as it can all sit on your face and move your makeup, clog pores, and waist precious coins! Rule o...

Hello Beautiful people. Please check out our new post from our wonderful Liz Soriano. A real treat to read :) http://xqs...
08/08/2013
xQsí Magazine — “Como Chocolate”

Hello Beautiful people. Please check out our new post from our wonderful Liz Soriano. A real treat to read :)
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/08/07/5020/

Mira, que mis ojos también brillan café oscuro como chocolate Son bellos aunque sí no sepan Y mi cabello negro que casi nunca cambia Se queda rizado y grueso Siempre llena de vida Mi piel cada día sale afuera Besado mil veces por el sol Así yo quedo de ser la prieta linda Que mi única madre luz le d...

05/21/2013
xQsí Magazine — Keeping Up With My Meds

Hello beautiful people. Please check our our new post from our very own Alfredo Hernandez who shares his experience with HIV meds.

http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/05/21/keeping-up-with-my-meds/

Hello friends from our GLBTQ [email protected] Community! I want to let you know about HIV medication and my personal experience with adherence. Since the time of my diagnosis in 1993, I began HIV antiretroviral treatment medication. During those years there were not many choices other than the experiments wit...

Hello beautiful people!! Please check out our latest post by Alfredo Hernandez. Please share it with your friends and co...
04/24/2013
xQsí Magazine — Making AIDS a Disease of the Past

Hello beautiful people!! Please check out our latest post by Alfredo Hernandez. Please share it with your friends and contacts. We hope all is well with you :)
http://xqsimagazine.com/2013/04/23/making-aids-a-disease-of-the-past/

Hello friends from our GLBTQ Latino Community! Let’s talk about HIV vaccines. It was June 1981 when the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC) reported that “five homosexuals in Los Angeles had developed a rare form of pneumonia.” These were the first documented cases of what we now know a...

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