LGBT Latinos Break Their Silence: Video

  • metta

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    Dec 01, 2011 11:03 PM GMT

    LGBT Latinos Break Their Silence: Video



    http://www.shewired.com/lifestyle/2011/11/30/lgbt-latinos-break-their-silence-video
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    Dec 01, 2011 11:38 PM GMT
    icon_surprised.gifwoooooo!!
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    Dec 02, 2011 2:58 AM GMT
    Chico, I've been "breaking the silence" with my maricon self for decades...every time I have sex!
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidChico, I've been "breaking the silence" with my maricon self for decades...every time I have sex!


    +1

    I just like to "break the silence" so much everyday and twice on Sundays icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:04 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing this video. I will also share it on FB. I have never been physically assaulted but will defend myself and inflict heavily body harm on anyone who would try. I know how It feels to be gay in a latino family.
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    wow, i guess it just not in the black culture
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidwow, i guess it just not in the black culture


    In Hispanic culture being gay is shameful on the family. I know my mother would never openly admit her son is gay. Just recently her friend asked If I had a GF and my mother just said "he hasn't found one he likes yet" icon_eek.gif My cousins know I"m gay but there is no way my grandfather would accept me If I told him. Which is sad because I'm the only one of the entire family of children who inherited his looks and green eyes.
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    I'm really glad Giselle's family began changing their attitude after attending Lubbock Pride with her. I can only imagine how much better she feels about it, although it sounds like her father didn't go.

    I feel fortunate that I've never faced any major backlash for being gay. My parents had no problem when I came out to them. They just want me to be who I am and not give a shit what other people think or say. It's my life to live anyway.

    My mother's side of the family is Hispanic. Her mother's side Mexican and her father's side Spanish. I am not close with any of my extended family, though, because my mom and her mom had quite a falling out when I was little. We've had very little contact with them as I grew up. While my mom and her mom have begun to reconcile little by little over the past two years, my mom remains pretty skeptical of everyone in her family. Most of the conflict revolves around religious differences: half of them are Jehovah's Witnesses, the other half Lutheran, and my mother and I non-religious.

    My sexuality or love life has never been a topic that's come up in conversation with the family. Frankly I don't care if they ever know about me or not. I'm not close with any of them so it's not their business. But if anyone should ask, I certainly won't deny it.

    But it's obvious this is where Spain and Latin America are really different from each other culturally. Although I can't help but worry a bit about Spain's LGBT progress in the near future with their new government icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
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    tuffguyndc saidwow, i guess it just not in the black culture


    In Hispanic culture being gay is shameful on the family. I know my mother would never openly admit her son is gay. Just recently her friend asked If I had a GF and my mother just said "he hasn't found one he likes yet" icon_eek.gif My cousins know I"m gay but there is no way my grandfather would accept me If I told him. Which is sad because I'm the only one of the entire family of children who inherited his looks and green eyes.


    ditto. my mom accepts the fact im gay, but would never go out of her way to tell everyone i am.. however when someone asks if i have a GF she just says "nope hes single" doesnt deny it but doesnt lie..so not too bad i guess.
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:56 AM GMT
    I feel the same way PocketNico. I won't deny it but won't go out of my way to let them know. My cousin asked me why I didn't ogle the girls as much as him and I said "well, I like guys"! He then called me a fairy and I called him a whore and we went back to playing video games icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    Bustamante saidI feel the same way PocketNico. I won't deny it but won't go out of my way to let them know. My cousin asked me why I didn't ogle the girls as much as him and I said "well, I like guys"! He then called me a fairy and I called him a whore and we went back to playing video games icon_smile.gif


    Yeah, beat that bitch at the video game!

    I have only one relative on Facebook, my youngest first cousin. Oddly enough, he's a self-declared Republican and Lutheran, yet there are many things he does and says that are contradictory of the typical Republican or Lutheran. In fact, sometimes I wonder about him icon_eek.gif Fortunately he's never said anything negative of all my gay-related posts on Facebook. But we've never talked about that kind of stuff either.

    Funny thing is he and I look quite a bit alike, whereas my half-brother and I don't look much alike.
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    And her parents are **ashamed** of her???

    Good God...she's obviously very intelligent and well spoken. She's a teenager, but has more maturity than many adults twice her age. That fact that her family can't see what a beautiful daughter they have is sad.

    If she was my daughter, the bragging would never cease. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    I really don't see mush of a disconnect between how homosexuality is accepted in the white communities as in the hispanic communities. There might be a bigger stigma in certain Latin American countries, but that's another topic.

    My mom had a hard time accepting it but then again I came out in HS. As I have grown up she has become much more accepting. She even asks how my bf is doing everytime I talk to her on the phone.

    And to Bustamante, I would say most grandparents in the US would have a difficult time accepting a gay grandchild....
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Three of my cousins got down to business as teenagers, so my grandmother is certainly not lacking great-grandchildren at this point. Nobody has to worry about little ol' me icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidThree of my cousins got down to business as teenagers, so my grandmother is certainly not lacking great-grandchildren at this point. Nobody has to worry about little ol' me icon_cool.gif


    LOL. Yes. As soon as my only brother said he was having a kid, I was like "THANK GOD!!!"
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    I sure hope my mom isn't expecting grandchildren because I've already said a number of times that I don't want any. My brother is 38 and never been married. I'm not sure he will be any time soon, lol. He's not even gay!

    Fortunately my parents have never pressured me about that sort of stuff. They seem indifferent for the most part.
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    Dec 02, 2011 5:18 AM GMT
    Giselle pointed out the lack of information about the LGBT community in Spanish. Maybe I should put my translation powers to good use for LGBT Spanish speakers in the US? I could work with that. In fact I'm surprised I didn't think of that before.