Ecuador: Whether there was a cinema called América in Quito, and if so, whether it was a meeting place for gay men (1983-1984)
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 July 1999|
|Citation / Document Symbol||ECU32214.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ecuador: Whether there was a cinema called América in Quito, and if so, whether it was a meeting place for gay men (1983-1984), 1 July 1999, ECU32214.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ad0624.html [accessed 21 May 2013]|
In a 2 July 1999 telephone interview with the Research Directorate, a custodian at Cine América in Quito stated that the cinema is located at América 648 and Asunción streets. This address is corroborated in the January 1997 edition of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands: A Lonely Planet Guide (139). According to the custodian, who has worked at the cinema since 1992, América shows pornographic films and is frequented by gay men. The custodian stated that the cinema has been in operation for some time, but could not confirm for how long.
Additional information could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Cine América, Quito, Ecuador. 2 July 1999. Telephone interview with the custodian.
Rachowiecki, Rob. January 1997. Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands: A Lonely Planet Guide. Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications.
Additional Sources Consulted
International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) Website.
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) Website.
Electronic Sources: IRB Databases, REFWORLD, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet and WNC.