• October 25, 2021

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Estefania Mitre, Stef for short, Mexican-American, born and raised in Juárez, first-generation college student. Pineapple on pizza supporter. Inmigrante afortunada. Tahitian dancer. Love to tell stories through my profession and dance.

The Heart of the Borderland Rainbow Center

The heart of the BRC, I believe, can be found in the programs and services we offer to our community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, although our physical doors are closed, our heart is still open and continues to serve the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. I was hired as the Program Director in late May […]Read More

LGBTQ+ Community honors City of El Paso Epidemiologist

The City of El Paso Public Health Epidemiologist, Vanessa Casner, has earned a spot on the LGBTQ+ Border Heroes Playing Cards for her LGBTQ+ advocacy and HIV awareness activism. “I’m honored to be recognized for the work we do at the Department of Public Health (DPH) for our LGBTQ+ community in our efforts to ensure a […]Read More

Free Deaf Cultural Training for Mental Health Professionals

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, the Borderland Rainbow Center in El Paso, Texas along with the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso is offering a Deaf Sensitivity and Cultural Competency Training. Officials share that a deaf person often experiences isolation from their hearing family members. Isolation can contribute to depression, low-self esteem, […]Read More

El Paso trans kids, families reflect on Texas anti-trans legislation

Emiliana “Emily” Edwards wants El Pasoans to know that she’s a normal kid. The 14-year-old middle schooler loves singing, watching anime, and playing games on her computer. But unlike her cisgender classmates, Emily’s identity as a transgender child is currently at the center of a heated ideological debate in the Texas Legislature. “Having access to […]Read More

LGBTQ+ Border Heroes Project Organizers issue call for local artists

This week, the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso (DRIEP) and the Borderland Rainbow Center (BRC) announced their call for local artists for the LGBTQ+ Border Heroes Project. The LGBTQ+ Border Heroes Project, announced earlier this year, will celebrate our colorful history past and present through educational playing cards that will feature these artists’ work. […]Read More

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