Roy Barreras, the new president of the Senate, spoke exclusively with the magazine mouthsamong other things, about his hectic political career, the 23 years in which he practiced medicine, the president-elect Gustavo Petro and his relationship with poetry and literature.
In the interview, conducted by the journalist Gustavo Gómez Córdoba, Barreras also spoke about his children, whom he said he considers “truly great.” “I am a very rich man, because I have blessed children”said.
He said his daughter “is the best neuroimmunologist at Johns Hopkins.” She also said that her eldest son “did a master’s degree in urban action plans, but he is also a musician and has a master’s degree in classical music composition.”
He spoke of his 19-year-old son, Lorenzo, who “recently received an award for his first album, along with his band, and two years ago he received an award from the Planeta National Youth Novel Contest and published his first work “. And of her youngest son, 14 years old, to whom, according to what he said, “María Paz Gaviria gave him a special award for being the best photography exhibitor.”
But he spoke in more detail about one of his sons. He is about the one who practices polyamory. “He is an economist, with a master’s degree, a doctorate in mathematics, a Latin American champion and a world bronze medalist in mathematics,” said Roy.
The president of the Senate explained that his son is “vegan, animalist, environmentalist and polyamorous.” And he added: “They don’t have a partner, but a nest. They are never unfaithful or lie to anyone; everything is above the table or, better, above the bed”.
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Gustavo Gómez Córdoba asked him if he applied some of the philosophy of polyamory in politics, to which Roy told an anecdote with members of the Liberal party:
“I was telling that to the Liberals I was meeting with recently, and a Liberal senator, whose name I will withhold so as not to blush her, said: ‘So we are not going to make a coalition here, but a political polyamory, because as it is the politics of love, we are making a nest! How many of us are in that nest?’. There was laughter and the greens, the conservatives, the liberals ended up entering that nest. We are in the politics of love. We are polyamorous!” Said the president of the Senate.
Polyamory: what is it?
According to Sentiido, a Colombian organization that produces and provides knowledge and training on gender and sexual diversity, polyamory “is the philosophy and practice of loving several people at the same time in a consensual, honest, responsible and non-possessive way, understanding love not only as the feeling felt by the couple, but also as the one experienced by family, friends, some co-workers and animals, among others. It is to create bonds and networks of affection, care and well-being among various people”.
And he adds that this practice “addresses neither affective nor sexual exclusivity in couple relationships, but this does not mean that he focuses on having to sleep with many people. In fact, someone can identify with polyamory and not have a partner or only have one.”