#EnContexto: 16 de junio

Como cada lunes, hoy hay una nueva cápsula de #EnContexto en Servicio de Agencia. Esta semana tenemos información del Festival MixCamisa a cuadros, Ricardo Baruch y Orange is the new black:

Cada lunes presento información sobre personas LGBT en México y el mundo, noticias y entrevistas. Los invito a hacernos comentarios, críticas, sugerencias de temas o personajes por acá, por TwitterYouTube o a e@enriquetorremolina.com.


Mexico City’s hottest tacos and gay parties

*Jean Paul Zapata published this piece on Gay Star News on March 4, 2014.

Mexico City's hottest tacos and gay partiesDon’t let the name fool you. Mexico’s Anal Magazine is an intellectual publication and has a highbrow following.

‘With a unique design, this magazine is dedicated to spread any kind of cultural expression of erotic nature or general interest to men who are not afraid to show their fascination for other men.’

The magazine’s logo is clever and well conceived; The content (no doubt provocative) extends to include literature, fashion and interviews; The publication has quickly established itself as a social force within the city’s LGBTI community.

Anal also puts on One Hell of A Party, the name given for its signature Halloween bash.
Three-year Mexico City resident and gay activist Enrique Torre Molina credits Anal Magazine with the city’s hottest dance floor. Facebook photos of previous parties corroborate these claims.

Torre Molina works with ‘media, non-profit organizations, companies, schools, and government agencies to promote respect for LGBT people,’ and has his fingers on the pulse of Mexico City’s culture scene.

He writes: ‘When I was in college in Puebla, I used to come to Mexico City about once a month. When I finally moved here three and a half years ago, I already knew my way around and had many friends living here. I especially like that there’s a lot of good theatre, and great people to meet every day. In this sense it’s very similar to New York, my other favorite city, where I lived for a little while. They remind me of each other.’

Here’s Enrique’s list of the best museums, theatres and tourist sights in Mexico City.

Favorite gay bar: Nicho and La Purísima.

Favorite any bar: Lilit.

Favorite dance floor: Anal Magazine’s Halloween party.

Favorite tourist sight: The view of the volcanoes when flying over Mexico City.

Mexico City's hottest tacos and gay parties2Favorite meal: Tacos at El Parnita and mascarpone cheesecake at Delirio.

Favorite getaway: Merida, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas.

Favorite breakfast: Eggs at El Péndulo and French toast at Carrez.

Favorite park: Chapultepec, around the Tamayo Museum.

Favorite café: El Péndulo.

Favorite hotel: St Regis.

Favorite festival: Festival Mix, which is the oldest LGBT film festival in Latin America.

Favorite bike ride: I don’t bike.

Favorite long walk: Reforma avenue and shopping in colonia Roma.

Mexico City's hottest tacos and gay parties3Favorite photo-op: My building’s rooftop terrace, and anywhere with photographer Oscar Morales.

Favorite museum: Museo Memoria y Tolerancia and Museo Franz Mayer.

Favorite beach: Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca.

Mexico City's hottest tacos and gay parties4Favorite place for a first date: Cineteca Nacional or the theatre.

Favorite shopping street: Colima street in colonia Roma and H&M in Santa Fe.

Favorite food market: Mercado de Medellin in colonia Roma.

Favorite art gallery: I’m not a gallery person, but I love the photo exhibits they do on the fences of Bosque de Chapultepec along Reforma avenue.

Favorite view: From the Chapultepec Castle terrace.

Favorite public art: Sculptures outside Bellas Artes.

Favorite thing in the city that defies categorization: Theatre at the Santa Martha Acatitla prison.

Favorite theatre space: Foro Shakespeare and Teatro Helenico.

Favorite gay media outlet: Betún magazine.

Favorite hidden treasure: It used to be Tia Maria, a gay piano bar in my neighborhood, which closed last year. I have yet to find my new favorite hidden treasure.

To get in touch with Enrique, visit his website or follow him on Twitter @etorremolina.

Mexico City's hottest tacos and gay parties5

Don’t let the name fool you. Mexico’s Anal Magazine is an intellectual publication and has a highbrow following.

‘With a unique design, this magazine is dedicated to spread any kind of cultural expression of erotic nature or general interest to men who are not afraid to show their fascination for other men.’

The magazine’s logo is clever and well conceived; The content (no doubt provocative) extends to include literature, fashion and interviews; The publication has quickly established itself as a social force within the city’s LGBTI community.

Anal also puts on One Hell of A Party, the name given for its signature Halloween bash.
Three-year Mexico City resident and gay activist Enrique Torre Molina credits Anal Magazine with the city’s hottest dance floor. Facebook photos of previous parties corroborate these claims.

Torre Molina works with ‘media, non-profit organizations, companies, schools, and government agencies to promote respect for LGBT people,’ and has his fingers on the pulse of Mexico City’s culture scene.

He writes: ‘When I was in college in Puebla, I used to come to Mexico City about once a month. When I finally moved here three and a half years ago, I already knew my way around and had many friends living here. I especially like that there’s a lot of good theatre, and great people to meet every day. In this sense it’s very similar to New York, my other favorite city, where I lived for a little while. They remind me of each other.’

Here’s Enrique’s list of the best museums, theatres and tourist sights in Mexico City.

Favorite gay bar: Nicho and La Purísima.

Favorite any bar: Lilit.

Favorite dance floor: Anal Magazine’s Halloween party.

Favorite tourist sight: The view of the volcanoes when flying over Mexico City.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mexico-citys-hottest-tacos-and-gay-parties040314#sthash.NWkkZshF.dpuf

Don’t let the name fool you. Mexico’s Anal Magazine is an intellectual publication and has a highbrow following.

‘With a unique design, this magazine is dedicated to spread any kind of cultural expression of erotic nature or general interest to men who are not afraid to show their fascination for other men.’

The magazine’s logo is clever and well conceived; The content (no doubt provocative) extends to include literature, fashion and interviews; The publication has quickly established itself as a social force within the city’s LGBTI community.

Anal also puts on One Hell of A Party, the name given for its signature Halloween bash.
Three-year Mexico City resident and gay activist Enrique Torre Molina credits Anal Magazine with the city’s hottest dance floor. Facebook photos of previous parties corroborate these claims.

Torre Molina works with ‘media, non-profit organizations, companies, schools, and government agencies to promote respect for LGBT people,’ and has his fingers on the pulse of Mexico City’s culture scene.

He writes: ‘When I was in college in Puebla, I used to come to Mexico City about once a month. When I finally moved here three and a half years ago, I already knew my way around and had many friends living here. I especially like that there’s a lot of good theatre, and great people to meet every day. In this sense it’s very similar to New York, my other favorite city, where I lived for a little while. They remind me of each other.’

Here’s Enrique’s list of the best museums, theatres and tourist sights in Mexico City.

Favorite gay bar: Nicho and La Purísima.

Favorite any bar: Lilit.

Favorite dance floor: Anal Magazine’s Halloween party.

Favorite tourist sight: The view of the volcanoes when flying over Mexico City.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mexico-citys-hottest-tacos-and-gay-parties040314#sthash.NWkkZshF.dpuf


FCKH8 en México

Some dudes marry dudes. Get over it.

Ésta y otras frases se han vuelto populares gracias a las playeras, calcomanías y brazaletes de FCKH8, una marca que usa “malas palabras” y un poquito de shock value para difundir mensajes de tolerancia a la diversidad sexual. Y para combatir, como su nombre lo indica, el odio.

Luke Montgomery y su novio Eduardo Cisneros, detrás de este proyecto, están en el DF. Me preguntaron si conocía a alguien que pudiera asistir en la producción de uno de sus videos. En seguida pensé en Chucho E. Quintero.

Chucho estudia Cine y Televisión en Centro. Ha sido traductor e intérprete en los festivales Mix México, Macabro y FICCO, y ha ganado premios como Mejor Director Joven del Instituto Mexicano de la Juventud.

Aquí el resultado de la colaboración de Luke y Chucho:

Chucho ahora trabaja en su segundo largometraje. Dice que, aunque gran parte de los personajes en su trabajo tienen un elemento queer,

procuro que no defina quién soy o las decisiones que tomo tanto personal como profesionalmente, aunque me queda claro que es parte de mí y una constante influencia en lo que hago. Quisiera pensar que, gay o heterosexual, me hubiera encantado trabajar con Luke en FCKH8, porque la sexualidad no debería ir de la mano con la opinión que uno tenga acerca de la homofobia y los derechos humanos. Que son eso, humanos.


Gays latinos de L.A. en DF

Alejandro Aldana, Brian Pacheco y Carlos Gomez son tres chavos latinos gays de Los Ángeles que cuentan su historia en el docudrama Gay Latino L.A.: Coming of age, de Jonathan Menendez.

El Festival Mix de cine LGBT en la Ciudad de México lo incluyó en su programación y será el estreno mundial: lunes 2 de julio a las 18:00 horas en Cine Lido del Centro Cultural Bella Época (también conocido como Librería Rosario Castellanos del FCE), en Tamaulipas 202, colonia Condesa. Al final habrá espacio para preguntas y respuestas con Brian y Jonathan.

Aquí un mensaje de Jonathan:

Y aquí el trailer:

Más información en Twitter, Facebook y el sitio web oficial. Y si quieren ayudar a Brian a cubrir los gastos de su viaje, pueden hacer un donativo en este enlace.


Cine de temita

En mi nueva entrega para Chilango publiqué una breve entrevista con Arturo Castelán, director del Festival Mix, que está ahora en la Ciudad de México con una cartelera padrísima. Al final incluyo recomendaciones de mis películas favoritas con temita LGBT.

El año pasado también entrevisté a Arturo por los XV años del festival. Y mis publicaciones anteriores en Chilango están disponibles en este enlace.


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