Queer Mercado

Feliz Aniversário Queer Mercado

July 11, 2022 Queer Mercado Season 1 Episode 7
Queer Mercado
Feliz Aniversário Queer Mercado
Show Notes

¡Vámonos! Because in this podcast, you will be listening to LGBTQ+ vendors, artists, & creators that make up the Queer Mercado Community. You will get to hear their stories, motivations, and the many ways they contribute to their local communities. They are the magic of the Queer Mercado (QM).

Get ready to listen to the love, passion, and dedication behind the QM with your host Gaudencio Márquez.

Happy 1st Birthday to the Queer Mercado Vendor Community. After 11 events and 12 months, cofounders Ryan Montez and Gaudencio Márquez recap the visibility and presence that the Queer Mercado has cultivated in East Los Angeles. In this episode, you will hear the audio recording taken directly from the Queer Mercado at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy on April 16, 2022.

See how it all started in this video from July 19, 2021:

Ryan Montez on

Queer Mercado at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy on April 16, 2022
Jose Richard Aviles |
Danellia Arechiga aka |
Alex Molina 
Mario J. Novoa |

Thank you for listening!

This podcast has been made possible by the incredible leadership of our producer Xavier Mejia, our sponsors, Kaiser Permanente, REACH LA & a list of community backers, which you will see in the show notes.   

Queer Mercado Theme Song:
El Mercado by Hector Jose Ortiz and Rachael Rodriguez

Read about the Queer Mercado here
Email: thequeermercado@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram @thequeermercado

To tip The Queer Mercado
To tip mejia.tv

Podcast Backers:
Jessica Ancona
Amy Yeager
Rachel Barbosa
Ximena Martin
Aaron Saenz
Melissa DeSimone
Michelle Rodriquez
Victoria Martinez
Chris Garcia and Mick Ramos-Garcia
Law Office of Mario Trujillo
Marisa Mejia
Annie Martinez
Arturo Aviña
Mario Montez
Monique Manning
Jackie Varela
Robbin Huntingdale
Mario Ceballos


For those who haven’t experienced the QM, we are a permanent market in EAST LA that happens every 3rd Saturday (10 - 4 pm) at the Hilda Solis Learning Academy. We are a vendor community composed of LGBTQ + artists, creators & business owners where we not only celebrate our cultura & our queerness, but we are also here to uplift and create econom