May 19, 2011, 12:11 AM
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Wow, I really wish I could have seen that documentary…..
Re: [esperanza] Planned Police Harassment in Guadalajara.
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Maybe it’s just a case of the grass being greener (or of me living in GDL and having to go to DF to get married) but I always feel like Mexico City is so much more open and free than the provincial rancho grande that is Guadalajara.
Last evening I went to the March against Homophobia in GDL, It was really sad there were maybe 100 people there, that was it. A few people gave some speeches. Milenio News vid here http://bcove.me/drtap0hc
There was a recent ANTI Gay march in GDL last weekend that had more participants then the recent march for peace in Guadalajara…..(read the link above, it is really something else…. One of the spokes people for the organization behind the march actually works for …. you guessed it the Jalisco State Human Rights Commission! The state authority in charge of protecting human rights....
Milenio : GDL, capital de la homofobia
And this from CNN ….
Mientras que en el mundo cada 17 de mayo se celebra el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, en México solamente en la Ciudad de México se conmemora así, mientras que en el país a nivel oficial se celebra el Día nacional por la tolerancia y el respeto.
Mientras que en Ciudad de México las personas gays, lesbianas, bisexuales, transgénero son reconocidas como ciudadanos con plenos derechos, en estados como Jalisco, Baja California, Yucatán y en el Estado de México las leyes las ignoran o discriminan explícitamente, las autoridades archivan los crímenes por tratarse de asuntos “pasionales” y hasta “asquito” le dan a gobernadores. (Yes the wonderful PAN Governor of Jalisco former Mayor of GDL Emilio Marquez said that at a large international forum. Give me Marcelo Ebrard any day! )
Surely the Guadalajara City Council knows that there are gay athletes (some of whom will undoubtedly be in town for the Panamerican Games) and gay tourists (ya think?).
Gay Athletes never, they don’t think gay men can do sports, Lesbians maybe. Gay tourists are bad (unless they are restricted to a beach in PV and spend a lot of CASH). Just ask the church, they said same gender marriage and adoption does more harm than narcotrafico. (I wonder how that philosophy is working out for them, I have not seen too many reports on hundreds of dead bodies found in same gender marriage pits.)
Now don’t get me wrong there are lots of places worse than Guadalajara……. But are there any empty apartments in your building en DF?…… I thought Guadalajara would get better but it seems to have only gotten worse since I have lived here.