What I Learned about Queerness and Latinidad While Working at Telemundo
We were two stereotypes—the sassy gay best friend, and the hyper-sexualized reporter—working at a place that highlighted our biggest insecurities.
This is Werk., a monthly column from Edgar Gomez on what he’s learned about queerness and identity while navigating the US workforce.
The day I found out I’d been chosen as the newest production intern at the local Telemundo news station in Orlando, no one was more excited—or confused—than my mom.
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Edgar Gomez is a Florida-born writer with roots in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. A graduate of University of California, Riverside’s MFA program, his writing has been published in such outlets as POPSUGAR, Narratively, Longreads, Ploughshares, and The Rumpus. His memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, is forthcoming in January 2022 with Soft Skull Press. He lives in Queens, New York, where he is saving up for good lotion.
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