Category Archives: Central America

To Maya and to Maya and to Maya…in to 2012.

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A Bizarro comic by Dan Piraro.

Religious Homophobes Host “Purity Parade” in Belize

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News from Belize: A “Purity Parade” protesting LGBT activists’ legal motion to decriminalize homosexuality. (Here is a little more information on the motion, put forward by LGBT human rights group UNIBAM.)

Their arguments aren’t too interesting – the same old “marriage should be between a man and a woman,” and the same old, tired (and inaccurate) reasoning: “Why? Because Jesus said so.”

The concept of an a “Purity Parade” is kind of interesting, but the execution is rather disappointing. I must say, Pride parades are much more interesting to watch. Maybe they should ask us for lessons.

-AidanAbroad

Stained Glass Aztec Calendar

This stained glass Aztec calendar blends artistic elements and styles not often seen together. (Traditionally, these are made from clay.)

Seen at the newly remodeled Taquería Los Coyotes on 16th Street between Mission and Valencia in San Francisco. (Also, if you’re looking for good Mexican food, Los Coyotes is much better than the mediocre mob scene across the street at Pancho Villa.)

-AidanAbroad

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Happy Sexy Cinco de Mayo!

Other Blogs: Other Sheep go on a Caribbean Cruise.

Left to right: Jose Ortiz, Jonathan Chavez, and Steve Parelli West coast of St. Lucia, Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Other Sheep is an organizational blog about “faith and LGBT concerns worldwide.” Run by long-time partners Rev. Steven Parelli and Mr. Jose Ortiz, Other Sheep recently returned from a nine-day cruise through the Caribbean. Rev. Parelli reflects on what has changed (and what has not) since he was a closeted Baptist teenager on Martinique in 1970. To read the Other Sheep travelogue, click here. For a big evangelical coming-out party, unrelated to Other Sheep, click here.

Cock Flavored Soup. Spicy! Really.

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For that true West Indian taste!

Kids these Days! San Francisco’s Mission High School’s Out Gay Wrestler Jaime Loo

Mission High School's Jaime Loo. Via BAR

Jaime Loo attends Mission High School in San Francisco where he is captain of the wrestling team. He is also gay. Loo, 17, a transplant from Panama, has found a supportive environment in his new country, at his school and on his team. He credits his involvement in wrestling for giving him the strength to be himself. He says: “Wrestling has played a big role in my life…it gave me self-confidence. It made me more responsible for myself and for my body. The confidence level on how possible everything is has changed me.” Read sports writer Roger Brigham’s column on Loo in this week’s Bay Area Reporter.