Mexico

LGBTI Rights in Mexico


ADDED ON: 03/30/2020

Isolation and HIV memories hit LGBT+ elderly hard in lockdowns

As lockdowns are imposed around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus, LGBT+ groups are scrambling to support older members of their community who are more likely to live alone and…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Coronavirus Leaves Migrants along Mexico-U.S. Border even More Vulnerable

Jaime Antonio Marin Rocha and his mother, Yolanda Rocha, run Jardín de las Mariposas, a shelter for LGBT migrants in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Marin told the Washington Blade on…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2020

Over 140 LGBTQ couples marry in mass wedding in Mexico City

Ana Scarlett Vargas was assigned male at birth, but she said she knew she was a girl at just 7 years old. At 13, she started performing in drag shows, impersonating the…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2020

Advocates: Transgender Woman Sexually Assaulted at ICE Site

A transgender woman seeking asylum should be released after she was sexually assaulted and harassed while being detained in an Arizona immigration facility with men for nine months, advocates said Thursday. Alejandra…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2020

Veracruz Congress rejects same-sex marriage

The Veracruz Congress rejected the reform of 52 articles of the Civil Code that sought to establish formal union between people of the same sex, since it was indicated that the natural…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2020

Football faces up to homophobia in Mexico

Mexican Ricardo Canabal gave up playing football when he was 21, unable to reconcile his sexuality with what LGBT+ campaigners say is a deep-rooted homophobia in the sport. Now 35, he has…

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ADDED ON: 01/22/2020

Homosexual and trans migrants ask for help from the LGBT community in Mexico

Central American homosexuals and trans who travel in the migrant caravan this Monday ask for the attention and help of the Mexican LGBT community because of the risk they face and the…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2020

House Democrats to ask ICE to release all transgender immigrants in custody

House Democrats are preparing to ask the Department of Homeland Security to release all transgender immigrants being held at long-term federal immigration facilities. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois is leading the…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2019

Painting of Naked Mexican Revolutionary Hero Unleashes Controversy

A painting depicting Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for high heels and a pink sombrero, astride an aroused white horse, has sparked controversy in socially conservative Mexico, prompting protests that…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2019

Mexico’s president condemns LGBT+ hate crimes after painting row

Mexico’s president on Wednesday condemned hate crimes against LGBT+ people after a row over a painting of revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata naked but for a pink sombrero, high heels and a ribbon…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2019

LGBT-friendly Businesses in Mexico Has Nearly Doubled Since Last Year

According to an advocacy group for LGBT rights, the total number of Mexican LGBT firms has been growing over the years. This has been inspired by businesses in the United States of…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2019

Gay marriage in Baja: reforms aim to address discrimination

Same-sex marriage is legal in Baja California. Sort of. To get married in the state, gay and lesbian couples are legally required to overcome costly and lengthy legal obstacles that heterosexual couples…

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