Mexico

LGBTI Rights in Mexico


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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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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