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The Government of Mexico, through the Senate, has approved reform of the social security structure to allow same-sex couples greater benefits under the law. The proposal, which advanced with an absolute majority, will allow same-sex couples to enjoy the same economic benefits, widow’s pensions, and medical services as heterosexual couples, who until now have been...
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Melding tradition with modernity, a folk dance troupe is making waves in Mexico by welcoming all comers, letting its dancers smash taboos and perform in whatever gender makes them happy. Esmeralda Nunez could not be happier. Growing up in Jalisco state, the birthplace of Mexico’s national dance, the ‘jarabe tapatio’, folk tradition was part of...
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Macho Mexico's Muxe Shake Up Stereotypes
Born men but living as women, the muxe community in Oaxaca, Mexico, long endured discrimination as a way of life. Younger members are challenging that. Naomy Méndez Romero is lucky — her first dress and heels were a gift from her father, and her university lets her wear what she likes. In macho southern Mexico...
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New U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact promises to strengthen LGBTQ rights
Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement could benefit an unexpected group: the LGBTQ community. Buried in the mammoth agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico take steps to protect workers against discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity. The provision, if it survives in the final...
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With the purpose of promoting the elimination, from all spheres of society, of the attitudes that affect the rights and freedoms under equal conditions, due to prejudices, stereotypes and stigmas, October 19th marks the National Day Against Discrimination. In accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that “all human beings are born...
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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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