Vives Q launched its fall First Tuesdays series Oct. 7, 2014 at Blanco y Negro Restaurant, 4043 W 26th Street, Chicago.
The featured interview was lesbian leader Norma Seledon, on the fourth anniversary of the death of her longtime partner Alicia Amador. Norma's two daughters, Queli and Eva Tellez participated in the discussion, which was led by Emmanuel Garcia.
American Idol alumnus JDA was also interviewed, and then performed for the crowd. Other poets and performers also entertained the audience: Jade, Eric Amaya, LaShay Curtis, Milla Teese and Espuer Roronoa.
MC for the event was high school junior Cesar Hernandez.
Vives Q is a necessary safe-space for LGBTQ youth and young adults to express themselves and celebrate their identities through art, music, spoken word, dance and inter-generational dialogue. A youth-led meeting point in Little Village to share resources, hear/tell queer stories, and experience the multi facets of Queerism in a social setting.
The next two events will be at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th Street, Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 2.
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The online version of this story has videos from the event.
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