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Transgender Woman Lives In Constant Danger After Being Deported To Mexico

Deborah Alvarez first arrived to the U.S. when she was 13, where she lived for 17 years. Deported for a low-level crime — prostitution solicitation — in 2005, she was forced to return to a country that she feels threatened in because she is transgender. Since her deportation in 2005, continue reading »

Ricky Martin Calls for Gay Rights in Puerto Rico

Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve bill No. 238, which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island. continue reading »

In the Two Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT

Today, Center for American Progress called an event towards LGBT undocumented immigrants with the founder of Define American Jose Antonio Vargas, and launched "Dual In Shadows: Undocumented Immigrants LGBT." In light of the results of the Williams Institute UCLA, which has at least 267.000 LGBT-identified among the adult population of the undocumented continue reading »

Latino Commission on AIDS Praises Bipartisan Senate Working Group on Immigration Reform

Today, a bipartisan group of Senators released a comprehensive package to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which includes a pathway to citizenship for the almost 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. continue reading »

DREAMer to Senator Marco Rubio:  Leaving LGBT Immigrants Out of Immigration Reform Is Not an Option

As the conversation for immigration reform continues to heat up, GetEQUAL released the following statement today in response to Senator Marco Rubio's recent attempts to offer an immigration framework that only offers relief to a very small percentage of immigrants: continue reading »

Cardinal George- Legislation Creating “Same-Sex” Marriage: What’s at Stake?

At the beginning of the New Year, 2013, a law is being proposed in the General Assembly to change the legal definition of marriage in Illinois to accommodate those of the same sex who wish to “marry” one another. In this discussion, the Church will be portrayed as “anti-gay,” which is a difficult position to be in, particularly when families and the Church herself love those of their members who are same-sex oriented. What’s at stake in this legislative proposal and in the Church’s teaching on marriage? continue reading »

Transexual Wins Election in Small Cuban Town

A transexual who lives as a woman in a central Cuban village said her election to local office is the "biggest victory" possible over all the "repudiation" she has suffered in her 48 years. continue reading »

Mexico’s “Muxes” Find Safe Home in Oaxaca, MX Town (VIDEO)

For transvestite men, one Mexico town is a safe haven. town of Juchitan, Oaxaca in southern Mexico is home to a growing number of gay and transvestite men looking for a s continue reading »

Gay Couple Arrested in Texas for Demanding Right to Marry; Face Elevated Charges

On July 5, Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler applied for a marriage license they knew they’d never get. Texas, where the two men live, has a ban on same-sex marriages—and officials who issue licenses can face criminal charges. continue reading »

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions. The resolution supports marriage equality for all Americans, including those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. continue reading »

Ricky Martin is the Most Influential Person Fighting for LGBT Rights, Says Report

Puerto Rican singer and actor Ricky Martin tops the list of the 20 most influential people in the United States in fighting for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual, or LGBTT, community, the Huffington Post reported. continue reading »

Gay Activists Protest Annulment of Marriages in Cancun- Annulment Pursued by Uninvolved Party

Gay rights groups have launched a campaign to protest the annulment of two same-sex marriages performed last November in the Mexican Caribbean resort city of Cancun. "We just left the prosecutor's office, where we filed a discrimination complaint over the annulment of our marriage, (a move) that lacks all legal reasoning and is an act of homophobia," Sergio Monje, whose marriage was one continue reading »

El Paso Native Starts First Magazine For Hispanic GLBT Community

An online magazine dedicated to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual Hispanic community is growing in popularity. The publisher of the magazine is an El Paso native who says this magazine is the only of its kind in the nation and one that was needed. continue reading »

Election Wins for Immigration, Women, and Workers This Week

Voters across the country defeated laws earlier that week that would have targeted reproductive rights, collective bargaining, and same-day voter registration. And in key state legislative races, the message of LGBT equality prevailed while the author of one of the nation’s strictest immigration laws was recalled continue reading »

Lesbian Torture Clinics in Ecuador- Claiming to “Cure” Them

Paola lives in Ecuador, where these so-called clinics are terrifyingly common -- although the government shut down 27 this year, 180 clinics remain open, and most of the continue reading »

Chile’s Constitutional Court Says No Gay Marriage

In a 9-1 vote, Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal has declared arguments for the legalization of gay marriage “inapplicable,” refusing to grant marriage licenses to gay couples. continue reading »

UFC President Welcomes Gay Fighters

According to USA Today, Dana Priest, president of the Ultimate Fighting Competition, faced accusations from the Las Vegas chapter of the Culinary Union and other groups of being an anti-gay organization. continue reading »

Honduras Government Bans Children under 15 from Ricky Martin Concert

The Honduran government has authorized the upcoming October 16 Ricky Martin concert. Earlier this month some religious leaders wanted to prevent the show from happening because they deemed Ricky a bad example for being a gay parent and claiming the show has “erotic content”. continue reading »

LGBTQ and Immigration Reform: Two Movements Joined at the Heart

Late last month, Congressmen Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL, 4th) and Mike Quigley (D-IL, 5th) met with leaders of the Chicago's LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition, an emerging alliance between members of the LGBT and immigrant communities who find themselves in a political struggle for basic rights. continue reading »

1,000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

Mexico City officials have announced they have performed the 1,000 gay marriage in the city since same-sex marriages were approved back on March, 2010. continue reading »