Author Archives: María Salazar

A Look Back at the Esperanza Center’s 30-Year History

A Look Back at the Esperanza Center’s 30-Year History

As a Chicana lesbiana dyke, my full sense of self was shaped by institutions that embraced all of me as big, brown, queer and gender-nonconforming. My self-awareness was nurtured by powerful organizations like LLEGÓ in Houston and Allgo in Austin. In San Francisco, there was AGUILAS, and Ellas en Acción, two active Latino queer organizations.

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