Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out
By Gibrán Güido
Thursday, October 3 from 12:45 – 2:10 p.m.
A former City College student, Gibrán Güido is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego. In 2010, he organized the Fifth Annual Queer People of Color Conference at San Diego State University and co-organized the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Third Jotería Conference. He is a recipient of the Richard P. Geyser Ethics Memorial Scholarship.
His book, Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out, is an anthology explores issues of queer youth identity, sexuality, masculinity, homophobia, sexism, and violence in Mexican and American culture.
The volume gives readers the opportunity to value deeply personal narratives from queer Chicanos/Mexicanos and makes it possible for them to understand and sympathize with the stories’ protagonists.
Güido co-edited the publication with San Diego State Chicano Studies professor Adelaida Del Castillo.