Posts Tagged ‘pro-lgbtq’


October 4th, 2023

Tips for Undocumented and Non-Citizen Travelers Attending Mijente’s Sazonblea 2023 in Tucson, Arizona No part of this should be taken as legal advice or an individual assessment of risk. Consult a trusted and experienced immigration attorney before making decisions about your travel plans.  A NOTE FROM MIJENTE Sazonblea 2023 will be taking place in Tucson, […]


Pride As Action: Queer Organizing, Resistance, and Spirit

June 2nd, 2023

Our movement is a beautiful one, and we are celebrating everything that makes our LGBTQIA+ members and supporters amazing today and everyday.  But we also can’t ignore the moment that we’re in.  From healthcare restrictions, outright bans on drag performances, bans on inclusive and important literature, attacks on trans people’s rights to live freely, this […]


La Vida Local 2022 Awardees: Poder Sin El Estado

May 19th, 2022

We are excited to announce our 2022 La Vida Local Awardees — projects throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico that are taking on sin el estado (without the state) experiments and working to build community autonomy for our gente. La Vida Local is both an initiative to resource and support groups that are building power without [...]



December 14th, 2020

Early this November, Perú burst with uprisings across the country in response to the ever present political instability and violence. What happened in the last month and what can we learn from folks in the front lines? As part of this second iteration of Resistencias Beyond Borders, we spoke to Gahela Cari Contreras (27), a […]


NUESTRAS FLORES MIENTRAS ESTAMOS AQUÍ: Las personas trans reflexionan sobre el Día del Recuerdo Trans y más allá

November 20th, 2020

Las comunidades trans de todo el mundo han tenido que hacer el trabajo de conservar su propia memoria durante mucho tiempo. Noviembre es el mes de la Conciencia Trans y hoy, 20 de noviembre como último día de la semana de la #concienciatrans, observamos el Día del Recuerdo o Remembranza Trans (DRT). En conmemoración de […]


“He is not experiencing the same Covid as we are”

October 12th, 2020

President Donald Trump put out a video after leaving Walter Reed Medical Center, in which he affirmed “don’t let COVID dominate you, don’t be afraid of it, you’re gonna beat it.” We spoke to three Latinx creatives at the intersections of queerness and disability about their experiences receiving care during a pandemic and the ways […]


Drag King Bilingual Storytime con los MENtirosos

April 28th, 2020

Yesterday, @Losmentirosos read 3 books from the @lil_libros collection during “Bilingual DragKing Story Time” and it was amazing! Lil Libros makes bilingual children's books. Not only are they bilingual in Spanish and English, they also focus on classic, traditional, & pop culture topics that are relevant to la cultura Mexicana. These books are a great [...]


Watch Isa Noyola Describe How Trans Asylum Seeker Johana Medina’s Death in ICE Custody Shows How Much Is at Stake for Our Communities

June 4th, 2019

Mijente's Deputy Director Isa Noyola speaks on the death of Johana Medina Leon, a 25-year-old trans asylum seeker from El Salvador who died in ICE custody on Saturday, the first day of Pride month. You can support funeral costs for Johana through our fundraiser. “I’m going to share some reflections about all that is going [...]


Queer Mapuche Visual Artist: Sebastían Calfuqueo

May 20th, 2017

Check out this video piece called ‘You Will Never be a Weye’ which talks about ways that colonization and homophobia have and continue to erase the experiences and stories of the Machi Weye people within Mapuche communities. Machi Weyes are gender nonconforming Mapuche people who are often thought of as spiritual leaders and healers in their communities. The video is subtitled in English.


Queens of the Corner: Pedro Lemebel y Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis

April 30th, 2017

Pictured above: Francisco Casas (left), Pedro Lemebel (right). I first learned about Chilean artist and activist Pedro Lemebel while watching an interview with Chilean queer musician Alex Anwandter about his latest album, Amiga. On that album, there’s a track called Manifiesto in which he tackles themes of gender and sexuality; a track that Anwandter said [...]