In full celebration of gay pride (Vallarta Pride) in Puerto Vallarta, a commander of the municipality’s police was suspended from his duties for reports of alleged acts of homophobia and transphobia, according to Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña. Commander Elio (V) was removed from his duties until further notice, after arresting and mocking a transgender woman...
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Police mistreat trans woman during Puerto Vallarta Pride Week

During the early hours of Monday, a female commander on board the PV-336 patrol apprehended a trans woman by the name of Lorena Amor Barajas Espinoza, who claims she was not informed of the reason she was being arrested. Lorena clarifies in her testimony that the commander, in a disrespectful and sarcastic manner, referred to...

Incanto Celebrates Pride with The Legendary Gouda Gabor

Legendary Canadian television and stage drag personality, Gouda Gabor, presents three nights of comedy and song debuting her all-new show during Pride Week, May 21, 23, 25 at 9:30pm in the piano bar. She’ll be accompanied by the talented Derek Carkner at the piano for an evening of hilarious comedy, Broadway classics and pop favorites…...

Mexican consulates to perform same-sex marriages worldwide

Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary has instructed the country’s consulates throughout the world to allow all citizens, regardless of gender, to marry in their offices. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that a democratic country can’t be built by excluding part of society. More than a dozen Mexican states and the capital allow same-sex marriage and courts...

Puerto Vallarta is second most important beach destination for LGBT community in the world

Puerto Vallarta is internationally recognized as the second most important beach destination for the gay community, after Tel Aviv, Israel, said Vidal Meza, president of the LGBT Trade and Tourism Association. He said that the focus of Vallarta Pride, which will take place from May 19 to 26, is to place this city as the...

Blurred lines: A pregnant man’s tragedy tests gender notions

When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn’t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth. The tragic case, described in Wednesday’s...

Mexico’s top court says new birth certificate must be issued after sex change

Mexico’s Supreme Court asked the state of Jalisco on Wednesday to grant a new birth certificate to a resident there to reflect the fact the person changed their sex and name, another step toward equal rights in the socially conservative country. “As the Supreme Court has argued in other cases, everyone has the right to...

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