Aquí Estamos Conference
#aquiestamos15 was the first queer people of color conference in the Rio Grande Valley. It was held on August 6 and 7 at the STC Cooper Center in McAllen, Texas. Workshops on immigration, trans rights, reproductive justice, and other topics on the complex identities of queer people on the border were held. Click here to learn about our conference for 2016.
RGV Pride Week
Pride Week 2015 was a series of daily events held during the summer to bring awareness of LGBTQ issues in the RGV as well as provide a space space to form community.
Immigration is an important issue for the Rio Grande Valley, and LGBTQ people are no exception. From detention centers, to being queer and undocumented, Aquí Estamos believes there is no LGBTQ justice without immigration justice.
Check out some of the zines and writings we’ve shared with the community.