Dominican singer Rita Indiana says she
is happy to see New York legalize gay marriage but adds it's a modest
Indiana, the lead vocalist of
alternative merengue band Rita Indiana y Los Misterios (Rita Indiana
and the mysterious boys), is in New York for five electric shows in
“It is a modest source of joy,”
New York Daily News. “Because achievements that affect
only one state don't apply to the whole country, or to people like me
who are not Americans.”
The six-foot-plus singer came out gay
last year, just days before winning a Casandra Award.
When asked if she has a current
partner, Indiana answered: “I'm pretty stable. I have a partner
whom I love a lot. In fact, she is the director of the video of La
Hora de Volve. She is my partner and we work together on a lot
of different projects.” (The video for La Hora de Volve is
embedded in the right panel of this page.)
For the record, Noella Quintero is the
director of that video.
comments to the Spanish press this week, Indiana said he believed
New York's law opened the door for universal marriage equality.
“I think that gay marriage is
something that will happen soon at the universal level,” she told
AlMomento.net. “We are human beings and deserve the same rights as
anyone else, to join with our partners, and to be able visit in the
hospital when they are sick; deciding things for them.”
Indiana starts her four-day run
Thursday night at the Gabbana club in Queens.