Updated: May 26
In the wake of the devastating attack in Orlando, the persistence of homophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, transphobia, structural racism. It seems incomprehensible. It seems devastatingly impossible to think. To think through and propose alternatives to this hate.
I don’t know. But I tried to think through in this piece, in Spanish, published in Revista Anfibia today. But I also want to note a couple articles in which I was quoted:
The New York Times detailed some of the feelings at stake.
The AP on the complexity of the current debate.
The Tampa Bay Times on not losing sight of context.
Vincent Cervantes for Religion Dispatches, on the theological dimensions.
And Richard Kim for The Nation, on why we can’t stop the music.
John P. Sundholm on why praying is not and has never been enough.
Alexander Chee for The Nation, an excellent reflection on the Courage of Being Queer.
Yezmin Villarreal on why Existing is Resisting.
Alan Paez Lopez on why we are not all Orlando. (which I wholeheartedly agree with).
Charlie Vázquez on Puerto Rican resilience and memory.
Tony Varona for HuffPo, on not erasing the Latino histories and bodies.
NPR on the Latino voices.
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz for Feminist Reflections, on rethinking Orlando as América.
Ramón Rivera-Servera for The Atlantic, on the space of the queer Latino dance club.
Juana María Rodríguez for NBC, on embracing queer latinidad.
J. Jack Halberstam for Bully Bloggers, on who are ‘we’ after Orlando.
Eng-Beng Lim for Bully Bloggers, on the #OrlandoSyllabus.
José Quiroga for Bully Bloggers, on the nostalgia, complexity, and colonialism of Orlando.
Christopher Soto on Literary Hub, a poem on self and the unanswerable.
IN SPANISH/EN CASTELLANO
A fierce ally and colleague, Juliana Martínez on why the shooter is not a monster.
Hugo Córdova Quero for Pulse, on intersections and violence.
Liliana Viola for Página/12, on hate and reactions.
Santiago Castellanos for El Comercio, an interview on difference.
Larry La Fountain-Stokes for 80 grados, on the weight of violence.
Photo: Al Jazeera