Saturday, 10 October 2015

Latin America: Gracias Por Todo, La Burguesía

The “pink peso” is behind a string of new businesses, restaurants and bars. Gay tourism is on the rise. And tolerance has a tendency to grow. In some places, the LGBT community has spread its wings to call itself LGBTTTI: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Trans-sexual, Transvestite and Intersexual (having both male and female physical characteristics).

Backing for gay rights is still largely a middle-class phenomenon. In a deeply unequal region, its champions are mostly the urban and globalised types who equate it with modernity. The young also tend to be more tolerant than their parents...

Homosexuals still meet powerful official resistance. In the poorer parts of Brazil, Mexico and elsewhere they sometimes face terrible violence. But their sexuality transcends social divisions. Middle-class though most activists are, the change in attitudes is sure to spread ever more widely.

The Economist.

But what did you you expect them to argue?


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    1. I was using the ancient Aztec term - have changed it as it clearly confuses simpletons. x