Two months and counting 😍
A Happy Gay Couple Riding the Subway in Mexico City.
I just love how things have changed in Mexico City to the point that seeing this is not such a big deal, now. This kind of progress is just mind blowing. But still, this public demonstration of love is so brave. It’s because of this kind of brave acts that we are now more visible and accepted.Thanks for the submission to Rafael.
Since when I was a little kid, I knew I was different. I guess you could say that I fall into the “stereotypes” of being a gay kid: a little effeminate, loved reading, sang to Cher & Barbra Streisand tunes, and I hated sports. Too bad for my family, I’d be quite a challenge to handle for what would happen in the near future.
Being the firstborn, made things easier and complicated for me at the same time. Easy, because I would get permissions to hang out with friends quite often without too many obstacles. Difficult because, as many firstborns know, we ought to be the lead example of how to be a good son and a good student for the rest of the siblings. In my case, I’ve got two biological brothers, and later in life, after my parents got divorced and remarried, I gain three step-sisters (one from my father’s new family, and the other two from my mum’s side), and one step-brother (from my father’s side), who’s actually older than me, but has never been a role model to follow whatsoever nor have we bonded quite well. To all practical matters, I’m the one that has the image of being the responsible one and the one that is scrutinized no matter what I do, and if you take into account that I’m an openly gay man and an atheist (in a very conservative surroundings in Mexico), then you’ll understand that there’s a journey that had to happen in order for me to become the outgoing man that I am today, which has costed me quite a good deal of friendships and lovers throughout my short life.
My story isn’t (nor do I pretend it to be) a victim’s tale of survival because mine isn’t one that deserves the sympathy of anybody, but what I will try to present here is one that shows how living in the age of the information and digital world is not something easy, and that doesn’t matter if you come from a traditional family or a modern family, or if you think you had it easy or complicated, at the end things can go wrong so fast, so hard. Hope my struggles can be of reference to others. We all are a working progress, so of course I’m even gonna figure things out here while I’m typing. Let’s see how far this goes.
#FlashbackFriday: At #Dorasan Station, the 1st station to the north, not the last from the south. #Korea 🇰🇷 🚅
Here’s a very objective perspective into the Israel-Palestine mess. Wanna understand a little bit better what’s really going on in the Middle East, listen to Sam Harris.
ICYMI: At Seattle Pride this year, local drag queen Mama Tits absolutely destroys a group of homophobic “Christian” protesters by proving their hypocrisy out loud.
"Why don’t you read your own book and actually follow the teachings to the letter of God and learn to support and love?" Mama Tits asked the group. "You need to drop the hate! You are a sad, sad excuse for a human being. Once you learn to drop the hate, you too can find happiness because we will welcome you in open arms when you learn to open your mind. Not today, Satan! Not today!"
You get what you give. (via the Huffington Post Gay Voices)