Friday, July 3, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mala Mala Opening Today at IFC Center in New York City


Congratulations to directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, to director of cinematography Adam Uhl and to the entire cast and crew of the Puerto Rican transgender documentary Mala Mala for the premiere today at the IFC Center in New York City! ¡Felicidades!



Sophia Voines

Ivana Fred

Queen Bee Ho'

Samantha Close

Queen Bee Ho'

April Carrión

Alberic Prados/Zahara Montiere

Zahara Montiere

Alberic Prados/Zahara Montiere

Bárbara Santiago Solla aka Soraya

Paxx Caraballo Moll
Denise 'Sandy' Rivera

Thursday, June 25, 2015

HOMENAJE: Tribute to Miguel Algarin, CHULO Undewear & Amer I Can by Ricardo Muñiz (Coquí Chulo)

HOMENAJE: A Tribute to Miguel Algarín
Sometimes you come across a new artist without fully grasping the full range of his or her work and the great affinity that exists between you and them! That happened to me in May when I met Ricardo Muñiz at the Loisaida Center during LoisaidaFest, where he was showing his fantastic HOMENAJE series. Little could I have imagined that he is also a major NYC gay scene photographer and video maker!

Ricardo's traveling exhibit HOMENAJE features a series of 17" by 11" horizontal posters celebrating outstanding Nuyorican figures, including legendary poet and founder of the Nuyorican Poet's Café Miguel Algarín, writers/poets Nicholasa Mohr, Dr. Nancy Mercado, Dr. Myrna Nieves and Jesús Papoleto Meléndez; opera singer Eva de la O; musicians Johnny Colón, Bobby Sanabria and Orlando Marín; artists Marcos Dimas and Nitza Tufiño; activists Teresa Santiago, Sery Colón and Jaime Estades; choreographers Merián Soto and Arthur Aviles; boxer Carlos Ortiz; and businesswoman and restauranteur Adela Fargas, owner of the legendary Casa Adela in NYC's Loisaida (Lower East Side).

Check out Ricardo's essay HOMENAJE: The Traveling Exhibit and a Tribute to Miguel Algarin in CENTRO Voices, where he tells a hilarious and sexy story about hanging out with our poet laureate Miguel Agarín! Ricardo's tale reminds us why all lovers of poetry with interests in gay and bisexual topics should go back and read Algarín!

Speaking about sexy, make sure to also see Ricardo's blog Coqui Chulo, which features a lot of his photography, including numerous images of models wearing CHULO underwear! You can even purchase CHULO Puerto Rican Flag Sport Boxers! Proceeds benefit community based organizations that help marginalized youth. Visit www.chulounderwear.nyc!

CHULO Underwear, Puerto Rican Flag Sport Boxer

Ricardo has also directed a video titled AMER I CAN, a fascinating counterpoint to Tato Laviera's AmeRícan. As the AMER I CAN's YouTube page indicates, "Puerto Rican poetic pride is celebrated in this work by Ricardo Muñiz. Come celebrate the real meaning of "I CAN" and the true diverse make up of our AMERICAN people as told poetically and rhythmically across the luscious landscape of skin. Edited by Joe Kavitski. Music by Jose Henriquez. Originally published in NEXT Magazine and originally performed by Sery Colon at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!). Featuring in order of appearance: Rico King, Omar Mohran, Joe Kavitski, Marcos Soto, Carlos Sotelo, Tamala DeJesus, Cinderella Marin, Roman Anthony, Mariah Acevedo, and Neftaly Tejada." Enjoy!





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Extramuros: Desbordes de lo homoerótico (Cuba)

Cubierta y contracubierta del número 38 de Extramuros: Desbordes de lo homoerótico
coeditado por Norge Espinosa Mendoza​ en Cuba. (Imagen: 
Eduardo Hernández)

Desbordes de lo homoerótico: Revista Extramuros número 38. En saludo al 28 de junio, Día del Orgullo Gay que conmemora la revuelta del Bar Stonewall Inn de New York que dio inicio a la batalla por el reconocimiento a los derechos de las personas homosexuales en 1969, la revista Extramuros presenta su número 38 con un dossier dedicado al tema “Desbordes de lo Homoerótico”.

La revista acoge un número de artículos y ensayos que repasan el estado del arte y la literatura cubana dedicada al tema del homoerotismo desde diversos puntos de vista. Víctor Fowler, Zaida Capote, una cronología sobre el tema preparada por Norge Espinosa, textos de Mae Roque, Félix Hangelini, Miguel Ángel Fraga y Yoandy Cabrera, entre otros; se combinan con la gráfica del pintor, grabador y fotógrafo Eduardo Hernández, sobre cuya obra ha escrito para esta entrega Claudio Sotolongo Menéndez. La revisión de los aportes del primer Curso de Literatura Cubana LGBT, organizado por Fowler y Espinosa en La Habana durante el 2014, apuntala varias de estas páginas.

La entrega, además, incluye en otra zona de la revista un homenaje al poeta Eliseo Diego, a 20 años de su fallecimiento, así como reseñas literarias y promoción del arte y la cultura en la capital. El número será presentado por la periodista e investigadora Martha María Ramírez, en la librería Alma Mater, (Infanta esquina a San Lázaro, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba) el sábado 27 de junio a las 2 de la tarde.


Lola von Miramar, Arroz con Pollo, Feb. 7, 2015

AND IT'S A WRAP!

Filming the Feast of Fun's Cooking with Drag Queens: How to Make Arroz con Pollo episode for season one! Make sure to subscribe to their YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/feastoffun.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Weimar Portrait of Lola von Miramar by Otto Dix (1926)


An early Weimar portrait of Lola von Miramar. Hallucination inspired by #CantBelieveYouRalph (@rrraaalllppphhh) aka A. R. “Ralph” Vázquez-Concepción. Any resemblance to Sylvia von Harden is purely intentional.