mexico

‘Being homosexual is just having the preference to be with the same sex but to be gay is to be involved in it politically’

“Being homosexual is just having the preference to be with the same sex but to be gay is to be involved in it politically, which most people don’t want to do. [… Some people] don’t consider themselves gay, but will have relations with the same sex one night and go back and have relations with someone of the opposite sex the next night. Many times, these individuals are not being safe, and they aid in the spread (of) HIV and AIDS.” —Manuel Herrera, a GLBT activist with Amnesty International, on the state of being gay in Mexico City, where a community flourishes in the Zona Rosa (“pink zone”) [KCS]