The Legacy of Rickie Vasquez, ‘My So-Called Life’s Groundbreaking Gay Latino Character

Long before Will & Grace normalized the LGBTQ community for TV audiences, Winnie Holzman’s one-season drama, My So-Called Life gave us Rickie Vasquez, a perfectly coiffed gay teenage boy who had a love for bold patterns and dark eyeliner. More than 20 years later, Wilson Cruz’s portrayal of Rickie remains relevant, highlighting how ahead of its time the character was for a ‘90s audience. Continue reading The Legacy of Rickie Vasquez, ‘My So-Called Life’s Groundbreaking Gay Latino Character

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Marysol Castro, Mets’ first female PA announcer and MLB’s first Latina, hits it out of the park

Marysol Castro remembers a hot and humid summer day between third and fourth grades. She was playing stickball with her brothers and neighbors in her native Bronx, New York, and she remembers some boys looking at her with disdain when she hit her first home run. Continue reading Marysol Castro, Mets’ first female PA announcer and MLB’s first Latina, hits it out of the park

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