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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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A top Mexican health official said on Thursday that he had resigned amid growing anger over drug shortages that have left hundreds of HIV patients without life-saving medicines. Carlos Magis confirmed to the Thomson Reuters Foundation via text message local media reports that he had quit his job as director of comprehensive care at the...
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More than a hundred sex workers and supporters marched in Mexico City on Wednesday, asking the government to recognize their legal status and guarantee access to HIV medication after fears of shortages under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Sex work is legal in much of Mexico but states have different rules, and workers frequently operate...
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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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After nearly 20 years of wrangling, a group of Nahua Indian villagers could make legal history in Mexico this month when a court rules on a land dispute involving a Canadian miner. A lawyer for villagers of Tecoltemi in the central Mexican state of Puebla said it was the first time a court would rule...
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After seven consecutive years, this 2019 the Carnival celebrations and parade in Puerto Vallarta was not carried out, after a sudden and still unexplained situation. The announcement was made public through the social networks in which the publicity of the event appears with a legend in English and in Spanish of “Canceled / Canceled”. Among...
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Victims of domestic abuse in Mexico City will be given panic alarms as part of government efforts to combat growing rates of violence against women in a country where on average more than seven women are killed by men every day. Authorities aim to hand out key rings with a global positioning system (GPS) tracking...
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Demonized by U.S. President Donald Trump and exhausted after a harrowing journey, migrants from Central America in a caravan now face a new threat: open hostility from some Mexicans. A small group of residents in an upscale Tijuana neighborhood near the Mexican border confronted caravan migrants late on Wednesday, throwing stones and telling them to...
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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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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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The Gay Men's Chorus of Mexico City fought immigration scrutiny to bring their songs to L.A.
On Sunday morning a group of men traveling from Mexico City to Los Angeles were held up temporarily by the Department of Homeland Security as they moved through customs and immigration at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport. The travelers are members of the Coro Gay Ciudad de México (Gay Men’s Chorus of Mexico City). In...
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In order to foster and strengthen friendship and fraternity between the cities of Puerto Vallarta and San Francisco, California, finalized their relationship with the Sister Cities committee. The interim mayor, Rodolfo Domínguez Monroy, led the twinning ceremony and noted that Puerto Vallarta is a growing city, and as a government, we work on a vision...
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Puerta Vallarta is considered one of the 18 most inclusive destinations in the world, where equality is a priority in culture, laws, the social scene, employment structures, and above all a space that welcomes tourists with open arms to the LGBTQ community. Expedia, the US travel platform, unveiled a list of cities that stand out...
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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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