Tag: mexico gay rights

Gay characters make history as leads of new Mexican telenovela

LGBTI characters are becoming more visible on soaps worldwide A telenovela in Mexico made history on Sunday (23 June) by starring gay characters as the leads for the first time ever. Juntos, El Corazon Nunca se Equivoca, which premiered last night, is a spinoff of another telenovela, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia, which ran from… Read more »

Mexican consulates worldwide instructed to perform same-sex marriages

Mexico City – Mexico’s foreign affairs secretary has instructed the country’s consulates throughout the world to allow all citizens, regardless of gender, to marry in their offices. Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says that a democratic country can’t be built by excluding part of society. More than a dozen Mexican states and the capital allow same-sex… Read more »

3 LGBT Rights Activists Murdered In Southern Mexico

According to the AP, the bodies were found on a road between Taxco and Cuernavaca. The bodies had bullet wounds to the head. The victims were identified as activists Ruben Estrada, Carlos Uriel Lopez and Roberto Vega. Roberto Alvarez, a security spokesman for Guerrero, said Tuesday that the killings may have been linked to extortion.… Read more »

Mexico City’s gay subway – in pictures

David Graham had heard that gay men in Mexico City used the underground as a cruising labyrinth – and its ground zero was the legendary ‘last car’. Could it be true? The Last Car: Cruising in Mexico City by David Graham is published by Kehrer Source – The Guardian

An incredible court ruling just ordered 16 countries to make same-sex marriage legal

A landmark court ruling has ordered 16 new countries to make same-sex marriage legal. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights reached a decision today on a marriage equality petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis. 20 countries agreed to follow the court’s rulings when they signed the American Convention on… Read more »

Muxes: gender-fluid lives in a small Mexican town

In the latest Guardian documentary we meet three muxes, people whose gender identity is unique to the Oaxaca region and the indigenous Zapoteca culture In Juchitán, Mexico, muxes – children identified as male at birth, but who choose at a young age to be raised as female – are embraced as part of the community.… Read more »

Mexico’s gay couples fight backlash against same-sex marriage

The supreme court ruled last year that restricting marriage to heterosexuals was discriminatory but well-funded Christian groups are staging a fightback After 19 years together, Inés Acevedo and Yolanda Torres finally tied the knot last September, at a collective wedding in the Mexican city of Querétaro. But their marriage was tragically short lived: less than… Read more »

Thousands rally against gay marriage in Tijuana: ‘We have the right to defend our values’

Thousands of opponents of same-sex marriage, including Tijuana’s new Roman Catholic archbishop, gathered for a rally in the city Saturday to protest Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s proposed constitutional reform favoring the right of couples to marry regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The morning march to City Hall was one of dozens of… Read more »

The Massacre at a Mexican Gay Bar That No One Talked About

The LGBT community in Latin America regularly faces violence, and Islam has nothing to do with it. While reactions to the horrific shooting of an Orlando LGBT club have focused on attacker’s alleged links to Islamic extremists—despite pledging allegiance to both the Islamic State group and nemesis Hezbollah—news of a similar attack on a popular… Read more »

Lawmakers In Nayarit, Mexico Approve Gay Marriage Bill

Lawmakers in the Mexican state of Nayarit earlier this month approved a bill which allows gay and lesbian couples to marry in the state. Nayarit is expected to become the fourth Mexican municipality where gay couples can tie the knot, though marriage equality is technically possible throughout the country. Two additional states – Chihuahua and… Read more »

Mexican Top Court Strikes Down Jalisco’s Gay Marriage Ban

The First Chamber of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice on Wednesday struck down an article of civil code in the state of Jalisco that prohibited gay couples from marrying. A gay and a lesbian couple challenged the western state’s civil code after they were denied marriage licenses. Article 258 of the Jalisco Civil Code… Read more »

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Gay Marriage Bans; Chihuahua Joins Equality States

Mexico’s highest court has struck down state bans on gay marriage as unconstitutional for a fifth time. A state law which considers the ultimate purpose of marriage to be “procreation, and or defines [marriage] as celebrated between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional,” Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled. The ruling, delivered June 3 but made… Read more »

Mexico: Court rules same-sex marriage bans ‘discriminatory’

Mexico’s highest court has called bans on same-sex marriage “totally unjustified”. The court was responding to a petition for legal recourse submitted by a gay couple against state laws in Sinaloa which prevented them from marrying. The Supreme Court said in a statement: “The contested provisions are clearly discriminatory because the relationships in which homosexual… Read more »

QueerView March 13: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. This regular feature is titled “QueerView.” LGBT Activist Describes Queer Life In Mexico City Estefania Vela Barba discusses what it’s like to be queer in Mexico City. Click Here Source… Read more »

QueerView March 13: A Look Back At The Week In LGBT News Stories

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every Friday for your queer news round-up in this regular feature titled “QueerView.” LGBT Activist Describes Queer Life In Mexico City Estefania Vela Barba discusses what it’s like… Read more »

Mexico: First same-sex couple finally marry in Baja California

The first same-sex couple have married in the Mexican state of Baja California, after a protracted legal battle and numerous failed attempts. The Mexican Supreme Court ruled last year that the northern state – which borders the US state of California – could not prevent Victor Aguirre Espinoza and Fernando Urías Amparo from marrying. However,… Read more »

Gay Marriage Law Takes Effect In Mexican State Of Coahuila

Gay and lesbian couples on Wednesday began applying for marriage licenses after a law legalizing such unions took effect in the Mexican state of Coahuila. Coahuila, which is bordered by Texas to its north, is the first Mexican state to legislatively allow gay couples to marry. On Monday, September 1, an overwhelming majority of lawmakers… Read more »

Same-sex marriage and adoption approved in another Mexican state

The Mexican state of Coahuila has joined one other state and Mexico City in legally recognising same-sex marriages. The state voted the bill into law yesterday. Presenting the bill was Samuel Acevedo, who said he wanted all gay and lesbian couples to have equal rights to straight couples. He said the legislation would help to… Read more »

Mexico City: Thousands celebrate pride and call for an end to homophobia

Twelve thousand turned out in the streets of Mexico’s capital to celebrate pride on Saturday, under the protective gaze of around 1,900 police officers. The celebrators stopped in front of the Senate to protest the Family and Human Development Committee, whose chairman, Jose Maria Martinez, has spoken out against abortion and same sex marriage in… Read more »