Episode 117: Edgar Gomez

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By Tuck Woodstock. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Tuck speaks with Edgar Gomez (he/she/they), author of the memoir High-Risk Homosexual. Topics include:
  • TFW Facebook suggests that you friend-request the Pulse shooter
  • The pros & cons of Latinidad (the concept) and Latinx (the word)
  • Writing about your family’s homophobia without making them into telenovela villains
  • The intersections of class/poverty and queerness
  • Plus: Sporty Spice, trans villain representation, and post-credits Drag Race goss.

This Week in Gender: Rebecca Kling critiques the recent Washington Post op-ed “What I wish I’d known when I was 19 and had sex reassignment surgery.”

References: Cristina Silva’s article about the word Latinx in USA Today.

Find Edgar at edgargomez.net, and find High-Risk Homosexual through Soft Skull Press or wherever books are.

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