3 results for tag: LGBTQ


Transxenophobia, Gender Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice

An Interview with Bamby Salcedo By Karla Padrón PART 2 Transgender justice, like reproductive justice acknowledges the importance of gender self-determination. I spoke to the Transvisible co-researcher Bamby Salcedo about the challenges faced by TransLatina immigrants in the U.S.  Salcedo is a tireless advocate, activist, and proud TransLatina.  Most recently awarded the Susan J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement at the Creating Change Conference in 2014, Bamby Salcedo's activism with and for transgender, queer, and immigrant communities has earned her a special place in the heart of those who care deeply about social justice. Bamby ...

Let’s Talk About Transxenophobia, Gender Autonomy, & Reproductive Justice in the Latin@ Community

An Interview with Bamby Salcedo By Karla Padrón PART 1 of 2 When I was a 12-year old child, I came to the U.S. to live with my mom. Growing up in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, I knew a lot about the U.S., growing in a border town allows for ample (albeit unbalanced) cultural exchanges. Still, moving to the U.S. at that age I remember being overwhelmed by fear and culture shock. Not long after I arrived and had registered in school I was asked to visit a local community clinic to receive tuberculosis medication. It was at that clinic's waiting room where I first encountered several transgender Latina immigrants. At 12, I didn't know what ...

Loving Youth Unconditionally

By Ena Suseth Valladares- CLRJ Director of Research  Where is the love for our youth? Today whether we partake in the love festivities or not, let us all reflect upon what it would mean to show true love for all our youth – particularly when it comes to supporting and respecting their sexuality. Youth sexuality is not a crisis or a problem – the problem lies with adults who are uncomfortable with the idea that young people engage in partnered sexual activities and as a result of this, create systems that hinder youth’s healthy sexual development.  Whatever our perspectives may be on what young people should or should not be doing ...