¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA!
Voting is a powerful act, and should bring joy to voters! ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! is a one-of-a-kind queer celebration of voting. Centered around Orlando’s October Pride events, ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! uses drag performers, lip sync battles, social media, and swag to empower young QTPOC, counter barriers to voting that they face, and make voting by mail fun.
Led by: Gabriella Rodriguez, She/Her/Ella, Executive Director of QLatinx & Carlos X. Díaz, He/Him/El, Resident Artist & HIV Program lead
Carlos X. Díaz – a Puertorrican contemporary queer Latinx fine artist, graphic designer, social media coordinator, community organizer and HIV/STI prevention specialist for a local grassroots Organization, QLatinx. Carlos Díaz has been committed to creating art that is not only based on aesthetic value but is also designed to empower and uplift the voices of our most disadvantaged communities.
Gabriella Rodriguez is a Chicago born, Queer Latinx advocate whose work aims at eliminating the stigma and discrimination faced by the HIV and LGBT populations by raising awareness through education and investment and empowerment in the belief of one’s self. As the Executive Director of QLatinx, Gabriella assists the community in navigating a multitude of complex needs aimed at sustaining resiliency, with a focus on uplifting the voices of nuestrx communities.
Unstoppable Voters Projects Fight Anti-Voter Efforts with Creativity, Joy, Humor, and Hope
We believe that every voter’s voice must be heard. The U.S. freedom to vote is under extraordinary attack–at the state level, the federal level, and due to widespread apathy, division, and distrust–but we have hope. We believe we can become a country where people feel invested in and excited about civic life. We believe legislation can be passed at the federal and state levels to support that civic life and protect the freedom to vote. And we know that we need to use the powers of art and culture to make this promise of democracy real for us all.