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LGBTI Rights in Mexico


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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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Beach erupts in protest as armed police arrest gay couple ‘for kissing’

Two gay men were arrested after kissing on a public Mexico beach but were freed after fellow sunbathers charged after the police vehicle and demanded their release. In a video that has…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Mexico’s top court to vote on gay marriage in Yucatan state

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico’s top court is due to vote Wednesday whether to order the state of Yucatan to legalize gay marriage, a move that would open the door…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2021

What’s next for these transgender asylum seekers stranded in Mexico?

Kataleya Nativi Baca, 29, can see the yellow grasslands of San Ysidro, California, from the crests of Tijuana’s hills. The palm trees swaying less than a mile from her shack are rooted…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2021

The Largest Native American Two-Spirit Powwow Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

On February 11th, 2012, the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization (BAAITS) held the first ever Native American Two-Spirit Powwow. A powwow is a cultural celebration that includes traditions like singing, dancing,…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

FROM THE FIELD: Misunderstood and mistreated; transgender women in Mexico

The Women of “Casa de las Muñecas Tiresias” shelter, have been providing up to 80 free meals a day to some of their most vulnerable neighbours. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2020

Mexico’s senior Catholic leader backs civil unions for gay couples

The Mexican Catholic Church’s highest-ranking bishop agrees with recent comments by Pope Francis in support of legal protections offered by civil unions for gay couples, the prelate told Reuters, stressing that no…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

‘A Butterfly With My Wings Cut Off’: A Transgender Asylum Seeker’s Quest to Come to California

When she turned 15, like so many girls in her town in Guatemala, Luna Guzmán celebrated with a quinceañera. “My friend lent me the dress because she saw the way I used…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

Conservative Mexican State Puebla Legalized Gay Marriage

Congratulations to the gay citizens of Puebla. According to the Yucatan Times, the Mexican state of Puebla has just legalized gay marriage. The state Congress approved an update to the state’s Civil…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2020

Conservative Mexican state of Puebla legalizes same-sex marriage

The Congress of the Mexican state of Puebla voted to legalize same-sex marriages by an overwhelming majority on Tuesday, marking a step forward for LGBT rights in the predominantly Roman Catholic Latin…

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