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Lawmakers in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca have approved changing the civil code to authorize same-sex marriage. A statement from the state congress says marriage will now be defined as a “civil contract celebrated between two persons, who unite to realize a life in common and provide each other respect, equality and mutual help.”...
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The contestants in the beauty pageant sashayed in red bathing suits, paraded across the stage in evening gowns with plunging necklines and answered questions about climate change and human rights. After four hours, and a brief protest onstage by a losing contestant, a brunette from the western Mexico state of Colima took the crown. Ivanna...
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Deputies of the State Congress held a meeting with representatives of LGBT community in Puerto Vallarta, with the intention of listening to their requests and building a legislative agenda to further human rights for this sector of the community. At the meeting, convened by local deputies Héctor Pizano Ramos and Luis Ernesto Munguía, attended by...
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Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, and Riviera Nayarit, in the state of Nayarit, have iconic reputations as two very welcoming LGBT-friendly destinations. A wide variety of LGBT-friendly accommodation options, activities, beaches, nightlife, and a great LGBT community are the reasons Mexico’s Pacific Coast is amongst the most popular LGBT destinations! Accommodation In Puerto...
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A Mexican soap opera that debuts on Sunday is set to make television history as the country’s first telenovela to feature a gay couple as the leading characters. “Juntos, El Corazon Nunca se Equivoca” (Together, the Heart is Never Wrong) from Mexican network Televisa centers on two teenagers who move to Mexico City to attend...
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Aldo Iván Dávila Morales is poised to take up a seat in Guatemala’s congress in January, making history as the first openly gay man elected to the country’s legislature. Proudly gay and living with HIV, the 41-year-old activist says the rainbow flag will not be his only cause. He intends to begin his congressional career...
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Time has claimed many of the street fighters who rebelled against the police raid of a New York City gay bar 50 years ago, in what has become known as the Stonewall uprising. Those who remain are still a little astounded at what they did. Standing outside the Greenwich Village tavern one recent morning, at...
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Ecuador’s highest court authorized same-sex marriage Wednesday in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation. The decision by the Constitutional Court came after a lengthy legal battle waged by several couples and gay rights advocates. With the 5-to-4 ruling, Ecuador joins a handful of Latin American nations —...
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In four years, the detection of people with HIV- AIDS in Jalisco increased nearly 200%, in 2015 there were 270, while in 2018 the figure increased to 479, according to the Jalisco Health Secretariat ( SSJ ). The Secretary of the State Council for the Prevention of AIDS (Coesida), Luis Alberto Ruiz Mora, said that...
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Children who attend state-run schools in Mexico City will no longer have to abide by a gender-specific dress code for their school uniforms, government officials said on Monday. Claudia Sheinbaum, the Mexican capital’s left-wing mayor, announced the new gender-neutral uniform policy during a press conference at a local school in the city. “The era when...
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Colombia’s LGBT+ people who live in black and indigenous communities must cope with violence, humiliation and efforts to “cure” them of their sexual identities, according to research released on Thursday. Their lives in Colombia’s desert Wayuu tribe or Afro-Colombian communities along the rainforest Pacific Coast are often overlooked by the government, leaving LGBT+ people with...
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LGBT tourism in Mexico has been growing steadily, up to 8% each year, as the gay-friendly destinations in the country also continue to grow. According to Mariano Osores, president of the National Association of Commerce and Tourism LGBT of Mexico (Cancotur) , for about seven years, LGBT tourism has shown an increase and it is...
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A global treaty aimed at protecting workers from violence and harassment is expected to be agreed next month, though some “tricky” issues remain, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. The unresolved issues are focused on the extent to which employers should be held responsible for such behavior and on whether to include specific...
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WestJet Magazine’s digital and print issues for May have given the Riviera Nayarit ample coverage as an “LGBTQI+ friendly destination” thanks to a review by Canadian journalist Bert Archer. The story is the result of a work tour through Canada undertaken by the Riviera Nayarit CVB in December 2018, which included stops in Toronto, Calgary,...
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Some police officers were reported to have made anonymous complaints of being forced to participate in Puerto Vallarta’s Gay Pride Parade. The gay pride parade, which took place Thursday on the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, caused some annoyance with police officers, as they were forced to participate and not everyone agreed. Local police allegedly made...
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