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Edwardo
EDWARDO - SANTIAGO ECHEVERRY Title: Edwardo
Year: 2009
Duration: 3'30"
Type: Video Art / Video Performance

Make Up: Kelly Polk
Camera: Christian Perkins
Assistant: Dennis Hooten
Production and DP: Gregg Perkins
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My latest Avatar as a performance artist is EDWARDO, an illegal alien working and trying to survive in the very intolerant 'South of America': the Bible Belt. In this territory ruled by hate and homophobia, that has caused a surge in violence and suicides in the land of the free - The United States - the most visible response a gay man can have is laughter and humor. Edwardo, a simple blue collar, broken-hearted, illegal alien tries to make a difference exploring his feminine side, incarnating a torch song performer. With recent legal and violent actions against the Gay and Lesbian community in countries such as Russia and Uganda, it is important to give a voice of support to my fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot keep our mouths shut anymore.

Link: La crudeza de la sociedad expuesta en Videodrama - elcomercio.com


EDWARDO at the National Performance Network Conference, Tampa Dec 10th, 2011
Photos by Michael Snyder michaelsnyder.us










From WikiPedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pink_Swastika

"The Pink Swastika is a book by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams. The authors argue that alleged homosexuality found in the Nazi Party contributed to the extreme militarism of Nazi Germany. The title of the book, as well as the book itself, is a spin-off from a book by Richard Plant called The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals, a book detailing homophobia in the Nazi Party and the gay victims of the Holocaust. Lively and Abrams also take up the subject of Nazism in America and discuss the Boy Scouts. The links between certain Muslims and Nazi Germany are also investigated. The book claims that many leaders in the German Nazi regime, including Adolf Hitler himself, were homosexual and claims eight of the top ten serial killers in the US were homosexuals.

Erik N. Jensen regards the authors' linkage of homosexuality and Nazism as the recurrence of a "pernicious myth", originating in 1930s attacks on Nazism by Socialists and Communists and "long since dispelled" by "serious scholarship". Jensen sees the book as coming about in "the aftermath of an Oregon measure to repeal gay rights". Dorthe Seifert cites it as a response to increasing awareness of Nazi persecution of homosexuals. Christine L. Mueller argues that the historical record does not support Abrams' assertions.

The book has also been criticized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as untrue.
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