As the Trending News Editor at Remezcla, I’m on a constant mission to highlight the kind of content I wish I had growing up. And as a queer Latina, that means highlighting LGBTQ+ talent from within our communities all year around, whether it’s in film, TV, sports, food, or fashion — because we as a community aren’t something that just happened in 2023. We’ve been here from the very start and occupy every space imaginable.
When thinking about Pride Month 2023 and how I wanted Remezcla to tackle it, I considered my personal mission. But I also thought of the world we live in today — a world that seems to be trying to paint us as deviants who don’t deserve rights and should be excluded from specific spaces. That’s where the idea of ‘joy‘ came from. Because if they go low, you better believe I will go high and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with everything I have.
That’s why this Pride, Remezcla will honor the LGBTQ+ community by celebrating our joys with Remezcla Pride: The Joy Edition.
Within the package, we will explore this vibrant community through interviews, lists, editorials, and more. We’ll have interviews with some of your favorites, like Harvey Guillén from What We Do in the Shadows and Christian Chávez from RBD. But we’ll also talk about how Brazilian cartoonist Laerte Coutinho brought a family together, delightful Latine LGBTQ+ films you might’ve missed, and more.
On the off chance you still have questions about Remezcla Pride: The Joy Edition, I’ve provided some additional context below.
What makes this Pride package different from all the other ones out there?
Remezcla Pride: The Joy Edition is about Latine LGBTQ+ people written by Latine LGBTQ+ writers.
Is this just for Pride?
The Joy Edition is specifically for Pride 2023. But that doesn’t mean that coverage of LGBTQ+ issues will stop once the month ends. The LGBTQ+ community thrives 365 days a year and should be honored as such.
Can I send in recommendations for coverage?
Absolutely! As we roll out posts for this package, we’re looking for more opportunities to cover Latine LGBTQ+ talent, creatives, and announcements. Please contact the editor Lyra Hale here.