Mexico

LGBTI Rights in Mexico


ADDED ON: 10/08/2020

Gay Man Provides Help to LGBT Asylum Seekers in Mexico

A gay man from Guatemala who has asked for asylum in the U.S. runs a project that helps LGBT asylum seekers in a Mexican border city. Estuardo Cifuentes arrived in Matamoros, which…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

‘Unable to learn’ – Transgender schools in Latin America offer a fresh chance

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender girl growing up in Buenos Aires, Viviana Gonzalez dreamt of being a writer, composing poems to console her mother who fled Gonzalez’ abusive…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Transgender Sonorans, Allies Celebrate ‘Historic’ Passage Of Identity Measure

A measure to allow transgender Sonorans to easily modify official documents to reflect their gender identity has been approved. After a brief presentation from its sponsor and no floor debate, the Sonoran…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

UN condemns killing of LGBT activist in northern Mexico

The U.N. human rights agency called on Mexican authorities Thursday to thoroughly investigate the killing of an LGBT rights activist in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua. The office of the U.N.…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

‘My spirit broken’: Mexicans battle to ban conversion therapy

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she was 15 years old, Paola Santillan was raped by two men who claimed they would “take the lesbian” out of her. She kept the…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2020

Mexico City lawmakers vote to outlaw LGBT+ conversion therapy

Lawmakers in Mexico City on Friday voted to ban conversion therapy, part of a small but growing movement to end the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2020

Baja California legislators push to codify same-sex marriage protections in law

Baja California state legislators on Tuesday approved a draft initiative that seeks to eliminate the costly and lengthy legal obstacles that gay and lesbian couples face when seeking a marriage license in…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2020

Mexico City’s Casa Frida Offers Refuge to the LGBTQ Community During the Pandemic

Shelter-in-place measures limit coronavirus numbers, but they also expose the ugly side of staying at home. Calls to domestic violence hotlines have been up across the globe and in some places, LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

How Mexico Can Keep LGBT Rights On Track

Mexico officially recognized the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia for the first time last year. On May 17, 2019, I spoke at President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s morning press conference…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2020

Mexico sees deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2020

Tijuana shelter protects LGBTQ immigrants from coronavirus

Around 20 LGBTQ immigrants, the majority of whom are transgender women from countries throughout Latin America, are isolated and protected from the threat of the coronavirus in the Jardín de las Mariposas…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2020

Frida Kahlo: The surrealist artist and feminist who owned her adverse life story

A coil of dark braids, usually decorated with a flower crown, a vibrant dress and her signature unibrow, were some of the distinct features that set one of the 20th century’s most…

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