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“I’m like Jessica Alba,” Danny Noriega, dressed in drag as Adore Delano, told a crowded gay club in San Francisco last weekend. “The Mexican skipped a generation.”
Already on its sixth season, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a vehicle for some of the fiercest drag queens all over the world looking to become bone fide superstars. So it’s no surprise that more than just a few Latina drag queens have sashayed their way in front of RuPaul to prove they have the look, the talent and the mascara to come out on top, or at least to go on reality TV without losing their wigs. Although a Latina drag queen has yet to win the big enchilada, their peers have crowned several of these ladies “Miss Congeniality.”
HBO's Looking wrapped up its first season earlier this month, leaving us with the most bittersweet and three-dimensional portrayal of a gay biracial relationship on television since… well, ever. The show centers on Patrick (played by Jonathan Groff), an uptight game designer "looking" for a relationship; he eventually falls in lust with Richie (played by Raul Castillo), a scruffy Mexican barber with a tendency to play the bass to Maná songs while naked in bed. What could go wrong?
Earlier this year, a scientific paper titled In Defense of Parenthood cited data suggesting that being a parent makes people happier. Claro, that makes sense.