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As a gay man, the Boston attorney thought he was doing the responsible thing when he asked his doctor to prescribe Truvada, a drug hailed as a way to halt the spread of AIDS. But when he tried to get long-term care insurance, Mutual of Omaha turned him down, saying it does not offer coverage...
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A Kentucky clerk’s office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to...
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A suburban Denver baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The decision is the latest victory for gay couples, who have won similar cases in other states. Gay rights...
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‘La Santa’ club in Puerto Vallarta was sanctioned for removing two gay clients that had kissed and embraced in the club on July 19, 2014. A bouncer at the bar allegedly asked the couple to leave the bar because displays of affection were only allowed by heterosexual couples. The couple refused to leave the bar...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a 2013 law in the southeastern state of Campeche that forbids same-sex couples from adopting children is unconstitutional and struck it down. The challenge to the ban was filed by the state’s human rights commission. Supreme Court Judge Margarita Luna announced her intention to present the motion on a federal level in early...
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The world’s largest gay dance music festival WHITE PARTY (WP) joins forces with Will Gorges and Latin Fever to launch WHITE PARTY PUERTO VALLARTA, Thanksgiving weekend November 27th thru November 30th, 2015. Jeffrey Sanker’s WHITE PARTY Palm Springs started as a small celebration with only a few hundred people in the desert in 1989. It...
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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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