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qv23 Table of Contents

The Papi Issue

It is with great pleasure that we present the new issue of qvMagazine—The Papi Issue! This is an issue that has been a long time in the making and which we feel has great importance in our lives. qvReaders across the country have united to put this issue together. It’s one that we can all be proud of...and one that can serve as a valuable resource for all dads—QV and straight.

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Justice Moreno

Tidbits of news, views, and politics-from in and around the qvCommunity.

  • Califas’ New Latino Justice! Justice Carlos R. Moreno was sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of California on October 18, 2001, following his nomination by Governor Gray Davis.
  • qvStaffer Makes Out 100: Luna Luis Ortiz, a longtime qvMagazine photographer, and Shawn Atkins have been chosen as part of the 2002 “Out 100” for their work in producing an HIV awareness public service announcement directed towards QV youth of color.
  • Are QV Parents Better? New study shows that QV couples make good parents.
  • They Said What? Latino celebrities like Nicholas Gonzalez and John Leguizamo talk to qvMagazine about the Latino Community!

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Artwork by
Hector Silva

Art By Hector
--Interview by qvStaff Roldán
Hector Silva is a very talented Latino artist. Originally from Jalisco, Mexico, he came to the U.S. when he was 17 years old not knowing he had a talent for drawing. But in the ensuing years, Hector has drawn the attention of the art world with his distinct pencil drawings that range from celebrity portraits to erotic masterpieces. qvMagazine spoke with Hector about his incredible talent.

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Blu Cantrell

True Blu
--Interview by Luther Orrick-Guzman
Her R&B anthem “Hit ‘em up Style” recently hit #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Judging by the other incredible tracks on her debut album, “So Blu,” it looks singer Blu Cantrell will have many more hits to come. qvMagazine spoke with the sexy young starlet about her first gigs as a musician, her goals for the future, and about her many QV fans and friends. So give it up for Blu Cantrell!

“I’ve heard of your magazine!” Blu giggles as she begins her interview. So I start by explaining how “Hit ‘Em Up Style” may end up becoming a QV anthem. She starts to giggle and says, “Oh, easily! Yes! (laughing) I know! Most of my friends are QV men! They think it’s fabulous and they love it!” ....

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DJ Barney

DJ Spotlight: DJ Barney in da House
--Interview by qvStaff
One of the busiest deejays in the Los Angeles Latino club scene is DJ Barney. This incredibly talented Mexican/Filipino deejay, who was born and raised in the city of Bakersfield, California, spins the best in house and hip-hop four nights a week at four of LA’s hottest nightclubs. qvMagazine spoke with Barney after a crazy Saturday night of spinning at Pasadena’s Club Crave at Copa Nightclub.

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Saul Hernandez

Like A Jaguar
--Photography & interview by Luther Orrick-Guzman
One of the most respected bands in the Rock en Español music genre is the group Jaguares. They are respected because of their groundbreaking rock rhythms and deeply poetic lyrics. Currently, this super group is in the middle of a red hot North American tour to promote their latest critically acclaimed album entitled, “Cuando La Sangre Galopa.” qvMagazine spoke with the band’s drummer Alfonso Andre about the group’s music, the challenges of touring, and how they reacted to the events of September 11...

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Ozomatli members
Raul & “Wil Dog”.

--Photo & interview by Luther Orrick-Guzman
Ozomatli is a rock group whose members are of various ethnicities including Black, Chicano, Cuban, Japanese, Jewish, and Filipino. Their distinct Afro-Latin influenced sound has earned them a barrage of fans and their latest album, “Embrace the Chaos” has skyrocketed to the top of Billboard Magazine’s Latin Albums chart. qvMagazine spoke with the band’s guitarist Raul Pacheco and bassist “Wil Dog” Abers...

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Model: Julio

Chill Out, Dad...Being QV Ain’t No Big Deal!
--Photo by Luther Orrick-Guzman
Dads can sometimes be hard to please in general! And when you’re QV...whew! Can you imagine having a conversation with him about that? Well, in our latest qvSurvey, you did, so to speak! Given the chance, here’s what YOU would want to tell your father about what it means to be a homosexual. So come on dads, loosen up—and listen to what your QV sons have to tell you!

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Feature Stories

The Rodriguez family (l to r): Andrina, Victor, Jesse & Andrew.

Tying the Knot...Latino Style!
Two Latino Men Fall in Love and Decide to Share their Lives Together--Forever!
-- Interview by qvStaff Roldán
Getting married is one of the greatest commitments two people can make. For San Jose, California, couple Jesse and Victor Rodriguez that decision became a reality a few months ago on September 15, 2001 when the couple took the plunge and got married in front of their friends, their families—and their two children! Yes, Jesse and Victor are the proud parents of 8-year-old Andrew and 7-year-old Andrina. qvMagazine spoke with Victor about meeting his life partner, Jesse, and what it feels like getting married to somebody who has kids.

"When you meet someone who has children, you have to be ready for that. If you’re committing to someone with children, you have to know it’s a whole package deal. It’s not just you and your partner and the kids are on the side. You got to love your partner and his children, also. For me, I don’t even consider myself a step-parent. I consider myself as their real father...."

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Sal Sandoval, Jr., and his father, Sal Sr.

A Father's Support
A Straight Latino Father Shows His Love When His Son Comes Out to Him.
-- By qvStaff Roldán
One of the scariest things that many of us Latinos face is the thought of coming out to our parents—particularly our dads. In our culture, fathers are seen as the macho patriarch who surely couldn’t accept QV people. At least, that’s how many of us think. In this intriguing story, you are about to meet one father who has not only accepted his son, but is comfortable enough to talk about it.

Sal, Sr., remembers the day when his oldest son, Sal, Jr., came out to him. Sal, Sr. recalls, “He was very quiet. He looked at me and said, ‘Dad, I’m QV.’ At first, I thought he was joking. He was only 12 years old. But he wasn’t, and it was kind of hard. I went to work, and for three days, I didn’t really know where I was. I was kind of like in La-La Land. Not here, but not there. It took me three days to really settle my head down and try to understand him. I was really hurt. I was so hurt that I didn’t know if I wanted to cry or just lock myself in a closet and not see anybody. That’s the kind of feeling I had.” ...

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Oscar Gutierrez with his children
(l-r): Luis, Alicia, and Oscar

A Dallas Dad
A Latino Talks About the Challenges and Triumphs of Being a True Father.
-- By qvStaff Roldán
Having children is a huge responsibility for anyone. And when you’re a QV dad, those responsibilities and the pressure placed upon you are even greater. 26-year-old Dallas resident Oscar Gutierrez is the father of three children and is QV. He has stepped up to the plate to talk to us about the challenges and rewards that come along with being a QV parent.

"I want them (my kids) to be open-minded and to know that we (QVs) are out there. I think one of the hardest things is to try to keep the kids from being closed-minded. I guess I want my kids to accept me the way I am..."

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qvAdvice Columns

Astrolo-V: The fierce La Chicharona reveals what the stars have in store for you!
Hey Chulos! It’s getting colder these days, and my teeth are ch-ch-ch-chattering away! So what I gotta do is find me a nice papi chulo, who’ll keep me warm at night, and hold me tight—que rico! Get the picture? So what’s going on with you? How is your man treating ya? Is he the firme papi chulo you’ve always dreamed of? Don’t know? Well, sit back and relax...and let me dig into your future and see what the stars have in store for you. Read on...
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Dear Papi: Boyfriend troubles getting you down? Let your dear 'ol Papi help you out.
THE PAPI IS IN! Can you believe it’s been four years since I started giving you advice and helping you in any way I can. It’s been great and as always, I’m here to talk to you! So whatever is on your mind, even if it’s guy troubles, talk to me... [click here to read
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More sexy models! More surveys! More break-through stories! Plus, you get to see the Latinos in Da House section, music reviews, qvNation, and the list goes on and on! Get the Full Vibe at Barnes & Noble or at Tower Records--or Click here to get a Free issue!

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