¡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.
This episode was recorded on June 9, 2022.
In this episode, you will meet designer Jose Huizar (aka Bad Burro). He is known for his sexy men's swimwear and accessories line. Jose started designing clothes for his sister's Barbies at the age of 6 because it was the only thing that would keep him out of trouble. Today, Jose's goal is to make everyone feel sexy and confident in their own skin and to bring that Bad Burro out of you. He wants everyone to feel part of the brand and says that fashion doesn't have a gender. You will also hear what it means to Jose to be asked to design for ARENA: A House MUSIC-al.
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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 economic opportunities for each other. </