The Jesse Garcia Show

Our History

LGBT Heroes and Sheroes

You have your first book assignment! Pick up a copy of Queer Brown Voices, edited by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez and Salvador Vidal Ortiz. Learn about those who paved the way. This podcast will attempt to get every LGBT Latino trailblazer featured in this book on the podcast.

Latino GLBT History Project

We will invite leaders of the Latino GLBT History Project to discuss amazing pieces in their collection. We will revisit the movement from 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

National Latino Museum

It's happening. And we talked to the Latina in charge of it!

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Latinx Studies


Episode 54: Meet the George Washington University Professor keeping our Latinx culture alive in academia—inside and outside of the classroom—ensuring that underrepresented segments within our culture are studied, celebrated and passed on to new generations. Listen now.

Musica Latina


Episode 39: Media Trailblazer Candy Cintron, program director of the biggest Spanish Radio Station in Washington DC — El Zol 107.9 FM — talks about the radio industry, her work on behalf of the LGBTQ and Latinx Community, and major artists she has worked with in her decade-long career. Listen now.

National Latino Museum


Episode 25: Meet the Latina in charge of making the National Museum of the American Latino a reality: Francella Chinchilla. Learn about the process and progress to bring Latino History to the National Mall alongside other Smithsonian Institute Museums. Listen now.

Social Media


Episode 18: Gay Latino Jack Harrison Quintana leads the social justice arm of Grindr, the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people. We talk about how the app connects communities differently throughout the world and how he uses Grindr’s technology to promote sexual health and social justice. Listen now.

Queer Brown Voices


Episode 15: Queer Brown Voices - Jose Gutierrez. DC Gay Legend and Latino GLBT History Founder Jose Gutierrez talks about his work as a public health worker during the AIDS epidemic, his advocacy for the LGBT Latinx community, and being an LGBT Historian in his silver years. Listen now.

La Tamalada


Episode 1: La Tamalada - Alberto Flores, El Tamalero. Learn about the history of tamales, family traditions, and how Gay Latinos in D.C. came up with a Tamalada to save the day. Listen now.