Fotonovella Shows Some Skin

Published: May 19, 2010

A sexy new fotonovella is in circulation, combining fictionalized accounts of Latino men’s experiences in gay Toronto with safer sex info.

"It’s about passion, it’s about friendship, it’s about challenges and boundaries but it’s also about hope," says Gerardo Betancourt, who wrote and directed the fotonovella for the Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples’ (CSSP) HIV Prevention Program.

The glossy magazine, funded by the AIDS Community Action Program and the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE), follows the fictional adventures in sex, love and life of three Latino men in Toronto. But the story is a cliffhanger — you have to check out the accompanying website,, to find out what happens to the heroes.

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