Peru – Lima City and Lake Titicaca

Peruvian territory was home to the ancient Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821,

Argentina – Buenos Aires

Argentina is the second largest country in South America by land area, and eighth in the world. Its continental area is 2,766,890 km2 (1,068,302 sq mi), between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. Argentina has the highest Human Development Index level and the second

Gay Varieties in Bolivia

Intro: Catholic Bolivia is a difficult country in which to express lesbigay truth. Newly met friends there described to me their hidden lives and feelings in the face of strong religious prejudice, political disdain, family honor and macho military opposition. Following the first story about Daniel is a second short correspondence with a gay American living in Bolivia for a year; he describes his experience of trying to integrate with local gays in La Paz.

Gay Brazil

Homosexuality in Brazil: Two Stories
(1) A long candid talk with author James N. Green who wrote Beyond Carnival,–“a story of how gays found a way to survive in a society laced with petty prejudices, stereotypes, and violence. In the midst of it all, they managed to create lives for themselves that were full of passion, pain, love, happiness, and a bit of drama.”

(2) This is followed by personal comments by a native gay Brazilian who says “The laws here are very fair towards gays… gays and straights live freely with each other.”

Gay Argentina–Buenos Aires: La Vida Buena

By Mark Chesnut August, 2005 Passport Magazine Two to Tango The handsome young man pressed close to the older gentleman on Florida Street, their feet carefully intertwined, their hands clasped together. The music seemed to dictate precisely their every move. The young man’s steady gaze was focused, passionate, as he countered each step his companion