From the Owner

Owner Melanie Davis talks about the history and future of Brilliant Media LLC as Proud Queer makes its transition to web.

Open Letter to Donald Trump

6-7-2016

Mr. Trump,

My name in Melanie Davis. I am the Owner of Brilliant Media llc., the parent company that publishes El Hispanic News (the Nations #1 bilingual publication for 7 consecutive years according to, to the National Association of Hispanic Publications) …

It’s Time!

Typically this time, of the year I dedicate page 3 to the many accomplishments of our Brilliant Media Team. However, before doing so, I feel it is paramount to discuss a few topics flooding the intersection of every letter, and …

Welcome to the starting line!

“There are so many words to open with, in the final edition of PQ for the year”, I tell myself as I take a deep breath to string the following together.

2015, it flew by! Where did it even begin, and …

Dear You of Today:

We are at an amazing point in time—we are at a new intersection. It is at this intersection where we can collide or change. I have been doing some serious reflecting. Moments throughout the day, at events, on motorcycle rides …

So We Have Marriage…

At least 60 to 70 percent of undocumented women migrants who cross the border alone experience sexual abuse.

This is an amazing hallmark in our queer history and so many have sacrificed for the right to be equal in the eyes …

Welcome to the Brilliant List!

We weren’t quite sure what to expect when Melanie Davis asked John and I if we would consider chairing a committee to select the first Brilliant List. Once we agreed, Melanie gave a brief idea of what she wanted, stepped …

2015’s Brilliant List

PQ Monthly and El Hispanic News have invited their readers to acknowledge ten people, groups or organizations that have an impact in the LGBTQ community. Nominees were judged on skills, promotion of diversity and social justice, inspiration, mentoring and their …