Adventure Issue cover model is Angel, a Mexican-American
who was born and raised in Los Angeles. His hobbies include
camping, hiking, playing video games, and especially drawing.
He says, I love drawing comic illustrations. Ive
been drawing since I was a little kid.
also enjoys all kinds of moviesparticularly horror
flicks. And music-wise, he likes R&B.
he seems to be the adventurous type of guy. He explains,
I want to skydive, I want to bungee jump. I like
everything thats adventurous.
there is one thing that he wont do, its step
foot in the ocean. He explains, I dont know,
I just dont like getting into something that I cant
seetouching things at the bottom. I just cant.
his handsome looks, Angel remains humble. He explains,
Im really a quiet guy. Im a family man.
My family means everything to memy mom, my dad,
my sister. They come first. Even my little boywhos
8 years old.
continues, I used to party a lot, but now Im
a changed person. Now Im looking forward to the
what does Angel look for in a partner? He says, I
like a strong mansomeone who knows what he wants
and who can take care of business.
Photo by David Gil
to the Adventure Issue! This high-octane issue is dedicated
to showing Latinos who like to push the boundaries
and live on the edge. Youll see Latinos doing
things you never thought we could doand going places
you never thought we would go.
course, when we see images of QVs in the media, we usually
dont see us as a courageous group of people. However,
there is a whole other world of QVs out there who are
involved in sports and other crazy activities. From bungee
jumping and skydiving to skiing and surfing, we can be
a daring group of individuals! And in this issue of qvMagazine,
well explore just what we, particularly Latinos,
are doing to make our lives daring and exciting...
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of news, views, and politics-from in and around the qvCommunity.
Panel Gives Okay for QVs to Adopt.
of Census Reveals New Finding About Latinos in the U.S.
QV Pride Time!
QV pride events to take place across the nation.
Rosie O'Donnell, Will & Grace, and George Lopez
Latino celebrities like Jacob Vargas and Jose Solano
talk to qvMagazine about the Latino Community!
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Cookie with a Bite!
Sizzling Singer Alana Davis Talks About
Her Unique Music.
--Interview by Brad Jacobson
Davis is somewhat of a rarity in the music industry. Signed
with a major label, she is one of the most independent
minded singers around with her acoustically driven fusion
of jazz and funk. That sound launched her into the mainstream
with her 1997 album Blame It On Me. Now, she
is back with a new album called Fortune Cookies
and a US tour. QV conducted a phone interview with Alana
as she was traveling around the country.
be you. Were all individuals. Theres a huge
pressure put on for you to conform, to fit in, to be cool
from such a young age that it can really hinder your actual
natural abilities. Were all put here for a reason
so embrace that. --Alana Davis
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Photo by Luther Orrick-Guzman
A Conversation with the star of "Piñero."
--Interview by Luther Orrick-Guzman
BENJAMIN BRATT is one of todays biggest Latino stars.
Since his break-out role on the hit NBC drama series,
Law & Order, he has gone on to play even
bigger roles in films such as Miss Congeniality
with Sandra Bullock, The Next Best Thing with
Madonna, and the Oscar-nominated film "Traffic."
Now, he is getting rave reviews for his lead performance
in the independent film Piñero, a film
which tells the story of the turbulent and creative life
of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright Miguel Piñero,
whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap
and hip-hop. qvMagazine spoke with Benjamin about this
intense film and about playing Miguel Piñero.
fact of the matter is, Miguel (Piñero) didnt
play the sexual identity politics game. To him, sex was
sex, whether it was with a man or a woman... I guarantee
that if you called him QV, hed probably stab you.
And yet, he was a practicing bisexual on a regular basis.
He was kind of complicated that way. Benjamin
by Marcus Acosta
on the Edge
Latino guys who dare to be different.
the world of sports, its rare to find Latinos involved
in anything other than baseball, boxing, or soccer. But
QV has found out that we Latinos do anything and everything.
In fact, many of us really like to live on the edge. Heres
what you told us when we asked you, Whats
is the most adventurous thing youve ever done?
most adventurous thing I did was I once went bungee jumping
and it felt great. You get this crazy ass rush to your
head and then your heart stops for a second when you feel
that its over, but its really just beginning.
Your trip back up makes your whole body numb. Its
22 years old, Los Angeles, CA
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Alexander Talks About His Life As a Latino Surfer.
--Interview By qvStaff Roldán
Latino surfer? Is there such a thing? Yes! Meet Michael
Alexander, a 21 year old Latino surfer, who enjoys
riding the waves off the Southern California beaches.
qvMagazine talked to him about how he got started in this
sport, what it means to be a surfer, and how he managed
to find a group of Latino surfers to surf with.
How did you find these other Latino surfers?
A: I found them in my neighborhood! (Laughs) I just went
out and got them. Most of them I met in high school and
when we got older, we just started surfing together. We
kind of knew about each other, but didnt say anything.
We were struggling by dating girls. Of course, we werent
into them, but we were just trying to fit in. And then
eventually, we came out to each other and ended up dating
each other (laughs)...
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Ramos Talks About What It Feels Like Flying Planes For
--Interview By qvStaff Roldán
Ramos life is flying highliterally! The Lancaster,
Pennsylvania native has a deep passion for flying airplanes
and being up in the sky. We spoke with Dennis about his
unusual hobby and about his adventures up in the friendly
being a pilot and being Latino and being QVyoud
figure the three dont mix. But Im sure there
are others out there. If anyone ever thinks about flying,
but they feel they dont have the right stuff, Id
tell them to go flying for one hour. Take an orientation
flight. Never feel that youre out of place because
youre Latino and QV. Pilots are their own breed
themselves. You dont have to be white just to fly.
If youre going to be a Latino and you say that
flying is not for you because of who you are and what
you do or the kind of life you live, nah, dont think
about that. Being a pilot is something anyone can do.
I think everyone should go out and get some experience
flying a plane." --Dennis Ramos
Edgar Rodriguez Talks About
His Life as a Police Sergeant and Coming Out.
--Interview by David Rodriguez
20 years, Edgar Rodriguez served on the New York City
police force, working his way up the ranks from a rookie
to a sergeant. Rodriguez, a Puerto Rican who has been
an outspoken advocate for QVs and minorities, spoke with
qvMagazine about his unique experiences as a Latino
police officer and about the impact that the September
11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, had on him.
encourage people, especially Latinos, to get involved
in the criminal justice system. To those people who are
Latino and QV, lesbian, or transgendered, I encourage
them to go into criminal justice. Its they who are
going to build that bridge and make it a safer place for
all of us. --Sgt. Edgar Rodriguez
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The fierce La Chicharona reveals what the stars have
in store for you!
HEY PAPA! Im almost there
a few more weeks, and Ill be ready for the beach.
Ive got my sexy bikini, golden tan, flat stomach,
and if you know me by now, I always have my bitchy attitude.
You got it, Ill be ready for all those cute brown
boyz walking in their shorts and no T-shirts. I love this
time of the year, and I get excited thinking about it!
And what about you? Will you be with that guy you like?
Will you win the lottery? Let me take a look into your
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Boyfriend troubles getting you down? Let your dear
'ol Papi help you out.
THE PAPI IS IN! Relationships are an intricate part of
life, but why are they so complicated? Sometimes, you
meet a really fine guy, who, unfortunately, turns out
to be a real jerk. And other times, you meet an average
looking guy, wholl turn out to be pretty cool. So
whatever is happening to you, let me know... [click
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