Mexico

LGBTI Rights in Mexico


ADDED ON: 01/19/2022

Mexico threatens fans with 5-year bans for homophobic chant.

The Mexican Football Federation says any fan caught screaming a homophobic chant at its matches will face a five-year ban from national team games. Federation President Yon de Luisa said fans buying…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2022

The first transgender woman officeholder in Baja wants to make Tijuana more inclusive

TIJUANA — The first transgender woman to hold public office in Baja California is determined to help develop a more inclusive language in Tijuana — and with it, a city government aimed at more…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2022

Queer kiss-a-thon staged at Six Flags Mexico theme park in response to ‘homophobia’

A “besotón”, or kiss-a-thon, has been staged at the Six Flags Mexico theme park after a queer couple visiting said they were victims of “homophobia”. A friend of the couple went viral…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Mexico: Six Flags amusement park drops PDA ban

The Six Flags amusement park in Mexico City has decided to drop a ban on "affectionate behavior" on its grounds. It comes after criticism members of the LGBTQ community were singled out…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2021

Mexico punished again for homophobic chant, will play more World Cup qualifiers without fans

Mexico's men's national soccer team will be forced to play two more World Cup qualifiers in empty stadiums after its fans continued yelling an anti-gay slur at matches in October. FIFA, soccer's global…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2021

Critically queer: L Heidenreich explores transgender Mestiz@ history

As someone who identifies as genderqueer, Mestiz@, materialist, and Catholic, L Heidenreich brings a unique perspective to the study of history that is hard to find in most classrooms. “I loved my…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2021

LGBT+ conversion therapy thrives even as bans gather pace

LONDON, Sept 15 (Openly) - Doctors once prescribed long, hard bike rides and testicular transplants to cure gay men of their "sexual abnormality". More than a century on, fear and controversy still…

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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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