Tag Archive | Mexico

Mexico: President condemns LGBT+ hate crimes after portrait row

Mexico: President condemns LGBT+ hate crimes after portrait 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, led to an apparent attack on LGBT+ activists. Protestors stormed a national art gallery where the painting was on display on Tuesday, to […]

Mexico: Firms growing more LGBT+ friendly – Report

Mexico: Firms growing more LGBT+ friendly – Report

The number of Mexican companies with LGBT+ friendly work policies nearly doubled in the past year, a leading rights group reported on Thursday, showing the influence of U.S. corporations on local business partners to support gay and trans workers. The number grew to 120 from 69 the previous year, according to the annual Equidad MX […]

Mexico: Vogue cover spotlights trans ‘muxe’ women

Mexico: Vogue cover spotlights trans ‘muxe’ women

(Reuters) – A culture of indigenous transgender women, that has been part of southern Mexico’s heritage for centuries, is primed for global fashion cachet, thanks to one of the world’s top style magazines. For the first time in Vogue magazine’s more than 120 years of publishing, an indigenous ‘muxe’ will appear next month on the […]

Mexico: With gay couple as stars, telenovela set to make history

Mexico: With gay couple as stars, telenovela set to make history

A Mexican soap opera that debuts on Sunday is set to make television history as the country’s first telenovela to feature a gay couple as the leading characters. “Juntos, El Corazon Nunca se Equivoca” (Together, the Heart is Never Wrong) from Mexican network Televisa centers on two teenagers who move to Mexico City to attend […]

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 […]