Anton, 2009

Published on 2017-11-14

From Trinidad

What music do you listen to?
“My favorite kind of music is Caribbean music… reggae and dance hall.”

When did you realize you were gay? Who knows?
“I was seven. My mother knows, my father knows, my aunts, my uncles, my grandmother knows, my step-mom knows, her kids know, my cousins knows... everybody knows.”

Who is the most important person in your life? Why?
“To be honest with you? My gay mother, Kadar. Kadasia Minaj. She has done a lot more than anybody would do. We’ve been friends for a year this month and within the year she has done so much, she’s been there through a lot for me. She’s one of the most important people in my life.”

What do you think the future holds for gay people in America?
“They are going to have their rights but it will take some time. It will gradually grow. But as of now? No. But eventually they will have a say.”

Try to imagine your life ten years from now… where do you see yourself?
“Basically, I should have a house and maybe a family and by family I mean a husband and a daughter. I just want one kid, a girl. In another state maybe down south, perhaps. Or I just might stay in New York and lay low.”