Wednesday, June 24, 2009

7 GLBT Latino Bloggers to Watch

What up mi gente! This week has been really amazing, first Post Pomo Nuyorican Homo was featured on a list of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation's "100 Best LGBT Blogs" and now has named me one of the "7 GLBT Latino Bloggers to Watch!" Thanks to everyone who follows this blog and thanks to all those who have steady been sending support my way since day one. Mil gracias!

7 GLBT Latino Bloggers to Watch
Written by Antonio Gonzalez (with help from Andrés Duque)


With so much noise in the blogosphere, whose voice stands apart? Here are 7 bloggers to watch.

1. Andrés Duque

Andrés Duque is one of the leading Latino LGBT rights advocates in the United States. As moderator of Latino LGBT News, Duque currently maintains the most comprehensive and up-to-date e-mail network on news related to the Latino LGBT community and has often been quoted as an expert on the topic on venues such as the New York Times, The Village Voice, El Diario La Prensa, La Opinión and Univisión.

2. Brandon Lacy Campos
My Feet Only Walk Forward

A man of many talents, Brandon Lacy Campos is a 31 year old, queer, mixed, poz, poet, journalist, organizer, policy wonk, Tweeter, blogger, life commentator, and actor. His writing can be found in the anthologies: Under What Bandera by Calaca Press, Queer Codex: Chile Love by Evelyn Street Press, Mariposas by Floricanto Press, and in various online and offline journals and magazines.

3. Marisol Lebron
Post Pomo Nuyorican Homo

Marisol LeBron is Nuyorican queer activist and academic. Marisol is an honors graduate from Oberlin College (Comparative American Studies and Latin American Studies 2007), and is currently a PhD student in the Program in American Studies, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University. Marisol's research interests include citizenship studies, Latin@ cultural production, pop culture analysis, and queer of color critique. Marisol is a native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx.

4. Oriol Gutierrez, Jr.
Oriol's POZ Blog

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. is the executive director of the DiversityInc Foundation and president of the New York chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. He was the managing editor of DiversityInc Media. (See 25 Most Influential GLBT Latinos.)

5. Phil Velez
Velez's View

Velez is a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent (Nuyorican) with a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication from Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is a writer (and blogger since 2006) as well as his fraternity historian. He also heads up Fraternity Communication -- a blog that aims to promote a positive image of fraternities and sororities.

6. Charlie Vázquez
Charlie Vasquez: Queer Latino Musings on Literature

Charlie Vázquez is a radical Bronx-bred, Brooklyn-based writer of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. His fiction and essays have been published in various anthologies, such as the iconoclastic volumes, Queer and Catholic (Taylor & Francis) and Best Gay Love Stories: NYC (Alyson).

7. Gloria Nieto
City Brights: Social justice activist looking for a job

Gloria is the only Latina Lesbian to have ever spoken at the Democratic Presidential Convention. When working as a lobbyist in New Mexico she got both a hate crimes and non-discrimination law passed that were transgender inclusive. She was chair for seven years of the City of Santa Fe's Immigrations Task Force and served on a Congressional Committee on Citizenship and Immigration in the California 17th Congressional District.

Photo: Elliott Powell speaking with Marisol LeBron at opening reception of the 2009 Pop Conference, Experience Music Project, Seattle, Washington. Both are currently in Ph.D. programs at New York University (NYU). In the background, literary agent Sarah Lazin talks with John Rockwell of the New York Times. Photo by Joe Mabel


Anonymous said...

Heads up: half the links don't go anywhere!

Kai in NYC

Marisol LeBron said...

Hey Kai,

Thanks for the heads up. I copied the links from the original post, so I didn't know the links didn't apologies!