Archive for September, 2011
  • Cocina par Gays — Cooking for Gays
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    Posted September 14th, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    From the Dallas Voice:  Written by Jesús Chairez C. The latest missive from our correspondent in Mexico, Jesus Chairez: MÉXICO CITY — I love going into small bookstores to find treasures in the Big Enchilada. It’ll be a sad day when we go all-digital. For instance, I walked into Bodet, a small orderly bookstore located in Col. Santa Mara la Ribera, a bohemian, on-the-rise neighborhood. As I browsed, a book title glanced from the corner of my eye grabbed my attention: Cocina par Ga...
  • Why is Mexico persecuting gay lawyer Jaime López Vela?
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    Posted September 14th, 2011 at 4:52 am
    FROM: Paul Canning – LGBT Asylum News - SDGLN: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News A Mexican lawyer and gay activist is facing 14 months in prison for defending a victim of homophobia. In 2009 Jaime López Vela was physically assaulted and then arrested and charged with "insult to police and obstruction on the road" by police in the State of Mexico (in South-Central Mexico) on the orders of State authorities. Jaime López Vela was the first to be married in Mexico City (by its Mayor) after ...
  • Malva: A Transvestite Eye on Argentine History
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    Posted September 12th, 2011 at 4:48 am
    Here is a cute story from our amigos in Argentina, Malva, a 90-year-old transvestite: by Louise Dewast, 26 July 2011.   THE ARGENTINA INDEPENDENT Malva (Photo: Marieta Vazquez) Recently published autobiography ‘Malva, mi recorrido’ could be a take on Argentina’s recent history through a transvestite lens, giving the word to a community segregated for many years. According to statistics from transvestites’ organisations, this community has an average life of 35 years, giving M...
  • A ‘Macho’ look at gay lit
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    Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    A 'Macho' look at gay lit Erasmo Guerra : NYDaily News.com Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 10:58 AM It's been more than 10 years since our last kiss of Latino gay lit.Writer Charles Rice-González says the last time a group of Latino gay fiction appeared in print was the 1999 collection "Bésame Mucho," edited by Jaime Manrique. A flurry of other anthologies of fiction, nonfiction and poetry followed. And then nothing. So like a man - gay or otherwise - who comes back int...
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