Mexico

LGBTI Rights in Mexico


ADDED ON: 08/26/2022

LGBT migrants receiving ‘humanitarian parole’ at California port of entry

SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — About 120 asylum-seekers who are members of the LGBT community are being allowed into the U.S. on a daily basis. Enrique Lucero, the director of the Migrant Affairs…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2022

LGBTQ activists angered by Baja California governor’s stance on conversion therapy.

The memories remain raw for 27-year-old Benjamin Sanchez. As the teenage son of a pastor in an ultra-Christian community of Tijuana, his identity was considered a sin. To absolve himself, Sanchez was…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2022

Mass same-sex wedding in Mexico challenges discrimination

Even after five years of living together in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, something as simple as holding hands or sharing a kiss in public is unthinkable for Dayanny Marcelo and…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2022

Inside Mexico City’s First LGBTQ Soup Kitchen.

Like many parts of Mexico City, the Guerrero neighborhood feels simultaneously bustling and relaxed. Just northwest of the city’s historic center, kids play in the street as mopeds zip past narrow buildings…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2022

Mexican LGBTQ group rallies support for beach ‘paradise’ battered by storm

When Hurricane Agatha battered a Mexican beach hamlet popular with LGBTQ residents and visitors earlier this week, members of the community sprang into action to help the town rebound. Zipolite, located on…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2022

LGBTQ lawmakers in Latin America pledge to end conversion therapy in region

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Openly LGBTQ lawmakers from across Latin America who gathered in Argentina’s capital last week agreed to work together to ban so-called conversion therapy in the region. The second meeting…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Mexico seeks to bring those excluded due to LGBT-phobia into labor force.

In a country where discrimination prevails despite legal advances, Contrata LGBTIQ has become one of the first Mexican initiatives to integrate the LGBT community, including migrants, into the labor force. One case…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

Transgender migrants in Juarez wait chance to apply for U.S. asylum

Alejandra Gomez, a transgender woman, left her native Honduras a few months ago, fleeing discrimination and threats of violence. “That is the reason I am here,” Gomez said Thursday at the doorstep…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2022

Mexico issues first birth certificate recognising non-binary gender

An LGBT+ activist has become the first person in Mexico to be issued a birth certificate recognising his gender as non-binary. Fausto Martinez received the historic birth certificate from the Civil Registry…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2022

Lesbian couple’s killing, dismemberment sparks protest in Juarez

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) – Women’s rights and LGBT activists took to the streets of Juarez on Thursday, demanding answers in the murder and dismemberment of a lesbian couple last Sunday. Chihuahua state police…

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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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