How Patricia Velasquez Was Inspired To Come Out as The World's First Latina Lesbian Supermodel

Patricia Velasquez was anxious in the final days before Y2K. The world was about to end. The impending date would crash essential computer systems throughout the world, bringing about a global apocalypse – or at least that’s what thousands of people believed. Yet, Velasquez was carrying a heavier weight on her shoulders – how to live an open and authentic life.

It consumed her while in Paris, getting glammed up for what would become known as one of Jean Paul Gaultier’s most wild and memorable fashion shows, but in the seconds before she stepped out onto the runway, she had a moment of realization. Read More