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A kiss:

A kiss:

By Abraham Meza López - Feb. 1st, 2024 Gay Guide Vallarta's 2024 Spring Print Edition ggv 24.1. A kiss started the chain of reactions that managed to separate them. Every day after school they hid inside an abandoned house and holding hands, they spent hours looking into each other's eyes, almost unable to believe that experiencing such intense love was possible,

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The Fleeting Man:

The Fleeting Man:

By Abraham Meza López - Dec. 1st, 2023 Gay Guide Vallarta's 2023 Winter Print Edition ggv 23.4. birdbraham@gmail.com All his life he felt at odds with his body, he had been born biologically a man, but he was ashamed of the fact that he was perceived as one. He subtly wanted to hide it, he avoided his deep voice, sitting with his legs wide open or using incorrect words, however,

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A Tribute to Gerald

A Tribute to Gerald

By Ken Morrison AKA Barbie O. - Feb. 1st, 2023 Gay Guide Vallarta's Spring Edition 2023 ggv 23.1. 1989. Life in Vallarta was easy. Laid back beach town where every road led to a party. Puerto Vallarta was already the party beach for western Mexico. Folks from Guadalajara would ride down through the Valley of Tequila, fill their wagon with blue agave liquor, and come camp on the beach to party for a week- or two.

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Background to PRIDE in Vallarta

Background to PRIDE in Vallarta

By: Ken Morrison AKA Barbie O. - Dec. 1st, 2022 Gay Guide Vallarta's 2022 Winter Print Edition ggv 22.4. Puerto Vallarta Pride – early 90s Puerto Vallarta was still a quiet little beach town when I started going there around 1990. Of course, it was already an established beach party town that had long been the preferred beach of Guadalajara and west Mexico. In those days, it had an undercurrent of gay but it was very much undercurrent.

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David Lansley: CHINGON with his friends

David Lansley: CHINGON with his friends

By: Ken Morrison AKA Barbie O. - Dec. 1st, 2023 Gay Guide Vallarta's 2023 Winter Print Edition ggv 23.4. David Lansley was from upstate New York where he’d married and had three kids. In search of adventure, he moved to southern California where he managed cinemas. Here, in the early 80s he met Francisco Ruiz, a handsome energetic boy from the hills of Jalisco.

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Paco: The Legend & The Man

Paco: The Legend & The Man

By: Ken Morrison AKA Barbie O. Published April 1st, 2023 Gay Guide Vallarta's Summer Edition ggv 23.2 FRANCISCO RUIZ was 30 when he landed in Puerto Vallarta with his partner David (see next issue). They’d hooked up in California, came to PV in 1989 to set up the bar PACOPACO in sleepy Puerto Vallarta. The name was to become synonymous with “gay” through the '90s.

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Short history of Gay Guide Vallarta

Short history of Gay Guide Vallarta

Celebrating 20 years in print & 23 online. By: Ken Morrison AKA Barbie O. Published: Oct. 1st, 2023 Gay Guide Vallarta has had a colourful history and established itself as one of the mainstays of gay life in Vallarta.. The original Gay Guide was the brainchild of David Lansley, partner to Paco Ruiz co-owner of PacoPaco. In the 90s, Puerto Vallarta was a sleepy beach town with a burgeoning gay community.

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