The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation. The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest there to...
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Mexicans battle to ban conversion therapy

When she was 15 years old, Paola Santillan was raped by two men who claimed they would “take the lesbian” out of her. She kept the experience a secret for 10 years. “I lived that stage of my life in confinement. I lived it in fear, with uncertainty, with the promise of having my spirit...

Mexico City lawmakers vote to outlaw LGBT+ conversion therapy

Lawmakers in Mexico City on Friday voted to ban conversion therapy, part of a small but growing movement to end the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Under Mexico City’s proposal, which needs further approval before taking effect, anyone who forces someone to undergo the practice can be punished...

Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize gay marriage

Costa Rica became the first country in Central America to legalize gay marriage on Tuesday, when a court ruling recognized that right, although the date did not have the expected celebrations due to the covid-19 pandemic. The entry on the law was received with an announcement on public television and social networks that reviewed the...

Mexico sees deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed and brazenly killed in public. In 2019, 117 lesbian, gay, bi and trans people were killed in Mexico, up almost a third compared...

34% of tourists in Puerto Vallarta are LGBT

34% of visitors who arrive in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the tourist destination belong to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual community (LGBT), with the city being recognized as “Mexico’s gayest city” by the English magazine The Gay UK. Héctor Ramírez Betancourt, leader of the LGBT collective in Puerto Vallarta, explained that in a recent...

Mexican firms growing more LGBT+ friendly, rights group says

The number of Mexican companies with LGBT+ friendly work policies nearly doubled in the past year, a leading rights group reported on Thursday, showing the influence of U.S. corporations on local business partners to support gay and trans workers. The number grew to 120 from 69 the previous year, according to the annual Equidad MX...

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