The story of three young men that open up their lives to the public and share their stories of identity search and emotional development. Each of the subjects will portray a slice of the diverse ethnicities, personalities, and cultures that can be found in the city. By way of film, these individuals will seek to define what it means to be a gay Latino: touching upon the issues of the categorization of society at large, marginalization of political rights, religious affliction to conservative beliefs, cultural binaries between American and Latino ideologies, and emotional confusion from forces within the gay lifestyle itself.
Artsy and bohemian, Alex Aldana, a downtown LA hipster and Mexican immigrant will confront and overcome his fears of emotional rejection, loneliness, and heartbreak by sharing his problems with his teenagers at work and engaging in relationships with other men.
Post-Berkley undergrad, Brian Pacheco, a family oriented Salvadorian activist, searches for meaning, direction and career-driven stability as he deals with issues of emotional instability by coming out to his mother and sister. He finds direction by facing his fears of coming out and associating with other people.
Having been almost murdered by his younger brother for coming out to his family, Carlos Gomez, turns to silence with his sexual identity. He deals with issues of drug usage and attempts to get away from the “hood life” which he has been trapped into because of his upbringing. His love life with other gangster type of guys bring meaning to his life.
Al Ballesteros -Adelante Magazine
Ari Gutiérrez, M.B.A. – Activist/ Co-Chair, Latino Equality Alliance
Bamby Salcedo, Project Coordinator for the Transgender Harm Reduction Project with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Ernie Pearl – Los Angeles Resident Club DJ
Eddy F. Alvarez, Ph.D. Candidate - Chicana/o and Latina/o immigrant queer cultures, identities, sexualities and histories
Homero Del Pino, Ph.D – Philosophy in the Theories of Action
Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, Ph.D - Queer Latino/a History
John Perez – Speaker of the CA assembly
Lola – Club Promoter/ Club Papi
Richard T. Rodriguez, Ph.D – History of Consciousness
Roland Palencia – xQsí Magazine/ Community Consultant and Activist