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Alex Velazquez

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States

I am a writer in Los Angeles, California.

Bylines at Shondaland.com, AfterEllen.com, IntoMore.com, and TheRadicalNotion.com, where I am a contributing Editor.

As an undocumented DREAMer and an LGBT+ individual, my fiction and culture pieces are heavily influenced by my experience as member of different communities considered to be minorities in the U.S. In addition, I like to explore LGBT+ presence in the media in order to bring attention to forms of entertainment featuring accurate representation, more specifically of queer women of color.

Portfolio
Shondaland
05/28/2019
The Continued Fight for Intersex Visibility

For the LGBTQIA community, "chosen families" are essential in a world where acceptance comes at a premium. We must often turn to like-minded queer and queer-ally individuals to find support in a world that still too-often works against us.

Medium
06/08/2019
The Crime Genre is Being Led by Women - Blop Culture - Medium

The crime genre is in the midst of a reboot, and it's female as hell. From Widows and Ocean's 8 on the big screen, to Big Little Lies being one of the most anticipated shows to return on television, women in crime are having a moment, but it's shows like Killing Eve and Good Girls that are taking the genre and turning it into something completely new.

Intomore
Sabrina Jalees Is Working With Diablo Cody On New QWOC-Focused Fox Series

Out stand up comedian, TV writer, and actor Sabrina Jalees is working with Diablo Cody to bring a new show to Fox. Jalees, who has previously appeared on , will co-executive produce with Cody (of Transparent and Netflix's Comedy Lineup Juno, Tully, and Young Adult fame) on the multi-camera family comedy centered around a retired couple and their lesbian daughter.

Intomore
What We Know About 'Killing Eve' Season 2 So Far

Sandra Oh made history twice at the Golden Globes last Sunday. She became the first Asian-American to host the ceremony, as well as the first Asian-American to win Golden Globes in multiple categories (her first was for her supporting role in Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Cristina Yang, and the second was this year, for her titular role in the BBC America's Killing Eve ).

Intomore
Amelio Robles Ávila, Trans Legend of the Mexican Revolution

In 1970, the Mexican Secretary of National Defense officially recognized and listed Amelio Robles specifically as a veterano (male veteran) and not veterana (female veteran) of the Mexican Revolution, hence making Amelio the first trans soldier in Mexican military history.

Intomore
03/22/2018
Mexico’s Forgotten Drag Ball: Ignacio de la Torre y Mier And The Dance of the Forty-One

On the night of November 18, 1901, in Mexico City, a disgruntled citizen called for the authorities to break up a party being held nearby. This party was a ball. Not the first, nor the last of its kind in the city, in which male elites dressed to the nines and danced the night away, often times concluding the evening with a raffle in which the coveted prize was a male escort.

Shondaland
04/10/2019
How 'Schitt's Creek' Is Helping Usher in the Era of the Gay Rom-Com

As I've been both anticipating and contemplating the forthcoming finale of the fifth season of Schitt's Creek - airing tonight on Pop TV - I've often found myself lavishing in the gift that is perhaps the best relationship on TV right now: David Rose and Patrick Brewer.

Intomore
08/09/2018
'The Bold Type' Could Be Gayer…If It Wanted to Be

A second season of The Bold Type began back in June, and I tuned in, hoping that the delectable sapphic energy radiating from Melora Hardin would manifest itself in a Jane Sloan/Jacqueline Carlyle hook-up at some point. Alas, Season Two has ended and that was not the case.

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