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MUNDO 'De-mente' Jotorreando
by Iván Torrijos
2004-10-01

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Octubre es el mes elegido por la comunidad GLBT para 'Salir del Clóset', ese momento cuando alguien se arma de valor y declara al mundo que su orientación sexual no es precisamente heterosexual. A partir de ahí es como si la vida cambiara, alguien pude tal vez sentir orgullo por ser GLBT y le grita al mundo que lo es, o por el contrario, se calla y considera que la orientación sexual es algo tan privado que realmente no existe razón alguna de mencionarlo en la vida cotidiana.

Las reacciones entre las personas que están alrededor de uno son muy variadas, algunos lo aceptan sin mayor complicación pero otros no; suelen llamarnos de todo tipo: rarito, lesbo, machorra, p-u-t-o, pato, puñal, maricón, mariposa, joto y sabrá Dios cuantas otras cosas se han inventado para cachetiarrnos con su odio y rechazo, yo diría, para mostrarnos su ignorancia.

En México existe un edificio que ahora es el Archivo Nacional de la Nación, este lugar anteriormente era ni mas ni menos que una cárcel con bastantes celdas; a un astuto se le ocurrió que todos los homosexuales deberían estar excluidos del resto de los prisioneros para evitar así que contagiaran con sus 'perversiones', fue por ello que se les colocó en un calabozo especial marcado con la letra 'J', todos les llamaban, 'los Jotos' y el término se difundió por los siglos de los siglos hasta nuestros tiempos.

Hace poco platicaba con una amiga sobre el caso del gobernador en Nueva Jersey que declaró públicamente ser homosexual. Ella, en un comentario natural y espontaneo dijo, 'A poco el señor es jotito', yo fruncí la ceja diciendo '¿!es que!?', 'Jotito, respondió... 'bueno, pa' que me entiendas, que se le cae la mano'. No tuve mas remedio que reír, comprendí entonces que en español la única palabra 'amigable' para referirse a alguien que se siente atraído hacia personas de su mismo sexo es 'Homosexual' -la cual debo confesar- en un principio me sonaba fría y sin sabor. Mi recomendación a ella fue, 'para que no te cueste tanto trabajo simplemente digamos que es gay', o guei como sería en nuestro idioma.

Con tanta desinformación allá afuera, salir del clóset no es tarea facial, pero una vez que lo haces la vida da un giro total, respiras, te quitas un costal de encima, yo diría que hasta contribuyes a erradicar la homofóbia. Quien te quiere, te acepta, y quien no, pues con la pena.

Salgamos o no del clóset, siempre sabremos que somos gays y que, por mas tratamientos y promesas que hagamos, moriremos siendo homosexuales. Además, el que no salga del clóset tiene que saber que su único premio será una lápida que diga: '!Sufrió, se sacrificó, nunca probó!' y entonces si, ya ni hablar si le llaman el marica.

Información sobre la comunidad latina GLBT en: 'Homofrecuencia', se transmite todos los lunes de 8 a 10 de la noche en Radio Arte 90.5 FM, Chicago. También puedes escucharlo en vivo a través de la internet en la pagina: www.radioarte.org .

ivanukor@yahoo.com


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