Ducks from Malmö
Pato (Duck) is the slang word used in part of Latin America to insult gay men. As in other terms, to explain the origin of this use of the word, people refers, wrongly, to the duck form of walking or eschatological issues of animal. However, the explanation is much simple: "pato" is a word with several meanings, basically two.
The first is the common name of the animal and the second are negative characteristics of a man: clumsy person, without grace, not learns, silly, target of taunts and rudeness, etc.. It is in this second group of meanings which could be the origin of the use of the word “Pato” for gay bashing. Well as to the heretics were supposed all sorts of vices (see the word faggot and bujarrón) to homosexuals have always been supposed all kinds of faults. But back to the duck, the bird. With this illustration we present you our dear friend Pato, he’s fag and spends long periods with his partner, another fag duck, in a public park in the Swedish city of Malmö. We met when stopped his migratory travel in Cullera (Valencia, Spain) and told us that in his species homosexuality isn’t frowned upon, that in the mating season fertilize the females, but the eggs and after the baby-ducks, they two just care for them; and that this evolving capacity has enabled his species, and many others, do not become extinct, because two males, in dangerous times, defend better their young. They are eight years living together, have a large family, and they love each other a lot :)