Cover photo courtesy of Kalandra Monarez “You’re a girl. You’re going to be a girl one day. That’s what she told me.” Kalandra Monarez fondly reminisces on memories of Mercedes DeMarco. It’s a warm Saturday afternoon and Kalandra and I are video conferencing and talking about the mark Mercedes left in her life and on… Read More Remembering Mercedes
“Black trans women were at the forefront of queer liberation,” says Joshua Enrique Lerma co-designer of EP JOTX, a new queer grassroots movement created with collaborator Pico del Hierro-Villa. Pride was rooted in activism and creating an alternative queer space in El Paso to discuss borderland LGBTQIA+ issues became a priority for Joshua and Pico… Read More The Art of Resistance: EP JO-TX
For Immediate Release Contact Veronica Frescas Vfrescas77@gmail.com915-745-0204 July 3, 2020 El Paso, TX – After all the PRIDE celebrations and Independence Day Holiday, a local performing troupe calling themselves the El Paso Quarantine Players, will be performing a one-time only, live, shelter-at-home performance of Robert Harling’s play of “Steel Magnolias” via Zoom in recognition of… Read More El Paso Quarantine Players Performs Shelter-at Home, Virtual Presentation of Robert Harling’s heartwarming “Steel Magnolias”
Dov E. Kupfer, AIFD, CFD, was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He was an inquisitive and artistic child. He attended Mesita Elementary School, El Paso High School, and the University of Texas at El Paso. He said he was motivated to go into teaching is a second profession. He received his Bachelor of… Read More Dov E. Kupfer, Documenting the Gay Community in El Paso, Texas
Randell David Fleet says he grew up knowing he was special. He said he was a gay kid in a world where people wanted him dead. He said he tried to kill himself many times and he often tried to commit suicide. He said he often begged for God to come get him. He said… Read More The Art of Randell David Fleet
One of fronterizo artist José Montoya’s powerful images is a color photograph titled “Resistance Dance.” It depicts a dancer wearing black laced high-heel shoes, and a black skirt with black fringe. The dancer is photographed in front of the mural painted by David Herrera and El Mac at Mills and Stanton streets in downtown El… Read More Resistance Dance: The Art of José Montoya
Make plans to attend El Paso Community College’s Virtual Celebration of “Pride Out and About: LGBTQ Life on the Border,” from June 8th at 7 PM to Jun 13th at 9 PM. Celebrate Pride Week Virtually! Hear Coming Out Stories, Drag Queens Shows, Health & Resources, Ally Day and Karaoke and a Discussion Panel (see… Read More Celebrate Pride Virtually!
I have teamed up with my colleague Diana Martinez to invite articles in celebration of El Paso Pride Month. This year Pride takes an even more important reason amid the new Civil Rights period in support of Black Lives Matter Movement. In this time at El Paso News, we invited various individuals to submit articles… Read More Updated: How Do We Celebrate Pride in the Time of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19?