9:37 pm - Sat, Aug 23, 2014
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sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

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6:23 pm - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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cuscatlanaziz:

moya-zaichik's Mexico OC, Xochitl! couldn't resist drawing her Mexico as I adore her design and it feels good to draw other folks' OCs :')

hope you like, moya-zaichik!!

5:05 pm
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sicosa:

~La Pareja~
I just wanted to see some queer latinx art sooo. This was fun to do because of the lighting and it was not fun to do because of the lighting.Denim is tough. Branches are tough, leaves are tough. Flesh is fun and flexible. I wanted expressive strokes! I think I delivered kinda. As with every piece I learned a thing or two.
Hope someone out there enjoys!

sicosa:

~La Pareja~

I just wanted to see some queer latinx art sooo. This was fun to do because of the lighting and it was not fun to do because of the lighting.Denim is tough. Branches are tough, leaves are tough. Flesh is fun and flexible. I wanted expressive strokes! I think I delivered kinda. As with every piece I learned a thing or two.

Hope someone out there enjoys!

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10:29 pm - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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pbs-food:

Elote is Mexican corn on the cob typically served by street vendors with mayonnaise, Cotija cheese, and Ancho chile powder.

Elote Recipe (Mexican Corn on the Cob) | PBS Food

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9:02 pm - Thu, Aug 7, 2014
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And then I saw that Melissa Fumero had been cast as Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I felt my guts roll up into my throat and try to escape out of my mouth. Omgomgomgomg that’s it then. There’s no way in hell a major network is gonna cast two Latina actresses in such a tight ensemble show I AM SCREWED.

And then next day my agents called and told me I’d booked it.

I couldn’t believe it. I had been saying to my boyfriend the night before how there was JUST NO WAY. Normally, The Latina is a singular element of the ensemble she is working in. She’s there to provide contrast, or sexuality, or humor. Or she’s there to clean the floors and/or steal your man. There are some serious stereotypes very much alive in film and TV today, and The Latina is one of them.

Here’s the thing though. The world is changing. Slowly but surely, television is changing. The character stereotypes are changing, or being turned inside out by some fantastic writers and actors (I’m looking at you, Orange is the New Black, Scandal, and The Mindy Project). People of color are on TV playing roles that are fleshed out, complex, human. And yes, some of those characters are maids. Some are sexy heartbreakers there to steal your man. Some own BBQ joints, while some are Chiefs of Staff. Some are prisoners, and some are cops. All are real people with hopes, dreams, ambitions, fears, and all the other vast human emotions and desires…

…This is important. Because young women are watching TV, and they are getting messages about who they are in the world, who the world will allow them to be. And in big important steps, television is showing a reflection back to those young women that YOU CAN BE WHATEVER THE HELL YOU DAMN WELL PLEASE, and that two Latinas on one show is NORMAL. I think that’s a win for everybody.

7:22 pm
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animationtidbits:

The Book of Life - Trailer #2

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4:17 am - Sun, Aug 3, 2014
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New superhero comic, Spark!

bettersupes:

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Hey, everyone! This is the creator of Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You, here with a post I thought you all might like. Writer Ted Anderson and I have made a pitch for a superhero comic!

The comic is about nine-year-old Lucia Marquez-Miller, who loves engineering, and uses her telekinetic powers to build and take things apart with her mind. She calls this power her spark!

As Spark, the world’s youngest superhero, she’s a junior member of a superhero team while also trying to live a normal life. Can Lucia juggle her friends and family while also saving the world from supervillains?

We’re posting a 15-page standalone comic here on tumblr to give readers an idea of what the book would be like.

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7:53 pm - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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Q: AAAAAAAAH I'M BRASILIAN-AMERICAN, TOO QU! I've only ever met one other person outside my family who is Brasilian-American, both outside and inside tumblr. One person. THIS IS SO EXCITES I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BLOG
marquesadesantos

Ahh, I’m so glad you like our blog!! Us Brazilian-Americans seem like a rare bunch, huh? But fear not, there’s still plenty of us out there ;) According to the US Census Bureau, there are approximately 373,000 US Citizens of Brazilian ancestry, of whom the majority (44%) are located in the northeast. There are sizable populations of Brazilian immigrants and their descendants in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, as well as certain cities such as Washington D.C., Miami, and Los Angeles. In New York City, there is even a “Little Brazil” on 46th street!

So as you see, there are a lot of Brazilian-Americans out there. I used to live in D.C. and there were quite a few Brazilians in my area, and here in Los Angeles I know of a few small neighbourhoods where they live- none very close to me, unfortunately. But yes, we exist! :D

I hope you will continue to follow our blog and find our information useful, and please feel free to submit your own information, stories and ideas whenever you feel like it!

-QU

11:09 pm - Sun, Jul 27, 2014
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"I am a big lover of Mexican folk art and the reason I love it is because it’s very accessible art. I consider it art by the people for the people, but it’s also is a mirror of who we are. […] I eventually came up with the idea of having some of the characters made out of wood because growing up I loved wooden toys, with all their flaws and imperfections. The film takes place post Mexican revolution, it was a hard time. The bad guys in the movie are made out of metal. The idea is that when they went to the army they put metal on themselves but never took it off, and they don’t have any guns because they’re the weapons themselves. In this world, when you’re born, the wood you’re made out of is really smooth and as you grow older the wood starts aging. Wood is life, and there’s also a tree of life that symbolizes it. The movie is dripping with symbolism and magic realism.” - Jorge Gutierrez

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4:12 am - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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pugletto:

Omg, so I’m actually not this bad at making screencap redraws or whatever.

Latin@ Lady & the Tramp this time.

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