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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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Prompting helps doctors ask teens about gender identity

Prompting doctors to ask adolescents and young adults about their gender identity may improve documentation of that information in electronic health records, according to a new study. Documenting of gender identity “is really going to make a difference in what services are ultimately provided,” said lead author Dr. Stanley R. Vance Jr. of the University...

Brazilian squatters offer shelter from anti-gay violence

The room is home to several members of Brazil’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community seeking refuge from discrimination and hate crimes against LGBT people. They were invited to join some 300 squatters who have been living in the building for several months in an occupation organized by Front in the Fight for Housing, an...
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