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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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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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A committee in Mexico’s lower house of congress on Wednesday rejected a proposal by President Enrique Pena Nieto for legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, an idea that sparked big demonstrations by both supporters and opponents. The measure on enshrining same-sex couples’ right to wed in the constitution was defeated 19-8, with one abstention, in the Commission...
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GLAAD said the number of transgender characters had doubled to 16 this year. There was also a record high percentage of black characters on broadcast television, thanks mostly to shows like hip-hop family drama “Empire,” action-packed drama “Luke Cage,” comedy “black-ish,” and crime series “How To Get Away With Murder.” The “Where We Are on...
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The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday appointed its first independent investigator to help protect homosexual and transgender people worldwide from violence and discrimination. The United Nations expert Vitit Muntarbhorn will have a three-year mandate to investigate abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Muntarbhorn is an international law professor at the...
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Kyler Prescott
In the landmark case, Katharine Prescott argues the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) in California discriminated against her transgender son based on his sex. The civil complaint filed in a federal court in the state of California comes amid a raging debate in the United States about the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
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Pope Francis has voiced support for Mexican bishops and citizens opposing the government’s push to legalize same-sex marriage. At his weekly Sunday blessing, Francis said he willingly joined their protest “in favor of family and life, which in these times require special pastoral and cultural attention around the world.” Tens of thousands of people marched...
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AFP: Hector Guerrero
Tens of thousands of people across Mexico marched on Saturday to protest against gay marriage, challenging President Enrique Pena Nieto’s proposal to recognize same-sex marriage throughout the traditionally conservative country. The marches were called by the National Front for the Family, a coalition of civil society organizations and various religious groups, and continued throughout the...
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Betzy Ballesteros’ brush with death came on a windy night in December, when a man in a black Chevy Suburban pulled up to the street corner in the Mexican city of Guadalajara where the sex worker was plying her trade. After agreeing on a price, she opened the car door and sat in the passenger...
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Bryan Fuller’s mandate for “Star Trek: Discovery” is to recapture the sense of inclusiveness that typified the original series, from a female lead — potentially played by a woman of color — to an LGBT character in its main ensemble. When asked about the possibility of a homosexual character during the show’s Television Critics Association...
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Alex Castillo knew growing up that he was a boy trapped in a girl’s body. It wasn’t until recently, 40 years after his birth, that the government of his native Guatemala – or at least some parts of it – agreed. Castillo, who recounted the humiliation of being groped by border guards unable to square...
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Paulett Gonzalez, who won the title Gay Beauty Queen in 2015 in the state of Nayarit, was found burned in the town of Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, official sources confirmed to EFE. Luis Jean González Virgen, 24 and known as Paulett, was a native of Puerto Vallarta and had been missing since early...
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