An earlier version of this article was previously published in RUTAS, Forum for the Arts and Humanities, Spring 1994 / Numero 2. By Miguel Juárez It was Saturday afternoon. ZaZa and I drove in his air-conditioned car in the 101 degrees towards Copia and Alameda Streets on a mission to comfort our old friend, Alberto,… Read More Caldo de Res in the Decade of AIDS
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
A message from Zaza in 2020: Oscar Wilde said, ‘the one charm of the past is that it is in the past.” Things have certainly changed and improved for the LGBTQ family in the intervening 24 years and that is as it should be. Zaza Montenegro took the name from Sasha Montenegro, the famous Mexican… Read More 1996 Interview with ZaZa Montenegro – Sas Mija!
Aside from re-posting important articles in the current environment, El Paso News is celebrating Pride Month. Martin Paredes is no longer contributing articles in this El Paso News site. As the Editor, I am shaping El Paso News to feature articles on local issues and highlight voices which are often not featured in other publications.… Read More This Month in El Paso News
By Brian Antonio Sieve, Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of El Paso. Stonewall was a riot! It was led by gender Queer people of color in response to police abuse and harassment. Bricks were thrown, fires were set, and property was destroyed in the uprising to gain liberation for the lives of what we would… Read More MCC El Paso Pride During the Time of Pandemic
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?