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Miguel Andrés Yáñez-Barreto (Migue)
Computer Scientist and Amateur Photographer @ Google
Computer Scientist and Amateur Photographer @ Google

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Nunca había estado tan de acuerdo con la pulla! PAGUEN IMPUESTOS

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"Si esos estudios son científicos lo de Enrique Peñalosa sí es un doctorado"

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Garlic Bread Meatball Sliders


Makes 12

1 lb ground beef
1 egg
½ Tbsp. kosher salt
½ Tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
¼ cup grated parmesan
2 tablespoons chopped basil
1 Tbsp. canola oil
1 cup marinara sauce
1 package dinner rolls, sheet of 12 rolls left intact (not pulled apart)
6 slices mozzarella cheese
4 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
2 Tbsp. chopped basil
2 Tbsp. grated parmesan

1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parmesan, and chopped basil until thoroughly mixed. Take a golf ball-sized amount of the beef mixture and roll it into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the beef mixture, setting the meatballs aside on a plate.
3. Heat oil in a pan over high heat. Sear meatballs on one side for about one to two minutes, then flip. Cook for another one to two minutes, then remove the meatballs from the pan and drain any excess fat. Pour the marinara sauce into the pan and place the meatballs in the sauce. Cook for about eight to 10 minutes, flipping the meatballs in the sauce, until the sauce has reduced to a thick consistency. Remove from heat.
4. Cut the 4×3 sheet of dinner rolls in half lengthwise. Arrange the bottom half into a 9×13 baking pan. Place the meatballs evenly in a 4×3 grid, putting one on each roll. Layer the mozzarella evenly on top. Cover with the top half of the dinner rolls.
5. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, garlic, basil, and parmesan, stirring until evenly mixed. Pour the garlic butter mixture over the top of the sliders. Bake for 20 minutes until the rolls are golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut into individual sandwiches, and serve!
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After many years of fighting the good fight, the LGBT community in my native Colombia achieved what I, myself, thought impossible just a decade ago.

Even in a 90%+ catholic, extremely conservative and prejudiced society; LGBT people can 1) change their gender in official documentation should they want to (without much bureaucractic hassle as of a few months ago), 2) adopt their same-sex partner's kid (after a battle of 7+ years over one specific case that got to the constitutional court), 3) adopt a new kid as a couple (also as of a few months ago, still a long way to go to see how well it works out in practice unsure emoticon I expect problems in the way).

As of today, we also can 4) legally marry, in the same terms as a heterosexual couple (in a fight that has spanned at least 7 years since it first got to the Constitutional Court, and it has reached the same court innumerable times).

We could, in the past, become domestic partners, but as many people here would know, that means having to live together for 2+ years before being able to acquire this status. And the fact that this union is not actually recognised internationally also meant that Colombian LGBT Couples could rarely move together to another country (as many of us have to do if we ever want to work for Google). Also rarely these unions meant the same rights as a proper marriage in Colombia (health insurance, 401k-equivalents, taxes, etc...)

This is a very important and emotional day for me and several others close to myself. As some of you know, I got married to a man very recently in Argentina.

Soon I will be going to the Colombian Consulate to have them recognise our marriage under Colombian Law, to finally feel like a full, real citizen of my own country.

A large part of the fight has been won today, but as I am sure you know and expect, this is not the whole fight, nor it will end soon. Social injustice, prejudice, homophobia (violent even) are still rampant in my country (and in many others for that matter, even this one I live in). So I have to <shamelessPlug>tell you that all of this would not have been possible were it not for the hard work of people like Colombia Diversa, a sadly incredibly underfunded non-profit that has been spearheading the legal fights and representing the most vulnerable of all, doing outreach, etc.

If you are so-inclined please consider donating to this (or another non-profit like this in any country of your preference). I trust them wholeheartedly to continue fighting the good fight.</shamelessPlug>
For now, I'll be basking in the joy of finally ... You know what? I can't even finish that sentence, I can't describe it.... I'll just be rejoicing for what happened today.

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