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Puerto Vallarta gears up for Vallarta Pride 2017

Vallarta Pride 2017 is the time of the year when progress against discrimination and violence towards Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTTTI) people is celebrated. This year the gay pride parade that marks the official start of the Festival will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm, beginning at the...

Puerto Vallarta opens Office of Gender Equality

After being requested by the LGBTT community for several years, and thanks to the boom in LGBTT tourism in Puerto Vallarta, yesterday afternoon the Office of Gender Equality was inaugurated in Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is making steady progress in building an inclusive, plural and diverse citizenship, said Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, at the inauguration...

Art by Daniel Arzola will be part of Vallarta Pride 2017

Art and activism are a vital part of Vallarta Pride and this year we will have the honor of having the presence of Daniel Arzola, activist, visual artist and graphic designer creator of the popular designs of the artwork “I’m Not a Joke”, which will be Part of the t-shirts that can be obtained during...

‘Am I next?’: Killings in El Salvador leave transgender people in fear

Every time the neighborhood dogs bark at night, Teresa, a 44-year-old transgender woman in El Salvador, wakes up in a panic. “I think that someone is coming to kill me,” said Teresa, a shopkeeper in the coastal town of San Juan Talpa. “I live in constant fear.” Three transgender people were killed in San Juan...

Same-sex marriage laws tied to fewer teen suicide attempts

Enacting policies that promote equality, like same-sex marriage laws, may ease the mental burdens on lesbian, gay and bisexual young people, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that in states where same-sex marriage became legal, there was a drop in suicide attempts by high school students, especially among sexual minority students. “I hope policymakers...

Transgender people in Ecuador finally cast vote according to their gender identity

Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their chosen gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation. In Ecuador, men and women wait in separate lines to cast their ballots, which for years created uncomfortable moments for transgender voters who had...

Recording Artist Johnathan Celestin to perform in Vallarta Pride

Johnathan Celestin is a singer/songwriter from New York City, USA.  He has performed on several Broadway Tours and has written and sung for international recording artists, and companies like McDonalds, Old Navy, and Target to name a few. Johnathan Celestin released his debut EP in 2012, while attending Columbia University and has since toured the Eastern Seaboard...

The emerging science of ‘bromosexual’ friendships

For a long time, friendships between gay men and straight men – what some now call “bromosexual” friendships – were uncommon. Homophobia was likely one reason; another was that straight men probably assumed they didn’t have much in common with gay men. But lately, “bromosexual” friendships have started to receive more attention, acceptance and interest....
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