Tag Archive | Mexico

Mexico: First Trans Congresswomen to Fight for LGBT+ rights

Mexico: First Trans Congresswomen to Fight for LGBT+ rights

In a first for Mexico, two transgender women are preparing to sit in the lower house of Congress, with both vowing to push for affirmative action in Latin America’s second-largest economy. More than 100 LGBT+ candidates took part in the June 6 elections, which saw the highest mid-term turnout in more than two decades, according […]

Mexico: Old hotel becomes LGBT+ refuge

Mexico: Old hotel becomes LGBT+ refuge

Moving from one migrant shelter to another, Susana Coreas – a transgender asylum seeker from El Salvador – endured rundown buildings, broken toilets, and eviction, so she jumped at the chance to open a refuge of her own. Coreas, 40, was working as a cleaner in a bar in Ciudad Juarez, on the US-Mexico border, […]

Mexico: Senior Catholic leader backs gay civil unions

Mexico: Senior Catholic leader backs gay civil unions

(Reuters) – The Mexican Catholic Church’s highest-ranking bishop agrees with recent comments by Pope Francis in support of civil unions for gay couples, the prelate told Reuters. Mexico is the second-biggest Catholic country after Brazil, with around 80% of its nearly 130 million people affiliated with the church. It has historically been conservative-leaning on social […]

Mexico: Transgender community in fear after second murder

Mexico: Transgender community in fear after second murder

(Reuters) – The gruesome killing on Saturday of a second transgender woman in northern Mexico has unnerved the local transgender community, and amplified calls for greater protections in the Latin American nation. The murder of Leslie Rocha in the border city of Ciudad Juarez came days after a transgender civil society group staged a protest […]

Mexico: Death of trans doctor sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

Mexico: Death of trans doctor sparks new fears over LGBT+ violence

Mexican authorities said on Friday they were investigating the death of a leading transgender health advocate, whose body was found dumped by a motorway, reigniting fears over the safety of trans people in the country. Elizabeth Montano, a transgender doctor, who worked at the Mexican Social Security Institute, had been reported missing for nearly 10 […]

Mexico: Deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico: Deadliest year for LGBT+ people in five years

Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people, in its deadliest year in half a decade, a leading rights group said on Friday, citing cases of victims brutally stabbed and brazenly killed in public. In 2019, 117 LGBT people were killed in Mexico, up almost a third compared with 2018, and the […]

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 […]