VIDEO: 3 young gay Latino men in Los Angeles

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    Apr 10, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    A friend of mine is producing a documentary following the lives of 3 young gay Latino men in Los Angeles. The first documentary of its kind, this film aims to bring love to the home and families while attending to broken hearts. It addresses political issues about marriage, the idea of acceptance, and social oppression. Watch the preview here:

    http://www.economicrefugee.net/lgbtq-film-a-documentary-on-gay-latino-youth/

    The filmmaker needs help in raising some funds to complete the project; he's a really sweet Colombian young up-and-coming talent ... if you can shoot some funds his way, that would help a lot! You'll find a link to donate to his project there:

    http://www.economicrefugee.net/lgbtq-film-a-documentary-on-gay-latino-youth/



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    Apr 12, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Yeah it's definitely a style that has to do with fashion more than anything; usually to show that you're a "tough" and "bad-ass" street smart kid or just plain cool. This style even shows up in gay art and in a way breaks through stereotypes; check out this art piece by Los Angeles-based LGBT artist Hector Silva:

    HectorSilvaDialogo.jpg

    Referenced on this post: http://www.economicrefugee.net/coming-out-in-dont-ask-dont-tell-the-dream-act/
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    Apr 12, 2011 8:12 PM GMT
    Brian Pacheco (from the video) is a cutie. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 12, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    I know right? It doesn't hurt that the guys in the film are total hotties. Anyway, there's more links to previews of the film on YouTube, btw; like this clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/jonathanmenendez#p/u/5/ya5jwcaZ3gY
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    Apr 12, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    love this!
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    Apr 12, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    what's really cool about this film project too is that you hardly see images of gay Latino men like these anywhere else so it's definitely groundbreaking ... I'm really excited about this film I really hope it gets completed soon so I can go watch it, not just because the filmmaker happens to be my friend but because the subject matter is just so damn interesting icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Reg825 saidYeah it's definitely a style that has to do with fashion more than anything; usually to show that you're a "tough" and "bad-ass" street smart kid or just plain cool. This style even shows up in gay art and in a way breaks through stereotypes; check out this art piece by Los Angeles-based LGBT artist Hector Silva:

    HectorSilvaDialogo.jpg

    Referenced on this post: http://www.economicrefugee.net/coming-out-in-dont-ask-dont-tell-the-dream-act/


    THEY LOOK SO FUCKING HOT!!!!!!icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    Reg825 saidwhat's really cool about this film project too is that you hardly see images of gay Latino men like these anywhere else so it's definitely groundbreaking ...


    In the gay film industry yah. I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner. The gay Latino culture in Los Angeles is SO LARGE that it's almost taken over the White/transplant economic enclave in West Hollywood (finally). In another 5 years, the gay Latino culture in Los Angeles will BE the gay culture default.
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    Apr 13, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    You def. hit the nail on the head. Even in gay media channels, Latinos and their experience do not really get that much exposure... but yeah, this is a breath of fresh air for sure...
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    Apr 13, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    hahaha; I know, right?! Who knew a cartoon could turn you on so much??!!!! Google Hector Silva btw (the one that drew those portraits), he's known for his erotic Latino art, I believe he's also featured on the film ... he gets interviewed discussing gay Latino life in Los Angeles.


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    Reg825 saidYeah it's definitely a style that has to do with fashion more than anything; usually to show that you're a "tough" and "bad-ass" street smart kid or just plain cool. This style even shows up in gay art and in a way breaks through stereotypes; check out this art piece by Los Angeles-based LGBT artist Hector Silva:

    HectorSilvaDialogo.jpg

    Referenced on this post: http://www.economicrefugee.net/coming-out-in-dont-ask-dont-tell-the-dream-act/


    THEY LOOK SO FUCKING HOT!!!!!!icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif