QLatinx Leader Honored on World AIDS Day
On December 1st, the Central Florida Ryan White HIV/AIDS Planning Council hosted their annual World AIDS Day event, which invited leaders from across Central Florida to join together in reflection of the work done to build on the HIV/AIDS movement over the past 30 years. We gathered to renew our commitment to an AIDS free generation by addressing the epidemic together, remembering those lost over the years that gave their bodies and voices for the movement, and to uplift thos
"for colored boys who speak softly" by Yosimar Reyes
For colored boys who speak softly I would sacrifice my tongue Make an offering to the Gods Nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist and public speaker Yosimar Reyes bears his soul in their beautiful written and recited body of work for colored boys who speak softly. This poem speaks to the strength and power that queer black and brown youth can have when we speak out against systems of oppression that are designed to proliferate our oppression. We applaud Rey
"Am I Latinx Enough?"
In this powerful spoken word piece, Noel Quiñones encapsulates the thoughts and feelings of so many young Latinxers in our community, ever questioning whether they're Latinx enough. Our answer: HELL YES! We understand that not every first, second, and/or third+ generation Latinxer has had the opportunity to learn Spanish (or their indigenous languages for that matter) because of the ever expanding social pressure to assimilate at the expense of preserving our beautiful Latinx