They performed an exorcism to cure him of his homosexuality.

They performed an exorcism to cure him of his homosexuality.

The find it difficult to be queer and in a machismo culture

Facts by Albert Serna Jr. and Adolfo Tigerino

Forced onto a college bus due to the fact time came to a conclusion on a Thursday in 2005, Josue was actually scared and unstable what the potential kept for your and his awesome friends. Chaperons through the tight Latino Pentecostal church took away all ways of correspondence so they really were almost removed from society. Reaching a ranch in the exact middle of no place within the cover of darkness, the kids happened to be required into different spaces. Every single day they were meant to pray and denounce their particular sexuality. It was thought that the adolescents have demons regulating them. And, before he was allowed to feel “cured,” the frightened 17-year-old occured down against his will likely while several men screamed in attempts to consult the alleged demons within.

For Josue Velasquez, now 26, the idea of getting homosexual and Latino didn’t remain better together with spiritual mom. She kept a standard of masculinity known as machismo that conflicted using individual Velasquez was. […]