One of the joys for QUEERGURU having a home base in Miami as the city doesn’t talk about its sheer diversity but it never ever stops been proud of it . Next week sees one of our favorite annual events Celebrate ORGULLO which is one part LGBTQ Pride and one part Latinx Realness. and … Continue reading
Miami is finally joining the national June “Pride Month” calendar with the Inaugural Pride Music Festival in the city’s Wynwood Arts District. To reflect the full spectrum diversity of the city, there will be live concert series, an extensive nonprofit community village, lip-synching battles, late-night DJs, large-scale art installations, and more. All proceeds raised will … Continue reading
Miami Beach’s iconic WINTER PARTY started 25 years ago with a muscle bound party right on the South Beach’s sands. Since then it has expanded into a week long extravagent event with with a jam-packed fun-seeking schedule all with the same theme : Party Hard. Whilst most of the rest of the country has … Continue reading
Now in its 4th year Miami’s GAY 8 has become the largesst LGBTQ Latino/Hispanic Street Festival in the US. Once a year it takes over SW 8th Street in the heart of the city’s Little Havana district and fills it the best Latino music, food and men (and women too). This multi-cultural diverse celebration of the community gets bigger and better each year, and QUEERGURU was there with our camera catching some of the fun on film.
The disarmingly charming Luis Santeiro the out American/Cuban writer who has managed to win over twenty EMMYS (so far), sat down with QUEERGURU to talk about his new Cabaret Show From The Shower To The Stage. He’s found his singing voice and with Musical Director Paul Greenwood weaves some of his favorite sings with a wealth of stories about his fascinating life.
One of his grandfathers was a President of Cuba but the whole family had to leave the country when the Regime confiscated all their businesses and properties. Looking back now at when he arrived in Miami at the tender age of 12, Santeiro’ s memories are positive images of both his old and new lifes.
His first big break came when he became the head writer of ¿Qué Pasa, USA?, a groundbreaking bilingual sitcom set in Miami’s Cuban exile community that traced the lives of three generations of Cubans trying to make it in their new homeland. It won Santeiro his very first Emmy too.
His main claim to fame is the past 40 years as a writer on the iconic children’s show SESAME STREET which has always been known for its progressive thinking on educating and entertaining children. We naturally had to ask if Bert and Ernie are gay, and Santeiro spilt the beans.
Santeiro is also a very successful playwright, and we finished the interview talking about his latest play that is due to premiere in Miami in the Fall .