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In full celebration of gay pride (Vallarta Pride) in Puerto Vallarta, a commander of the municipality’s police was suspended from his duties for reports of alleged acts of homophobia and transphobia, according to Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña. Commander Elio (V) was removed from his duties until further notice, after arresting and mocking a transgender woman...
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During the early hours of Monday, a female commander on board the PV-336 patrol apprehended a trans woman by the name of Lorena Amor Barajas Espinoza, who claims she was not informed of the reason she was being arrested. Lorena clarifies in her testimony that the commander, in a disrespectful and sarcastic manner, referred to...
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Legendary Canadian television and stage drag personality, Gouda Gabor, presents three nights of comedy and song debuting her all-new show during Pride Week, May 21, 23, 25 at 9:30pm in the piano bar. She’ll be accompanied by the talented Derek Carkner at the piano for an evening of hilarious comedy, Broadway classics and pop favorites…...
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Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary has instructed the country’s consulates throughout the world to allow all citizens, regardless of gender, to marry in their offices. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that a democratic country can’t be built by excluding part of society. More than a dozen Mexican states and the capital allow same-sex marriage and courts...
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Puerto Vallarta is internationally recognized as the second most important beach destination for the gay community, after Tel Aviv, Israel, said Vidal Meza, president of the LGBT Trade and Tourism Association. He said that the focus of Vallarta Pride, which will take place from May 19 to 26, is to place this city as the...
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When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn’t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth. The tragic case, described in Wednesday’s...
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Mexico’s Supreme Court asked the state of Jalisco on Wednesday to grant a new birth certificate to a resident there to reflect the fact the person changed their sex and name, another step toward equal rights in the socially conservative country. “As the Supreme Court has argued in other cases, everyone has the right to...
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Thousands of Mexicans living with HIV or at risk of infection could be left without life-saving services after the government changed the way it funds treatment, according to public health experts and LGBT+ rights advocates. Reforms announced last month to centralize drug procurement risk sparking shortages, they say, while the government counters that it has...
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Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to advance LGBT rights in the country of some 120 million people. On the third day of his first official visit to Mexico, Bettel, one of the only openly gay heads of state in the world, also spoke about the importance...
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A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the “Berlin patient,” doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and still free of HIV. Until now, Brown is...
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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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