A transgender elected official reflects an evolving Cuba
Ms Hernández, 48, who identifies as a woman and goes by Adela, would sooner cut a lazy bureaucrat to size with her sharp tongue than chop sugar cane with a machete. And you would more likely catch her hauling water to her house in platform heels than trudging the streets in fatigues and work boots.
Cuba finds its footing on LGBT rights
When our organization embarked on a study of women and gender equality in Cuba, we interviewed dozens of women across the island. After speaking to them, we became convinced that Cuba’s evolution on issues relating to equality for LGBT people had to be a part of the story.
Mexico's top court rules anti-gay terms are hate speech
The magistrates voted 3-2 late Wednesday in favor of a journalist from the central city of Puebla who in 2010 sued a reporter at a different newspaper who had written a column referring to him as "punal" and others at the plaintiff's newspaper as "maricones." Both words roughly translate into "faggot."
Puerto Rico’s LGBT community
receives bipartisan support
In an otherwise conservative “state”, LGBT rights received support from members of both political parties in the Island. San Juan’s new mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz of the Commonwealth Party announced that she would include same-sex couples the right to participate in the city’s health care plan in the same way married couples currently participate.
Center hosts meeting for Cuban Five
As part of its effort to forge new ties, Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five held a meeting at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City June 2. Leaders from various organizations voiced their commitment to work on behalf of the Cuban heroes, noting that the US government's persecution of them is connected to its imperialist wars abroad and attacks on immigrants at home.
Jamaica: Homosexuality and sexuality ethics
Reports in the press last week about rousing worship in a gay church here, a rise in divorce, AIDS and teenage sexual activity, as well as 12-year-old children in Portland having oral sex with grown men, all relate to a broader phenomenon.
Mexican state of Coahuila approves law recognizing same-sex unions
The legislature for
the northern Mexican state of Coahuila approved a law
recognizing same-sex unions on Thursday, becoming the
second assembly to take such an action in the
predominantly Roman Catholic nation.