Tag Archive | Mexico

US: Death of second transgender asylum seeker sparks safety fears

US: Death of second transgender asylum seeker sparks safety fears

A second transgender asylum seeker who was HIV-positive has died after being detained in the United States, government officials said on Monday, sparking fresh concerns over the treatment of LGBT+ immigrants. Johana Medina Leon, 25, died on Saturday at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, after being diagnosed as HIV-positive and complaining of chest pains, […]

Mexico: Official resigns because of HIV drug shortage

Mexico: Official resigns because of HIV drug shortage

A top Mexican health official said on Thursday that he had resigned amid growing anger over drug shortages that have left hundreds of HIV patients without life-saving medicines. Carlos Magis confirmed to the Thomson Reuters Foundation via text message local media reports that he had quit his job as director of comprehensive care at the […]

Luxembourg: Gay premier praises Mexico LGBT+ progress

Luxembourg: Gay premier praises Mexico LGBT+ progress

Luxembourg Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to advance LGBT rights in the country of some 120 million people. On the third day of his first official visit to Mexico, Bettel, one of the only openly-gay heads of state in the world, also spoke about the importance of […]

LGBT+ migrants face abuse in Mexican border city – activists

LGBT+ migrants face abuse in Mexican border city – activists

The arrival of about 80 LGBT+ asylum seekers from Central America in the Mexican border city of Tijuana has provoked an angry backlash from local residents, rights activists said. The asylum seekers are among thousands of migrants who are making their way through Mexico towards the United States. They split from the caravan they were […]

Mexico: LGBT+ rights take centre stage in new Congress

Mexico: LGBT+ rights take centre stage in new Congress

A bill passed this week in Mexico’s Senate, granting same-sex couples equal social security benefits as heterosexuals, now moves to the Chamber of Deputies, where advocates expect it will be voted into law. The vote in the country’s recently sworn-in upper house was unanimous. The amendment also included motions granting gay and lesbian couples the […]

Mexico: Pride march poses questions for leftist presidency favourite

Mexico: Pride march poses questions for leftist presidency favourite

(Reuters) Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Mexico City on Saturday, with both hope and some nagging doubts about the prospect of a presidential election victory by leftist front-runner, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, next weekend. Revellers […] waved rainbow flags, and the Mexican national colours on the capital’s Paseo de la Reforma […]

Film Review & Trailer: Coco

Film Review & Trailer: Coco

Frances Winston reviews this latest Disney-Pixar film about the Mexican Day of the Dead Directed by: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina – Starring the voices of: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos While the Mexican Day Of the Dead may not be fully celebrated […]