Mexico

LGBTI Rights in Mexico


ADDED ON: 08/11/2019

LGBTQ asylum seekers persecuted at home and in U.S. custody

With more than 800,000 migrants currently applying for asylum in the U.S., a growing number of immigrants rights groups are calling attention to the plight of LGBTQ people, many of whom are…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2019

LGBT asylum-seekers exempt from ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy and can stay in US

Asylum-seekers who arrive at the southern border and claim to be LGBT are exempt from the U.S.-Mexico “Remain in Mexico” policy and will not be returned to Mexico to await decisions by…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

The LGBTQ artists using music as resistance in Latin America

Over the last decade, several openly queer musicians have emerged in Latin America. They use their music to combat hate. As the region has seen a rise of extreme right-wing beliefs, progress…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

With gay couple as stars, Mexican telenovela set to make history

A Mexican soap opera that debuts on Sunday is set to make television history as the country’s first telenovela to feature a gay couple as the leading characters. “Juntos, El Corazon Nunca…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

Transgender migrants find safe haven in Juarez

A rainbow flag sways in the wind outside a pink two-story house in an out-of-the-way Juarez neighborhood. Inside, 38 men and boys tell jokes, try on new skirts or dresses and help…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

Sinaloa Congress says no to same-sex marriage by 20-18

Sinaloa lawmakers voted Tuesday against a measure that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state with 20 votes against and 18 in favor. Most of the yes votes came from the…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2019

Mexico City’s LGBT-Inclusive School Uniforms Policy

Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced on June 3 that children in Mexico City would be allowed to choose the uniform they wear to school. The policy applies to pre-schools, elementary schools,…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Queer in the caravan: The dangers LGBT migrants face in search for asylum

The journey north for migrants traveling through Mexico carries multiple risks—food insecurity, exposure to elements, assault, injury and more. Traveling with a caravan offers a measure of safety against some of these…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

Boys can wear skirts, girls can wear pants for school uniforms in Mexico City

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum recently announced the city is doing away with gender restrictions on school uniforms. ‘We are announcing something very simple but for us very transcendent. I think the…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2019

YouTube’s ‘confused’ response to anti-gay slurs

YouTube is one of many companies that has given its logo a rainbow-themed makeover to show support for LGBT rights - but, underneath the colourful veneer, a row has erupted over how…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Undocumented and unafraid, as Philly’s Latino LGBT immigrants and organizers push back on immigration crackdown

Artist Nicolas Gonzalez-Medina spoke out from the stage on Saturday, in front of about 200 people: He’s an undocumented immigrant, living in the United States without government permission. And he doesn’t care…

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