Stories by Celina R. De Leon

Celina R. De Leon is a contributing writer for WireTap magazine, and Interviews editor at She lives in Brooklyn, NY. subscribe to Celina R. De Leon's feed

Posted on: Jan 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

According to the Pentagon, there were 2,374 reported cases of sexual assault against women in uniform over the past year. But as the saga of military police officer Suzanne Swift shows, numbers alone don't tell the whole story.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Christian right has done its best to keep America obsessed with clean, friendly family values. But what constitutes 'decency' -- and where does the Foley scandal fit in?

Posted on: Sep 13, 2006, Source:

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, co-author of "The Motherhood Manifesto," explains why even childless people should join the mothers' movement.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2006, Source: WireTap

Mass national protests didn't sway the Bush administration, so young organizers have focused on local counter-recruitment campaigns.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2006, Source: WireTap

No fires at these summer camps for girls, but plenty of guitars, drums, keyboards and a whole lot of ambition.

Posted on: May 24, 2006, Source: WireTap

Interview: 'Brokeback' women counselor talks about her work and her personal 'coming out' while being married to a man and raising two kids.

Posted on: May 23, 2006, Source: WireTap

A look at the 'Brokeback' women who are torn between their marriages and new sexual identities.

Posted on: May 11, 2006, Source: WireTap

A new documentary shows how a passionate group of believers in fairness and equal rights can change even the most conservative of hearts.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2006, Source: WireTap

As military recruiters aggressively move into Latino communities, they are met with surprising amount of organized resistance.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006, Source: WireTap

Rather than party, hundreds of students are heading to the Gulf Region in March to help communities recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2006, Source: WireTap

A new documentary, "The Boys of Baraka," follows four young teenagers, who leave their failing schools in Baltimore to find quality education and security in Kenya.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2005, Source: WireTap

In his new book, Hadji Williams details his experiences as a Black man surviving in corporate America. Amidst real-life examples of corruption and discrimination, he also shares a blue print for changing it all from the inside out.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2005, Source: WireTap

Hurricane Katrina survivor talks about her evacuation from Louisiana and her new home and college in Texas.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The last in a series of profiles of Iraq combat veterans who have recently returned home.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The third in a series of profiles of Iraq combat veterans who have recently come home.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iraq combat veteran talks about his motivations for joining the army, the horrors of war and the anguish of returning home.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2005, Source: WireTap

The Bush Administration's anti-same-sex marriage campaign makes it harder and more dangerous for LGBT youth to be honest with their families and communities.

Posted on: May 10, 2005, Source: WireTap

Youth health educators and activists go beyond the juicy headlines of closeted lives in black communities and look at the many factors behind the rising HIV epidemic among women of color.