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The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC) is proud to announce plans for its annual GAY PRIDE CONCERT on Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm at Act II Stages! This year’s show is called “Show Me Broadway,” and features the music of some of Broadway’s most well-known musicals, including Chicago, Avenue Q, Cats, South Pacific,...
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gay soldiers WWII
Armies make men. Routine, order and discipline bring out the greatest masculine characteristics. Uniforms transform young males just beginning their lives from nobody to somebody. Sacrifice, courage and loyalty among fighting men build nations. Or so our histories tell us. The forces also foster other personal and collective identities at odds with public displays of...
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Global LGBT funding
Although global LGBT funding is growing, reaching about $250 million in 2016, three-quarters of the money is going to western countries, campaigners said on Wednesday. More than 500 foundations and governmental agencies gave a total of $524 million to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes in 2015 and 2016 combined, almost a quarter more...
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puerto vallarta gay pride
Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride will bring a new level of camp to the city’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding with a “100 Reasons to Celebrate” theme, which will culminate on Saturday, May 26 with a grand nighttime shindig worthy of any small-town summer carnival – if that carnival featured half-naked “go-go boys”...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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teen trans
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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