The State of Things
11:54 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Undocumented UNC Student Body President Candidate Garners National Attention

Emilio Vicente
Credit / Emilio Vicente

Meet Emilio Vicente


Emilio Vicente says he ran for student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless at his school. But as gay, undocumented Latino student, Emilio gained national attention. He recently lost the race to fellow student Andrew Powell.

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The State Of Things
11:47 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Photographer Documents 20 Years Inside The House Ballroom Scene

Tez at the Evisu Ball in Manhattan, NY
By Gerard Gaskin

In the late 1960s, black and latino members of the LGBTQ community were searching for a space of their own outside of white drag shows. Many of them started hosting balls, or pageants where they could perform in a series of competitions and be judged by their peers. Since then the ballroom scene has become a global phenomenon. 

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