Charles Rice-González is a writer, long-time Bronx LGBT activist, co-founder of BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and a Distinguished Lecturer at Hostos Community College - CUNY. His debut novel, Chulito (Magnus 2011), has received awards and recognitions from American Library Association (ALA) and the National Book Critics Circle. He’s the chair of the board for The Bronx Council on the Arts and The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.                                                               (Photo by Jose Ramon)