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
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!
By Miguel Juárez It is the early 1990s at the Old Plantation Miss Cherry “Miss OP 1978,” a local performer is readying herself for her show. The dressing room is frenetic energy, but Miss Cherry sits calmly smoking a cigarette and gets ready for her performance. The cameraman zooms into Miss Cherry who looks straight… Read More Documenting the Gay Community with El Paso Style