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…y me quedé callado.

Sucedió en el último vagón.

Iba lleno, como de costumbre a las 7 de la noche.  Y como siempre que va lleno, los habituales de ese vagón se dedican a meterse mano unos a otros. Rayos, si yo mismo lo estaba haciendo, la verdad.

A un par de pasos de mí, otro chavo también lo estaba haciendo, y un tipo le buscó pleito. Primero nada más fue reclamarle que le estaba pisando el pie, pero de ahí subió de nivel la reclamación y llegó al nivel de “maricón de mierda”, “pinche puto” y etcétera.

Y le estrelló la cabeza contra la puerta del metro.

No lo lastimó, pero la estrelló. Y fue por pura homofobia, y la prueba es que también intentó golpear al compañero de ligue a pesar de que ese no le había hecho nada.

No voy a detenerme a hablar sobre la homofobia del tipo porque es un tema trilladísimo, sino sobre el hecho de que ninguno de los que estábamos ahí en ese momento nos movimos para ayudar al agredido, a pesar de ser más de una docena de homosexuales sólo en esa sección del vagón. Que sí, que hay el efecto de dilución de la responsabilidad y todo, pero alguno de nosotros debió haber pensado qué hacer y salir en ayuda del chico.

Yo debí haberlo hecho.

Sí, puedo afirmar en mi defensa (y cualquiera podría hacerlo) que el retrógrado en cuestión era del tamaño de una montaña. Excepto que no pesaba más ni era más fuerte que todos los que estábamos ahí juntos.  ¿Dónde quedó el “No somos machos, pero somos muchos”?

Dejando de lado preguntarnos dónde está la solidaridad humana, que es lo primero que faltó ahí, ¿Dónde quedó el orgullo gay? ¿Tirado con el confeti entre el Ángel y el Zócalo?

No sé cuántos de los que había en el vagón en ese momento hayan ido a alguna marcha, ondeando una bandera y sintiendo que hacían algo. Yo lo hice hace dos marchas. Y sentí que hacía algo, pero ahora no lo creo tanto. Es mucho más fácil ser valiente cuando sabes que hay tanques que protegen la marcha, o cuando estás escribiendo en algún foro. Pero es difícil serlo cuando te arriesgas a que te rompan la nariz, o te saquen del tren y te lleven a la delegación por meterte en un pleito.

El problema, claro, es que es ahí donde es importante ser valiente. Tras un teclado y una barricada no le sirve a nadie.

Sé que puede alegarse el instinto de conservación, y el fenómeno de dilución de la responsabilidad and stuff, pero a final de cuentas el resultado final es el mismo: agredieron a un chico por estar ligando con otro, y nadie hizo nada para detenerlo.

Aunque directamente no fuera problema mío (ni de nadie más que del chavo y su ligue), en realidad era problema de todos, porque fue sólo cosa de azar que el que estuviera en ese lugar fuera él y no otro de nosotros. Ya alguna vez lo comenté aquí: la guerra por nuestros derechos tiene un solo frente, y un golpe a uno es un golpe a todos. Es la única forma posible de verlo, porque el pisotear los derechos de una persona por ser homosexual lleva a pisotear los derechos de todos por ser homosexuales.

No estoy pidiendo una disculpa porque no la veo como algo posible. Simplemente es un recordatorio para el futuro de lo que sucedió, para que, si vuelve a suceder, esté mejor preparado. Así que voy a resumir lo que sucedió, para no olvidarlo nunca:  Le pegaron a un chico en el último vagón, sólo por ser homosexual, y ninguno de los que estábamos ahí movió un dedo para ayudarlo.

Debimos haberlo hecho.

Debí haberlo hecho.

¿Bareback? No, gracias.

Acabo de enterarme, vía Menéame, que los productores de porno en Hollywood están buscando marcharse a otra parte si se lleva a cabo la propuesta del gobierno de prohibir la filmación de porno bareback.

Para todos los que no sepan lo que es eso, este post va sobre VIH y videos para adultos. De temática gay, para más inri. Si alguna de las tres cosas no les gusta, no sigan leyendo, gracias.

Y como disclaimer: La mayoría de los enlaces que hay aquí son altamente NSFW. No me hago responsable por ninguna consecuencia que tenga el hacer click en ellos. Sigue leyendo

D.E.P. Doble.

Rayos, ¿Por qué toda la gente buena se muere?

Se encontraron muerto a Stephen Gately.

El protagonista de “Better” y José el Soñador. En su momento, me ayudó mucho saber que alguien como él haía salido del clóset.

(Sé que la gente mala también se muere. Pero eso jode menos.)

Frases para la posteridad presenta:

“La canción comienza así sólo en la obra de teatro. En la película se saltan toda la primera estrofa”.

No tienen idea de lo gay que me sentí en cuanto eso salió de mi boca.

Chi Chi laRue, sobre temas sensibles

Hoy voy a hablar de un tema bastante más serio que de costumbre, y también bastante más espinoso, así que voy a tener que dar una serie de disclaimers:

Disclaimer #1: Este post contiene temática y lenguaje sexuales, y se enfoca a videos para adultos y relaciones sexuales entre hombres. Si esto te incomoda, no continúes leyendo.

Disclaimer #2 Este post no contiene imágenes NSFW, pero todos los enlaces, excepto los de los Disclaimer #1 y #3, conducen a páginas relacionadas de una manera u otra con temáticas homosexuales, así que si estás en tu trabajo y/o escuela y/o eres menor de edad, no es buena idea seguirlos.

Disclaimer #3: Este post contiene la transcripción, traducida, de un video que no se puede enviar a Menéame por ser demasiado explícito. Me pareció darle un poco más de difusión, y este post tiene sólo finalidad informativa y no busca infringir ningún copyright, etc etc etc.

Sigue leyendo

Eurovision 2009, segunda semifinal.

Acabo de ver un micro resumen de la segunda final de Eurovisión. La mayoría de las canciones son altamente olvidables, pero hay algunas que valen la pena. Mi top… lo que sea:

Dinamarca

Arzebaijan

Estonia

Albania

Holanda

Rusia.

Alemania

(Ucrania es un asunto aparte, se merece pasar a la final, pero sólo por los tipos vestidos de romanos)

Me perdí totalmente la primera final: tenía tarea y exámenes. Hoy también, pero tenía que ver al menos el resumen de la segunda final. Y acaba de terminar la transmisión y… todas las que dije pasaron a la final, excepto Holanda. Me quiero.

English post: Why couldn’t she just say “World Peace”?

Well, it has made a lot of sound, so most people should know what am I talking of when I mention Miss Carrie Prejean. In case they don’t, here’s a quick excerpt:

Carrie Prejean was Miss California 2009, and she was the favorite to win the Miss USA Pageant. But, in one of the lasts round of questions, Perez Hilton asked her about her opinion about legalisation of gay marriage in all USA. The answer was (quoting Wikipedia):

“Well I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that’s how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.”

So…

Lets see: Is it great to have the choice, but you think it should be only between a man and a woman?

Honestly, doesn’t make sense to me.

But then, everybody knows what’s next. She didn’t win and ended as runner-up. Everybody, starting with Perez Hilton himself, said that answer was the reason she lost the crown. And she in a sudden became the new Bigot Marthyr Poster Girl. Another copy here.

I’ve seen some places which state that her civil rights were violated, as she didn’t get to win because she excercised her free speech. Kind of this:

funny pictures

O RLY?

Actually, I said she didn’t lost her crown for what she believes, and we should think carefully before we say she lost because of what she said. We could say she lost because she stood on a certain political posture. Anybody could ask what’s the difference. I mean, everybody has the right to stand the political posture they believe on, right?

Well, yeah. But we are forgetting something: the question rounds in Miss USA Pageant are to evaluate the contestants in every way possible, to see if they fit or not the profile required for the winner. If they thought she didn’t fit because she lacked empathy or something else, well… that’s what pageant judges are for.

Imagine for a second she had said she believed global warming and ozone hole are hoaxes, and we shouldn’t care about CO2 emissions, CFC’s, energy wasting and so on. Would I have to post this? Not at all. Everybody would agree such an answer would worth the de-qualification. Or at least, the loss of many points.

Marriage is the same, just with a more delicate issue, and one where there isn’t the same level of agreement there is for environment care. O.K, I admit it, one where there isn’t any level of agreement. But, just as Carrie Prejean has the right to stand for her beliefs, don’t the judges have the same right? If they think being opossite to gay marriage shows a personality less desirable to become Miss USA, we should grant them the same right Carrie Prejean had. She could express her beliefs, while being broadcasted to national audience. Don’t the judges have the right to express their beliefs through their votes?

Now, that’s one thing. Another is jump, insult Prejean (who, in fac, expressed her views in a sincere and respectful way, and both things are pretty respectable) and call her “Dumb Bitch” like Hilton did. It’s not playing fair.  We can argue with her, ideas against ideas and not people against people. She looked like someone reasonable enough to talk to her about the issue. Insulting doesn’t lead to anything.

The funny thing is that most of the storm created after this… wasn’t caused by Prejean at all. It was caused by Hilton and some other gay supporters in one side, and NOM and NOM-like organizations in the other. That’s senseless and useless.

(I won’t talk about her topless photos. Even if they show her lack of coherence, it would be an Ad hominem attack)

Just one las thing: She said she was proud with her decission, didn’t regret her statements, and yet felt like a winner. Could we, please, leave it as it is?

Sabes que eres gay cuando…

… cuando al estar hablando de musicales (5 puntos) corriges a alguien sobre cómo empieza cierta canción (+3 puntos), y cuando él te dice que comienza de cierta manera le contestas que en la versión de teatro, pero que en la película empieza de otra forma (+6 puntos)

… cuando tus amigos hablan de las tetas de una chica, y al voltear a verla lo primero que te fijas es el color de su bolsa. ( + 10 puntos, 20 si te fijaste en la marca)

Suma 10 puntos si otro hombre te aconseja sobre cómo mejorar tu look, réstalos si el susodicho es hetero.

Verídico (todo excepto fijarse en la marca de la bolsa)

Dear NOM:

Nota: Desde hace tiempo tengo ganas de escribir algunos posts en inglés, y este definitivamente lo amerita.

I guess everybody here has at least heard about certain video sponsored by NOM.

If you haven’t, you can go here and watch it (and a so beautiful it’s almost unbelievable response here). Last time I checked, it was right in the main page. If you can bear it at first watch, congratulations. I couldn’t.

But well. That’s what I’d like to say to the people who made this video.

Dear NOM. I finally watched the entire video, because the first times I tried, just couldn’t. I got too disgusted by it.

I’m not going to say it’s a big piece of crap. In fact, it is. It’s the most revolting… thing I’ve seen in a minute or less. But I? gonna make an effort to take it seriously.

Let’s see…

No, I can’t.

Dear “gathering storm” guys, a video that starts like that can’t be taken seriously. It’s a crude attempt of manipulation. Dear “afraid” girl, chill out a bit. We won’t beat you, jail you, shoot you or murder you. We’re the ones who have received that treatment. And yes, it has happened.

I’m not looking for pity, just for some respect. If sometimes I seem victimist, it’s because this video’s got so much victimist that in case it was water, we all would need boats.

Dear girl who thinks, and I quote literally “Those who advocate for same sex marriage have taken the issue far beyond same sex couples”:No, we only want to take it to the right point. As long as we are not given the rights we deserve as human beings, it just means we haven’t reached equality. And if we don’t have it yet, we’re not taken any issue far beyond anything.

Dear “They want to bring the issue into MY life” man, and “My freedom will be taken away” woman.

Guess what?

When members of a gay couple can’t even visit their loved ones into a hospital because they’re not “relatives”, and they are not allowed to make medical choices because they aren’t “family” (even if the couple has spent years together and they know better what the partner would want than any member of the family), then is when an issue is brought into someone’s life. And it’s not yours. And then is when someone’s freedom is taken away. And it’s not yours either.

Dear “California doctor, who must choose between her faith and her job”. Let’s ignore the fact that you’re not a doctor, and may be not californian, either. Let’s pretend you’re a doctor. You say you have to choose between attaching to the principles of medical practice, by helping, for example, a lesbian couple to conceive, or your faith who tells you that they must not conceive because they are two women who love each other.

When you are a doctor, your job is to help people medically. That’s it. Can you really refuse to help, and think it’s O.K? I mean, if you want to have prejudices, you can have them in the privacy of your home, exactly like people like you say if we want to be gay we can be gay under and only under our own ceilings. A job is a job and, as heartless as it may sound, you have rules to follow. Otherwise (Let me be as apocalypthical as the video you appear in is) doctors could find reasons to refuse treatmen anyone they want, just because they want to.

Next, It cums… sorry, comes, a “Member of a New Jersey church group, punished by the government because they can’t support same sex marriage”

The NOM website states: A New Jersey church group has been denied property tax exemption because they cannot in good conscience permit civil union ceremonies in church facilities.

Well, that’s asesome. Punished. I like the word. Sounds good, doesn’t it, dear New Jersey church group member?

It’s like… I don’t know… saying that I’ve been punished by the government because I have been denied joint tax returns with my partner. Wich, by the way, is that happens with gay couples. As we can’t marrye, we are punished by the government in many, and I mean, really many ways.

That’s what happens when you don’t fit the requirements. Law requests to be married to get those benefits, so we gay people are trying to change the law so it let us marry. Law requests open places to treat people without discrimination to get the tax exemptions, and if you discriminate, you won’t get them. Crystal clear.

You could try to change the law so you could impunely discriminate anyone you want. But you don’t want it, do you?

And now, we have “Massachussets mother, helplessly watching public schools teach her son gay marriage is O.K.”

Dear Masachussets mother: First of all, gay marriage is O.K. But I’m not gonna discuss that, because positions like yours are something I couldn’t change by arguing. When it comes to subjects like that, no one, ever, convinces anyone.

But…  you are not as helpless as you say. You can take your son out from the public school. You can take him to a private school, or homeschool him.And next, I guess white parents felt that way when ratial integration started to get to the schools. They were helplessly watching public schools to merge they precious, white little children with the niggers. Spooky. (I’m sorry, some kind of things just get to me)

And last, we have been, for years, helplessly watching everybody around teach their sons, which are the people we’re gonna live with in the future, that hating people for what they are is O.K. And we are way more helpless than you are. Because they are YOUR sons, and we can’t tell you how to educate them. We just can hope they learn to not to hate somewhere else than the home they should do. For example, public schools.

And then, we have three women who say that we, gay people, are not satisfied with living as we want, and we want to change the way they live, so strongly they, literally, will have no choice.

Dear all of you: you don’t say how, why, or what are we going to do to reach that cruel, dreadful goal. You just state it like that. In my town, we call it FUD.

Oh… wait a second, I forgot. Whe have the “Pink Mafia”, and we want to ban straight marriage, and even straight relationships, so we can get all the men. Because if they can’t marry, all of them will suddenly turn gay and come to screw us. That’s right.

Now, seriously. We don’t give a damn about the way you live, so we expect you don’t give a damn about the way we live. If you do, we won’t accept it. We’re the ones who got the way they live changed an their choices avoided. Think for a second in Proposition 8. Straight couples didn’t win anything with it, and gay couples lost a lot. All California voters changed the way californian gay couples lived.

We’re the ones who, in certain countries, have no choice except be hanged.

If you excuse me, I’ll pas over the “Big-Brother-after-two-minutes-of-Hate” man who talks about rainbows and people who come in love to cut liberties… I mean, to protect marriage.

Just one thing: We know what is to have our freedom cut, our choices rejected, and someone else’s view messed in our lives. We’re the ones who get fired not because what we believe or what we do, but because what we are. Don’t tell me your freedom will be taken away, your way of life will be changed or your choices will be stopped. We know about it way more you’ll ever know.

The rainbow appears after the storm. It’s kinda appropriate it’s the gay symbol, because we want the storm to end. What storm? Ours.

Dear NOM: Do not talk to me about storms gathering and dark clouds over you, because we are the ones the storm has been raining on.

Lo prometido es deuda (Marat Safin)

Desde que comencé el blog, han llegado algunas personas buscando “Marat Safin se baja los pantalones” y cosas parecidas. Dado que una wannabe diva blogger se debe al público, me dediqué a buscarlo.

NO-LO-ENCONTRÉ. Según Google, algo así no existe.

Lo más parecido que encontré fue esto:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeaQLZe_7Q