El Burro in Grand Theft Auto

El Burro Image credit: http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/El_Burro_(GTA_1)?file=ElBurro-GTA1.jpg

El Burro
Image credit: http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/El_Burro_(GTA_1)?file=ElBurro-GTA1.jpg

El Burro appears in the original Grant Theft Auto (GTA I) game. He is one of the characters who gives missions to the protagonist. He is explicitly gay, and Mexican. A character with the same name and features appears in Grand Theft Auto III, but it is unclear if they are meant to be the same character (or if both are homosexual). A younger, thinner character named El Burro also appears in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. The video below shows this character in GTA I, and the voice is quite different from the (unseen) El Burro in GTA III heard here.

LGBTQ references in this game series:

Grand Theft Auto (1997): El Burro

Grand Theft Auto II (1999): Tetsuo

Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999): Pretty Charlie

Grand Theft Auto III (2001): Gay PedestrianLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002): The PsychoLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004): LGBTQ References; LGB Characters; Queens; OG Loc Mission

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005): Kazuki KasenLGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006): Reni Wassulmaier; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008): Brucie Kibbutz; Tom “French Tom” Rivas; Bernie Crane/Florian Cravic; Bryce Dawkins; LGB Love-meet.net users; Elizabeta Torres; Talbot Daniels; Marcus; The Hater; Eddie Low;  Unnamed Homosexual NPCs; LGBT NPCs in LCPD Database; LGBT Media PersonalitiesLGBTQ References 

Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (2009): Trans Man

Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2010): Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince; Clay “Pain Giver” Jackson; Jacob; The Celebinator; Evan Moss; LGBTQ References

Grand Theft Auto V (2013): Trevor Philips; Peter Dreyfuss; Transgender Sex Workers; Locations; LGBTQ References


  1. El Burro. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/El_Burro_(GTA_1)
  2. El Burro (GTA 1). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/El_Burro_(GTA_1)
  3. El Burro. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://en.wikigta.org/wiki/El_Burro
  4. El Burro (GTA CW). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.grandtheftwiki.com/El_Burro_(GTA_CW)
  5. Grand Theft Auto (video game). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_(video_game)
  6. Grand Theft Encyclopedia. (2014, November 23). Grand Theft Auto-El Burro. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI8g6N4zRZQ
  7. JesusQusadilla. (2013, August 13). Let’s Play- Grand Theft Auto III (Ep. 19- “El Burro| Diablos Payphone Missions”). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n6ZD1wrhQY