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LGBTI Rights in Mexico


ADDED ON: 08/28/2021

Lawmakers in Mexico’s Yucatán state approve marriage equality bill

Lawmakers in Mexico’s Yucatán state on Wednesday approved a bill that will extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. The marriage equality bill in the Yucatán Congress passed by a 20-5 vote margin.…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

These 15 Historical Examples Of LGBTQ Culture Around The World You Might Not Have Known About

Nonbinary Vikings - Viking imagery in contemporary culture is heavily associated with stereotypes surrounding masculinity; long-haired, heavily muscled warriors are used to sell everything from beer to sports. While gender boundaries were…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2021

In Mexico, transgender politicians make strides

Salma Luévano was arrested for publicly identifying herself as transgender in provincial Mexico in 1985. Now she is set to take office as a member of Congress It has been a long…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2021

Two Trans Women Elected to Congress for First Time in Mexico’s History

For the first time in the country’s history, two trans women have been elected to Congress in Mexico. Maria Clemente Garcia and Salma Luevano are members of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2021

Mexico’s Wild Ride to Marriage Equality

Twenty of Mexico's 31 states and the federal capital Mexico City have marriage equality and same-sex couples can marry in the other 11 states if they go to a federal judge and…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2021

More than 100 LGBTQ candidates compete in Mexican election

For years, transgender activist Roshell Terranova protested in the streets and knocked on the doors of Mexico’s Congress to make the demands of the country's LGBTQ community known. Now thanks to her…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Tijuana city candidate accused of posing as gay to gain favor with voters

A lawsuit has been filed against a candidate running for Tijuana’s city council for pretending to be a member of the LGBT community. The legal action was presented by Teresita Díaz Estrada,…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2021

In Juarez, Transgender Women In Limbo Await U.S. Asylum Exception

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We're going to stick with immigration for a few more minutes. The U.S.-Mexico border has been closed to most migrants during the pandemic, including those seeking asylum. The majority…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Mexican Netflix street vendor star ‘Lady Tacos’ eyes jump to political stage

After Mexico City’s ‘Lady Tacos de Canasta,’ a street vendor featured in a Netflix series, stood up to police who she said harassed her on the street, she decided to take her…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2021

The Guatemalan asylum seeker who created a refuge for gay and transgender migrants on the US border

Kissing his partner goodbye on a normal day before heading to work changed the life of 32-year-old Estuardo Cifuentes forever. It was mid-2019 when he stepped out of his front door in…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2021

FIFA threatens sanctions for Mexico after anti-gay chant reemerges

FIFA has officially opened an investigation after anti-gay chants were audible during the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match between Mexico and the Dominican Republic on March 18. Potential sanctions range from a fine…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

Crowd in Mexico stops gay couple from being arrested as they chant ‘I’m gay too’ at cops

A gay couple were handcuffed by armed police “for kissing” on a beach in Mexico. A series of videos of the incident, posted to Facebook, appear to show police ushering the couple…

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