Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Thank You!

So I'm sitting at the desk trying to figure out exactly what I can write about. In just that instant, the email below comes into my inbox:


I have been reading your blog for a few months now, and I want to thank you for that window into my country. I left the DR in 1980, and I rarely visit. My last two years there I was going to clubs and having some fun, but I eventually wanted to have a gay life that was more than dancing and tricking, and I really needed some privacy. Santo Domingo used to be such a small city, and it was quite claustrophobic. The attitudes toward gay people didn't help either. I was a member of the National Choir briefly, and I remember some of the members making fun of Manuel Rueda (a great poet, musician, in any other country would have been a national treasure) justbecause he was gay. I have loved living in the United States, but I do miss my roots, and the men seem to have gotten more beautiful and more relaxed about their sexuality (the late 70's were not pretty, I tell you). Anyway, Ihave rambled enough. I just wanted to say thanks for the lifeline. Have a great day.

Ramon Figueroa
Department of Modern Languages
Millsaps College
Jackson, Mississippi

Thank you, Professor Figueroa for making my day!

I hope to have some other items and photos up later today.



CLOAKED said...

That was nice of Ramon Figueroa to say those kind words... It's ture Anthony, you give a special service to all in your writings.

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Diandra said...

Wow, that was powerful!! And I'm so sorry to hear about Ronnie. I asked about him when I was there a few months back back... that's really sad. On a brighter note... MORE PHOTOS!!

Anonymous said...

What a kewl letter.