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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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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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