Outsider Pictures
January 28, 2020

Guatemalan film José illuminates love in a difficult time & place as its star grapples with real-life immigration policy

So many cinematic stories that illuminate the LGBTQ experience in Mexico, Central and Latin America have been coming out this past year and it’s glorious to see. Joining them at the end of January, is “José,” the Guatemalan film, described as “a gripping, layered and beautifully honest story about one working class young man's struggle to find himself.” Among the honors bestowed on the film was the prestigious Queer Lion award at the Venice film festival in 2018. Unfortunately, its opening has been marred by the fact that the film’s star, newcomer Enrique Salanic, has not received permission to travel the U.S. which the film’s distributor, Outsider Pictures, calls unfair and an example of political bias.

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¡Aguas! Aristemo is back, MasterChef Latino’s Gay Contestants, and Outfest! to catch on TV!

LGBTQ Latinx folks have had a few things to watch as of late, in both English and Spanish, including several segments for Pride month, including one on the history of Stonewall and profiles of LGBTQ Latinx leaders on the popular morning show Despierta América, by reporter Luis Sandoval. Two gay contestants were part of Telemundo’s MasterChef Latino cast – Dennis Escalante and Javier Seañez. You can catch the show on Sunday or at On the show, both chefs shared their experiences as gay men.

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