LGBTIQ+ Pride in Bolivia: a view from the indigenous and queer perspective

While the month of June hosts the celebration of LGBTIQ+ Pride in various parts of the world, in countries like Bolivia counter-hegemonic narratives circulate from being indian, cholo and queer.

By Roxana Baspineiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "For us, the fagot is a political statement that has to do with the redefinition of the insult, it is a political statement in the sense that the fag, the fagot, the maraco, all these insults that at some point are pejorative, are hurtful, they displace you, they assassinate you, you have to reverse the meaning, you have to resemantize it and you have to assume it politically," says Edgar Soliz Guzmán, activist and member of the Maricas Bolivia Movement.

The word 'gay' was installed in Bolivia in the 90s, it came . . .

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