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The Mexican capital’s churches have a new challenge: where to seat same-sex parents during their adopted child’s baptism. Traditionally, the father sits on the right, the mother on the left. But since a law reform in 2009, various same-sex couples have brought their adopted children to be baptized. “It creates confusion. So we normally seat...
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Cancún, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta are among the friendliest Mexican destinations for gay travelers, stated a representative from the Ministry of Tourism. According to him, the LGBT tourism is an important market for Mexico and needs further support. Carlos Joaquín González, Undersecretary for Innovation and Tourism Development in the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR), was...
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Back in September, Mexican Bishop José María de la Torre Martín waded into controversy with statements he made comparing homosexual marriages with bestiality. “If they allow gay marriage tomorrow, soon they will be letting a man marry his dog, and their puppies will get their inheritance,” the controversial bishop from the state of Aguascalientes said...
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LGBT Confex, Latin America’s leading LGBT business organization, has partnered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) as an event-marketing partner for the LGBT International Business Forum at the Yucatan Siglo XXI Convention Center in Merida Sept. 18 and 19. “This is the fifth edition of the LGBT forum and with the IGLTA...
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Now that Mexico’s top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of states should bring their laws into line, a Supreme Court justice said. The court ruled in a decision published on June 19 that laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman were unconstitutional. The decision, based on five...
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For young gay and bisexual men, the risk of HIV infection is linked with societal issues, a new study says. “What we’re starting to say here, if you’re black and Hispanic you’re more likely to become HIV positive, but really this is driven by you’re low income, you live in a poor neighborhood or you...
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With a Supreme Court ruling issued on Wednesday, Mexico has crossed an important technical hurdle towards establishing marriage equality throughout all of its 31 states. The Supreme Court and several lower courts have already ruled in almost every state that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the Mexican constitution. But because of the...
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In the Americas, age is a decisive factor when it comes to support for same-sex marriage. Survey data also show that legislators’ actions on the issue are usually in line with their constituents’ wishes. Analyzing data from the 2014 AmericasBarometer survey by Vanderbilt University’s Latin American Public Opinion Project, PhD candidate Arturo Maldonado finds that “age...
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Puerto Vallarta’s Third Annual Gay Pride ended on May 25 with great success and the committee is already looking to Gay Pride 2016. The Grand Marshals for this year’s event were Morganna Love and fashion designer Andrew Christian, both agreeing to take on the additional responsibilities after a last minute cancellation by Lea DeLaria from...
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A huge sculpture called “Coloring Book” by American artist Jeff Koons sold for 12 million euros ($13.2 million) at a star-studded charity auction near Cannes that raised more than 33 million euros for AIDS research. Sienna Miller, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Kruger, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard were among the celebrities and millionaires at the annual...
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The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee had announced in past releases that Lea DeLaria had been appointed as the official Grand Marshal of Vallarta Pride, but it was announced today that for various personal reasons beyond her control she will not be able to participate in the festivities as scheduled. However, these sudden events have shown...
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Pregnancies are more common among lesbian, gay, bisexual youths than among their heterosexual counterparts, suggests a new study of New York City high school students. Overall, sexual-minority students who were sexually active were about twice as likely as other students to report becoming pregnant or getting someone pregnant, researchers found. “The message for me is...
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The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro sponsored a blessing ceremony Saturday for gay couples on an island where gay marriage remains illegal. Nearly two dozen gay couples held hands or embraced, some crying, as American and Canadian Protestant clergyman blessed them on Saturday as part of official ceremonies leading up to the Global Day...
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MONDAY MAY 18TH -PVMC GAY PRIDE CONCERT  SEQUINS & DIAMONDS 7:00 PM TUESDAY MAY 19 – FOREVER PLAID, FOREVER GAY 7:00 PM TUESDAY MAY 19TH – GAY PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL- MADE IN BANGKOK –  9:00 PM WEDNESDAY 20TH – GAY KARAOKE 8:00 PM THURSDAY MAY 21 – GAY FILM FESTIVAL  CUATRO LUNAS –  8:00 PM...
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The third annual Gay Pride Festival in Puerto Vallarta is scheduled to kick off May 17, 2015 with the theme of ‘Unity’. May 17: International March against Homophobia (6PM – 8PM) is an important parade as Puerto Vallarta joins with the world to fight Homophobia. Come out and show the world we will not live...
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