Popular Mexican rock band Molotov's today decided to remove the anti-gay slur "maricón" from its 1997 song "Puto" during this summer's Jägermeister Music Tour. Along with removing "maricón," from the "matarile al maricón" lyric, the band will introduce the song during the tour with a message of support for LGBT people. The band will be donating some of the tour's proceeds to LGBT organizations and to help Esteban Navarro, the young victim of a recent anti-gay attack in Chile.
While LGBT characters are nothing new in U.S. Spanish-language television, this week Univision made history when it aired its first wedding between a gay couple in novela "Amores Verdaderos," or "True Love."
Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.
The murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman are not anomalies in our criminal punishment system. They are the norm. Article upon article has been written since the verdict reminding readers that Black bodies are not valued by our culture and Black people can be killed with no consequences to those who pull the trigger or who create the systems that lead to constant premature death for people of color.