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The Gay Men's Chorus of Mexico City fought immigration scrutiny to bring their songs to L.A.
On Sunday morning a group of men traveling from Mexico City to Los Angeles were held up temporarily by the Department of Homeland Security as they moved through customs and immigration at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport. The travelers are members of the Coro Gay Ciudad de México (Gay Men’s Chorus of Mexico City). In...
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Thousands of revelers are dancing and singing in Brazil’s second-biggest city to celebrate Rio de Janeiro’s 23rd Gay Pride Parade. Revelers of all ages are waving rainbow flags in a Carnival-like atmosphere, revelers of all ages are parading along Rio’s famed Copacabana beach to music blaring out from sound trucks. Many are wearing bright wigs,...
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Bert and Ernie arent gay
The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday that the characters are best friends and have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” In a follow-up tweet, it says “Sesame Street has always stood for...
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Hong Kong said on Tuesday it will recognize overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependent visas, more than two months after the city’s top court ruled that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa in a landmark judgment. International banks and law firms operating in the global financial hub have been keen to see...
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Tugay Sarac was just 15 when he first talked about traveling from Germany to Syria to fight for Islamic State. But unlike his friends at the time, Sarac had turned to radical Islam as a way of avoiding coming to terms with his sexuality. “I had friends who, like me, were really radical extremists and...
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Chile’s congress on Wednesday approved a bill allowing people over the age of 14 to change their name and gender in official records, despite intense lobbying by the Church and conservative political parties in the traditionally conservative, predominantly Catholic country. The law, introduced in 2013, was fiercely contested by conservative parties until an article relating...
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The organization Ed Thomas Civil Association Solidarity (SETAC), dedicated to education, prevention, treatment for HIV in Puerto Vallarta, will launch the strategy of prevention against HIV known as Preventive-exposure in (PrEP), consisting of the use of an antiretroviral treatment in people at risk but who are not infected with the virus to avoid infection. At...
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A slim majority of Singaporeans still support a law that bans gay sex, an online survey showed on Monday, amid renewed debate on whether the city-state should follow India’s footsteps and scrap similar British colonial-era legislation. Previous legal challenges to overturn the ban failed but a prominent Singapore diplomat called on the gay community to...
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The full Senate of Mexico endorsed an initiative that seeks to provide spouses of the same sex the right to all benefits in terms of social security. The initiative presented by the ex-PAN member Germán Martínez won the adhesion of the eight parliamentary groups, including the PAN, in which it states that the benefits derived...
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Puerto Vallarta became the first municipality in the country to establish an inclusive education commitment, by signing a letter of intent between the State Institute for the Education of Young People and Adults (INEEJAD) and the LGBT Collective, with the objective of reducing the lack of education in the LGBT community. At a press conference,...
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EmpowerLGBT
The Mexican Federation of Entrepreneurs (FME) LGBT + held the fourth international conference Empower LGBT + 2018, which brought together corporate, entrepreneur, organizations, government and diverse talent to present conferences and workshops that empower the community, as well as working for diversity and inclusion in Mexico. For the first time, the event featured a diverse...
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Police in Puerto Vallarta will receive awareness and sensitivity training on how to treat the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, transvestite and intersexual community (LGBTTTI). This was reported by Héctor Ramírez Betancur, coordinator of the LGBTTTI Vallarta Collective, who after a meeting with the Commissioner for Citizen Security, Jorge Misael López Muro, explained that these...
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