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"Through the years, MadMaxican.com, Politaplay.com and Selfnificant.com became healing spaces for me. These websites/blogs/forums/virtual playgrounds blessed me with platforms to connect with folks and explore questions about life and meaning outside of today's oppressive structures and their shitty norms. In that space I discovered more about the world, myself and wrote about personal accounts and societal shifts. La neta, I had no clue what I was building. I was just creating the space I needed. Now I did expect an EVENT like this would happen...but years after I died. I felt we had time to figure things out. I thought we could evolve our systems, move past racist old ideas and finally work towards that better future. Nope." -Mx
Max (he, they) is a Queer, cis-gender, gay man born in Acapulco, Mexico and now living in ocupied Algonquin lands called, Connecticut in the United States of America. Max started his community activism after being diagnosed with HIV in 2012. After five years working at an AIDS Service Organization, he moved on to working at Open Door Shelter, in Norwalk, Connecticut. At the shelter he noticed how undocumented LGBTQ+ people were treated and felt compelled to bring change to that commnuity. The Covid pandemic struck just two weeks after being hired as the inaugural Latinx Program Officer for the New Haven Pride Center, which complicated the community work. Since that time he’s managed to provide gender affirming advocacy, popular education campaigns and community healing programming for undocumented LGBTQ+ people in Connectucut and beyond. In 2020, Max partnered up with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement to support the managment of Connecticut Familia with other Queer and Trans Undocumented people of color in Connecticut. Max is currentlly studying to be a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for undocumented youth and people who know the pain and trauma caused by addiction.