I propose the term transloca as a useful vernacular critical intervention to account for the intersection of space, geography, and sexuality in their work and lived experience. This essay brings together three distinct yet intersecting concerns: a vision of Puerto Rican culture constituted as a translocal phenomenon marked by migration as a social phenomenon and diaspora as a series of interlinked communities ; a queer of color analysis of Puerto Rican and Nuyorican or DiaspoRican culture, particularly as constituted in relation to class, gender, race, and sexuality; and finally, the study of particular manifestations of contemporary Puerto Rican theater and performance, specifically ones that engage male-to-female transvestism or drag. The fact that the Puerto Rican transnation, seen as a socio-political and cultural sphere, extends well beyond the territorial confines of the Caribbean to include the diaspora, principally but not exclusively located in the United States and historically with the greatest concentration in the metropolitan area of New York, has become more widely accepted in recent times.
Featherweight Orlando Cruz, a Puerto Rican Olympian and a fringe contender as a professional fighter, has done something unusual in boxing, or in any professional sport: He has publicly announced he is gay. Cruz, 31, the first openly gay fighter, released a statement in which he called himself a "proud gay man. Cruz9 KOsa pro since Decemberlost back-to-back fights in and '10, getting knocked out in the fifth round by Cornelius Lock and then in the third round by Daniel Ponce De Leon, who won a world featherweight title on Sept.
Kevin Fret, a Puerto Rican social media star who billed himself as the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was fatally shot in San Juan early Thursday, according to the police and local news reports. Fret, 25, was riding on a motorcycle in the Santurce neighborhood at about a. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
CNN -- A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a year-old Puerto Rican man found Friday decapitated, dismembered and partially burned, police said Tuesday. Members of the U. Guayama prosecutor Jose Bermudez identified the suspect as Juan A. Martinez,
There are an estimated 1. Most live on the West Coast and in the Southwest, where there are larger populations of Latinos, the report found. Cruz, who announced he was gay insaid everyone from his mother to boxing fans embraced the news — and him.
Orlando Cruz, the fifth ranked boxer in the world, had four friends that died in the June 12 shooting. Orlando Cruz, the first openly gay boxer, will be dedicating his upcoming July 15 fight to the victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, which claimed the lives of 49 people. Cruz, who lives in Puerto Rico with his partner, had four friends who died in the tragedy.
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Love and celebrations of love make it possible for activists to continue the fight for the dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT people both on the mainland and on the island. However, it is also not possible for LGBT parents to adopt their children in order to protect their parental rights after their Supreme Court ruling. The island's Justice Department decided to prosecute a hate crime against a gay man, but according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs violence against LGBT people increased between and
If truth be told, who knows what portion of PRs are gay? Is homophobia still extensive in PR families? Are there differences between attitudes of Boricuas on the mainland vs.
By Kayla Brantley For Dailymail. Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Ozuna has revealed that he was extorted by slain gay trap star Kevin Fret who threatened to release an explicit video of the star. Fret, 24, was the world's first openly gay Latin trap artist who was shot dead earlier this month while riding a motorcycle in Puerto Rico.