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Puebla establishes an annual “Day Against Homophobia”

The legislature of the state of Puebla voted this week to name May 17th “el Día Estatal Contra la Homofobia.” Though the measure appears to be purely symbolic, according to El Universal, supporters hope it will help lay the groundwork in the fight against homophobia in the notoriously conservative state of Puebla. Brahim Zamora Salazar, [...]

Homophobic ranting on Televisa morning show

If you want to see an ugly reminder that not everyone is happy about the Mexico City assembly’s decision to legalist gay marriage, head over to Blabbeando, where Andrés reports about Televisa host Esteban Arce using his morning show as a platform for his sixth-grade level homophobia. Arce has all the class of Bill O’Reilly [...]

Homophobia in Mexico: Agustín Estrada Negrete

The worst nightmare for a queer person became reality for Professor Agustín Estrada Negrete last May 7th. He was arrested and beaten by the police in the State of Mexico, and then taken to the federal maximum security prison, Almoloya de Juárez, where he was sexually abused. Estrada Negrete’s story began a year ago, when [...]

VIII Semana Cultural de la Diversidad Sexual

From May 25th to May 3oth, the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City will host a series of lectures about sexual diversity and discrimination.  Experts from Mexico and abroad will talk about topics such as homophobia, sexual transmitted diseases, and discrimination against queer groups in Mexico. As it always happens in this [...]