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Mundo De-mente: FIN
by Iván Torrijos
2005-12-01

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Hoy Chicago es ya uno de mis capítulos más queridos y aunque se que es un pasado muy reciente se siente muy distante; tal vez porque le extraño. Ese lugar fue testigo de una etapa que transformó mi vida, me enseño que los sueños se pueden cumplir sin importar el lugar que habites en el planeta.

En esta ocasión simplemente quiero despedirme, decir gracias. Hace cuatro años viaje sin siquiera pensar que estaría ahí todo ese tiempo, sin imaginar que cada momento y experiencia me harían mas resistente para confrontar una vida que antes parecía gris y que ahora es solo de colores, sí, como esa bandera que seguramente tu también ondeas con orgullo no solo en un desfile gay, sino simbólicamente cada vez que alguien pretende hacerte creer que en la vida solo hay una forma de pensar y de amar.

Resulta increíble descubrir como unas horas y un avión nuevamente lo cambian todo. Ahora que estoy de regreso en casa me doy cuenta de que por el momento mi lugar es aquí, que en este instante me apetece disfrutar a mi familia pero sobre todo a mi país.

Tan solo en los pocos días de haber llegado puedo ver que la ciudad esta viva, no importa que los medios de comunicación la asesinen todos los días, he escuchado que el corazón le late fuerte, lo he descubierto tan solo al caminar por las calles que hierven de gente abrumada que se desgañota la laringe ofreciendo recuerditos, artesanías o esos dulces revolcados en chile en polvo que en ningún otro lado saben igual.

Me he percatado también de que hay un buen de negocios norteamericanos que con todo y todo lo nice que se vean, no le ganan a los puestos de tacos, tortas y tamales a las afueras del metro -que debo confesar me cuesta trabajo visitar de regreso, aunque ya mi hermano se ha encargado de antojarme con el tradicional sonido, mmmm, deeelicioso- Es nuestra comida la dieta 'T', patrimonio de la humanidad.

También encontré que ya vamos progresando y ahora tenemos algo que se llama Metro-bus, es el que vino a reemplazar a los microbuses suicidas que como alma que lleva el chamuco recorrían Avenida Insurgentes sin piedad, este sistema es genial y te permite ver a una ciudad fresca en esa área que luce muy bien, con sus parques, restaurantes y toda la cosa.

Pero lo mejor que observo de primera instancia es que la diversidad sexual se aferra y se hace presente, el boys town de aquí esta cañon, mucha juventud se alza de frente, se abraza y se besa; la moda y el glamur se hacen presentes también. En el metro hay carteles con teléfonos para reportar la discriminación por orientación sexual y, ayer mientras visitaba una institución de gobierno pude leer que en la puerta de sus baños se leía: 'Unisex y algo más...'

El tiempo se vuelve nuestro aliado. Han pasado infinidad de años pero hora ya nadie puede negarnos, en cada rincón del planeta algo nuevo florece y no hay marcha atrás. Sigan construyendo y conquistando terrenos. Disfruten mucho esa maravillosa ciudad de los vientos pero tampoco se aferren, dejen que ese mismo viento les transporte a lugares del pasado y a otros fabulosos que pueden estar ahí en la imaginación. El tiempo es amigo porque engrandece, pero también juega y se divierte porque parece ir lento cuando va veloz, y si no lo creen tan solo vean el calendario, ya es diciembre otra vez.

Éxito, adiós, todo valió la pena, hasta siempre...

ivanukor@yahoo.com

Brazilian gays

stage kiss-in

Hundreds of gays staged a kiss-in outside Brazil's Congress Nov. 8 after a TV network censored a widely anticipated kiss between two male characters on the popular TV series 'América.'

Brazilian media said the kiss was filmed but the Globo network axed it in the final edit. It would have been the first same-sex kiss in Brazilian television history.

Tens of millions of additional viewers watched the series' season finale after advance media coverage of the kiss between rancher's son Júnior and farmhand Zeca reached fever pitch.

A Globo spokesperson said the kiss was cut because the program airs at 8 p.m.


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