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Queer Latina connects with Prince and lives a life of sex positive activism

Sunday, August 24, 2014
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Elicia Gonzales

Elicia Gonzales

In her youth Elicia Gonzalez from Broomfield, Colo., experienced a shocking exposure to Prince that would become “very much so representative of what would happen with my sexuality later in life.”

As she became older and started to notice her sexual attraction to women, Elicia became confused:

I pretty much denied my sexuality until later college years, and then it just was this nagging sensation, if you will, that didn’t go away, this attraction to women, this idea about exploring my sexuality more deeply. And so I moved to New York in 2001, and I pretty much dove head-first into my sexuality.

After falling in love with the culture and the many beautiful women in New York City, Elicia realized that there was a whole other world outside Colorado for her to explore.

Looking back, Elicia realizes that she has now become the figure that she needed when she was younger and in denial about her sexual identity. She hopes that LGBTQ youth will see her story and realize that there is excitement and self-love to be gained from self-acceptance:

This is Elicia’s true LGBTQ story:

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