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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Fiery!

Fire land all right and with a reason. In a country where hearts (and minds?) beat to the tune of the Catholic Church, a special decree granted by the governor of Tierra del Fuego allowing two gay men to get married must be causing cardiac arrest.

Let’em die. Times are a-changing and it is high time the establishment came to the realization that people’s hearts matter and if they choose to lock strings with another of the same-sex, who are we to say otherwise?

Luckily, in that part of the Earth, some enlightened souls have already initiated changes. Gay marriage, said the Governor Fabiana Ríos, is "an important advance in human rights and social inclusion". Sure is.

That the couple should choose the heels of the hemisphere for the big day is very telling. “Alejandro Freyre, 39, and Jose Maria Di Bello, 41, tied the knot in a civil ceremony in the southern city of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego province.” (BBC)

Little do they know that their marriage is going to have a domino effect with an upsurge of change from the Tierra del Fuego all the way up to Alaska, and help me in my geographical knowledge, even reaching the remotest of villages on top of the planet. Let us keep our fingers crossed. Brothers and sisters north of the Rio Grande need it. And by the way, we, in the pampas, too.

The video on BBC


  1. Yes, my friend, we north og the Rio Grande do need it. Good news is always welcome. And plus, those boys are very cute!

  2. It's great to see this kind of support in a highly Catholic region. Up north, we're "ruled" by the Christian Right Wingnuts, who pull every-Christian's panties in a knot in order to push there own agenda of hate. It's very cool to see that some Catholics aren't buying it and are truly following the teachings of Jesus, rather than the Wingnut hate mongers we have planted firmly in the USA. I look forward to the domino effect crossing that Grand River and landing deep in the heart of Texas!

  3. Howard, I agree. You must see them on the BBC video. Stan, it is going to be an all-consuming flame sweeping the lands above Mexico. I read today that Hugo Chavez in Venezuela is all for LGBT rights. There is hope. Pockets of hope.