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Welcome to my blog, a welcoming space thoughtfully curated for everyone, with a special focus on the vibrant Latino, Mexican, artistic, and gay men communities.

As a Mexican Canadian artist and a married gay man, I am excited to share my journey and insights with you. This blog is a platform for self-expression, a celebration of diversity, and an exploration of life’s adventures.

I am thrilled to have you here and eagerly anticipate embarking on this exhilarating journey together.


My mission is to create an inclusive and empowering blog that provides everyone with valuable information, insights, and guidance, with a special focus on the Latino, Mexican, artistic, and gay men communities.

With a commitment to delivering real, safe, and respectful content, I aim to foster personal growth, offer support, and address the unique challenges and experiences our cherished community members face.

By curating diverse topics and perspectives, I strive to create a platform that serves as a helpful companion and promotes a sense of belonging and empowerment within these vibrant communities.

about me emilio rivera merritt


I was born in the 1980s in Mexico City. I’ve experienced a life filled with unpredictable twists and turns.

I Grew up with many struggles due to my parent’s separation, identity crises, and sexual confusion.

Still, I learned extensive valuable lessons that shaped my character for good. Film, TV and music became my solace, and I discovered my passion for acting very young.

In my early 20s, I decided to drop out of the communication major I was doing to go to the most prestigious university in Mexico to study Acting at a prestigious Theatre School; after graduation, I worked as an actor, playwright, director, and producer.

I also ventured into the film industry behind the scenes. I moved to Canada in 2013 and became a Canadian citizen in 2022.

Now despite the expansiveness of Vancouver, I still live here. I am happily married to a beautiful man. I came out of the closet late, and it was meant to be that way.

I am proud of my Mexican heritage and grateful to be now Canadian. And this is my mexYcan take.