Xorje Olivares

Xorje Olivares is a radio personality, producer and writer based in New York City. His new interview-based webseries, 'Hey Xorje,' premieres March 2017.

LGBTQ

Can a Gay Veteran Latina Sheriff Get Texas to Vote?

Lupe Valdez's campaign is historic on a few levels, and could have a huge impact come fall in bringing out Democratic voters for the state's midterm elections.
Xorje Olivares
1.18.18
LGBTQ

How Two Reverends are Queering the Modern-Day Church

A new nonprofit is helping queer people find their place in church services, and church services become more queer-friendly.
Xorje Olivares
11.17.17
LGBTQ

A New Website Aims to Tell You Which Churches Are Queer-Inclusive

Church Clarity is a crowdsourced database of churches nationwide, ranking them based on their acceptance of LGBTQ parishioners.
Xorje Olivares
10.27.17
LGBTQ

Going to My Border Town's First Ever Pride Parade

Growing up queer in a Mexican American community rooted in faith wasn't easy. But seeing that community celebrate my identity this weekend was a monumental experience.
Xorje Olivares
10.19.17
LGBTQ

Why Pope Francis Needs to Embrace the Entire LGBTQ Community

Francis' reign has been marked by contradictions in approach toward queer clergy. And while he's been progressive, comments made yesterday against his trans flock are a blow to all queer Christians.
Xorje Olivares
10.7.17
LGBTQ

Queer Millennials Should Never Forget Edith Windsor's Name

The icon who fought for our right to marry passed away yesterday. She was unforgettable—and hopefully she'll remain that way, too.
Xorje Olivares
9.13.17
LGBTQ

To March Alongside Homeless Youth Is to Feel the True Power of Pride

A huge number of homeless youth in America identify as LGBTQ. At this weekend's New York City Pride, they had the opportunity to feel seen.
Xorje Olivares
6.26.17
LGBTQ

One Priest's Plan to Queer the Catholic Church

It involves a lot of patience, open hearts, and faith—things neither church officials nor the LGBTQ Catholic community seem to have much of these days.
Xorje Olivares
6.19.17
LGBTQ

The Pulse Tragedy and the Ongoing Erasure of Queer Latin Culture​

One year after the Orlando shooting, in which 49 people were gunned down at Latin Night at a queer nightclub, my culture still doesn't see the recognition it deserves.
Xorje Olivares
6.12.17
LGBTQ

As a Queer Catholic, 'Religious Freedom' Measures Are Baffling

Queer Americans dodged a bullet from Trump's executive order last week. But it's only the beginning—and it's all insanity.
Xorje Olivares
5.9.17
LGBTQ

How to Be Gay in the Catholic Church

"Jesus said to love my neighbor, and I can’t help that Grindr says the nearest one is 264 feet away."
Xorje Olivares
12.21.16