They performed an exorcism to cure your of his homosexuality.

They performed an exorcism to cure your of his homosexuality.

The find it difficult to become queer and in a machismo customs

Story by Albert Serna Jr. and Adolfo Tigerino

Pressured onto a college shuttle just like the time stumbled on a finish on a Thursday in 2005, Josue was actually terrified and unstable precisely what the potential held for him along with his companions. Chaperons from the tight Latino Pentecostal church got out all methods of communications so that they comprise almost taken out of people. Coming to a ranch in nowhere underneath the cover of darkness, the kids had been forced into individual areas. Everyday these people were made to hope and denounce their own sex. It was believed that the teens have demons controlling them. And, before he had been permitted to be “cured,” the afraid 17-year-old was held straight down against his will while a few anyone screamed in tries to speak with the alleged demons within.

For Josue Velasquez, now 26, the thought of getting homosexual and Latino wouldn’t sit better together with spiritual mommy. She upheld a standard of masculinity known as machismo that conflicted making use of person Velasquez are. During the Latino customs there clearly was a belief that guys must be hyper-masculine, domineering, regulating, and without having the tiniest clue of womanliness. Continue reading “They performed an exorcism to cure your of his homosexuality.”