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Gloria Trevi, the Gay Queen

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Gloria Trevi, the Gay Queen
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Gloria Trevi, known as "Mexico's Madonna" was born February 15, 1968 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Trevi is a vocal advocate of glbt people and is considered a "gay queen" by her many fans in both U.S. and Mexico.

In an AP interview, Trevi talked about conservatives and her gay fans, "Conservatives criticize (gays) but then they wear the clothes they design, listen to the music that they have made so popular and use the makeup that they create."
Trevi also sings about gay men coming out in her video "Todos me miran," or "Everyone is Looking at Me." The song, based on her gay friend's experiences, hit No. 1 on Mexico's billboard chart.

At one point Trevi was the highest paid entertainer in Mexico, the pop/rock icon has been surrounded by controversy. In 2000, she, her manager Sergio Andrade, and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested and accused of abusing little girls.
After five years of imprisonment, Trevi was acquitted of the kidnapping, rape and corruption of minors charges. She had a son in prison, Angel Gabriel. In 2005 her second son, Miguel Armando, was born.

Since prison, Trevi has maintained her innocence and her fans have maintained their loyalty. Her 2004 album, "Como nace el universo," or "How the Universe Was Born," went platinum in the U.S., selling more than 200,000 copies. Trevi also received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Album.
Brush up on your high school Spanish and take a look around Gloria Trevi's site.
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