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Monica Palacios  // Posts tagged as "Monica Palacios"

09 Jun Posted by in • Monica Palacios | Comments Off on Gender Fluid on the Rocks

Gender Fluid on the Rocks

Gender Fluid on the Rocks

Recently I informed a friend that I was looking girly and she replied: “What does that mean? You have flowers in your jockstrap?” How dare her! I wear boxers. It’s true–I’m masculine and feminine. I poke and I like to get poked. When I was a young lass of five with my short pixie haircut, […]

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Every Day is a Sunny Day

Every Day is a Sunny Day

As I stand and announce, “I have to go,” photographer Sunny Bak, my neighbor and adorable friend, replies in a nice dominatrix voice, “Nobody leaves. We have to watch one more episode.” She’s right. We are shamelessly addicted to the gripping TV show Homeland. We think Claire Danes is a nutcase–and that’s why we’re obsessed […]

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28 Nov Posted by in • Monica Palacios | Comments Off on I Miss My Chance

I Miss My Chance

I Miss My Chance

I miss my dog Chance—big time. She was my love. She came to me through my sister Marty whose dog had puppies. My partner at the time, and I, wanted a girl so we had no choice but to take the runt of the litter. My sister thought Chance was born dead, so she tenderly […]

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05 Nov Posted by in • Monica Palacios | Comments Off on Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Experienced Dia de los Muertos in Boyle Heights the other night. I will confess right here and now, this was my first time. Don’t judge. Me and my homegirl Sunny Bak, walked the long ass stretch of First Street from State near where we parked, to Anderson, where the oldest Los Angeles celebration of Day […]

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Quinceañera x 2

Quinceañera x 2

When I turned 50 in 2009, it really was no big deal. All my parts still worked and I wasn’t in need of stool softeners.  Ok—maybe half a tab.  But I looked cool when I danced…that’s if you closed one eye and squinted. So it’s now 2012 and I must say, this is a big […]

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Active Bottoms

Active Bottoms

I’m not going to lie to you—I just bought a pair of workout shorts that promoted “tummy control”. Cuz if I can wear shorts that have a “power mesh insert” that will help me discover the figure I never knew I had—I’m buying them. I’m buying seven. And besides, if you can shove your power […]

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LA Is My Babe

LA Is My Babe

2012 marks my 25th anniversary of landing in Los Angeles. Yup, I came here with a dream, a prayer and the runs. I was a mess. I had failed my experiment of attempting to live in New York City. In 1986 I left my beloved cable car town of San Francisco for the chance to […]

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07 Apr Posted by in • Marga Gomez | 1 comment

Gay Comedy Beginnings in SF

Gay Comedy Beginnings in SF

Founded in 1982, The Valencia Rose Cabaret was an ambitious project that housed the world’s first gay comedy club, a queer activist meeting center, a vegetarian eatery and more into a two-story Spanish style building with 3D camel sculptures jutting out of its walls. It’s where I became who I am now.  I had been […]

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Women’s Day Every Day!

Women’s Day Every Day!

Today is March 8th, International Women’s Day. Can’t you smell the estrogen in the air? I swear to god, I’m going to start my period any second. International women, I say we stand side by side creating a woman chain across the globe wearing nothing but our sports bras, pajama bottoms and sensible shoes. Let […]

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Angie’s Bad Ass Leg

Angie’s Bad Ass Leg

When Angelina Jolie walked out on stage at the 84th Academy Awards show and sexily whipped out her right leg from the thigh high slit on her Versace dress, the internet exploded with taunts about her exaggerated leg pose and a Twitter account popped up called: AngiesRightLeg. As for me, I wanted to slap BBQ […]

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