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Mexico City invites Argentina’s first same-sex married couple for a free honeymoon

The Mexico City tourism board is doing a good job promoting Mexico City as a gay-friendly tourist destination: their offer of a free D.F. honeymoon for Argentina’s first same-sex married couple has been reported by more mainstream media sources than I would have guessed. Although the municipality of Mexico City has been performing same-sex marriages [...]

Let’s Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico City!

This evening, the LGBT community will celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Mexico City. After members of Mexico City PAN (National Action Party) fought against the bill–politically supported by Mexican president Felipe Calderón–the Supreme Court dismissed six appeals coming from the governors of Baja California, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Sonora and Tlaxcala who argued that [...]

Lectures on same-sex marriage in Mexico City

Opposition against same-sex marriage in Mexico City has prompted several reactions among GLBT groups concerned about defending what it should be considered a matter of rights–and not a matter of opinion or referendums, as the PAN (National Action Party) has put it. The same group that organized the march in defense of same-sex marriage last [...]

March in Defense of Gay Marriage in Mexico City

After same-sex marriage was legalized last December 21st, conservatives in Mexico City didn’t wait long to protest and take action against this legal decision. Mariana Gómez del Campo from the conservative Partido de Acción Nacional is the leader of a campaign against same-sex marriage who argues, first, that Mexican constitution states that marriage should be [...]

Macha Mexico in Photos: Teddy Bear

February just started…with awful weather that includes wind and constant rains. However, stores all over Mexico City do not waste the opportunity to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day, offering colorful gifts for people in love. Meanwhile, the Chilango GLBT community is planning a march next Saturday to defend gay marriage and the right of adoption for [...]

An open letter from Jesusa Rodríguez and Lilina Felipe

Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe are a legendary couple in the history of Mexican culture and Mexican lesbianism. Rodríguez, a Mexican actress, playwright and social activist has a long career as an artist who experimented with opera, theater, cabaret, as well as other forms of popular theater such as a style of Mexican vaudeville called [...]

Mexico City tourism minister says: “We will be a gay friendly city.”

Mexico City tourism minister Alejandro Rojas is planning for the increase in gay tourism that he says will result from the city’s recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Last Wednesday La Jornada reported that Rojas is looking forward to the influx of capital that will result from gay-marriage-related tourism and calls for greater tolerance from [...]

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 [...]

Mexico City legalizes same-sex marriage!

This just in from the Associated Press! The Mexico City local assembly voted today to allow same-sex marriage, 39 to 20. The city had already passed a domestic partnership (leyes de convivencia) bill in 2007, but that was considered a symbolic victory at best, since it provided no more rights to same-sex couples than those already [...]

Responsible Tourism: Immigration Reform

Some readers might be wondering what being a responsible tourist has to do with the debate about immigration reform. Both tourism and immigration, however, are based on a certain freedom of movement, to travel, whether for a long weekend or for a lifetime, away from one’s “home country” in order to explore, to sight-see, to [...]