Connect with PVAngelsJoin PVAngels on FacebookJoin PVAngels on TwitterPVAngels News Feeds Tell a Friend PVAngels Newsletter  
Home Home   About PVAngels   Get Involved   Local News   Event Calendar   Add a Charity   Partners for Change   Contact Us      Search Search PVAngels 

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

  News &
Politics
Issues &
Opinions
Business &
Finance
Health &
Evironment
Lifestyle &
Entertainment
Travel &
Outdoors
Science &
Technology

Rights Activists Mark Small Steps Forward on LGBTI Issues in Their Countries

i24News
go to original
May 18, 2016



LGBT rights supporters celebrate in Mexico City (AFPBB News)

Rights activists worldwide marked the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Tuesday, a day intended to draw attention to important LGBT issues around the world.

In the US, a civil rights debate has been raging over a flurry of initiatives targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities since a historic US Supreme Court decision last year legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Created in 2004, the day is marked annually on May 17 commemorating the declassification of homosexuality as a mental disorder by the World Health Organization in 1990.

The International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is officially recognized in several US states, the European Parliament, and many local authorities, and is often marked by special LGBT events.

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the day by announcing and formally unveiling a bill protecting transgender people from discrimination and hate speech as debate rages over transgender rights in the neighboring United States.

Kosovo held its first-ever gay pride march, with a few hundred participants calling for acceptance and their rights in the mainly ethnic Albanian and Muslim society.

And in Mexico, President Enrique Pena Nieto proposed a constitutional reform to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

Read the rest at i24news

Related: Despite Catholic Majority, Mexican President Seeks to Legalize Gay Marriage (Townhall)

  Check out ACT LGBT Association of Commerce & Tourism


We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!


Meet the Charities

Community Services

Environmental

Animals & Wildlife

Health Care

Youth & Family

Education

Culture & Recreation

Special Interests


How You Can Help

Use Your Powers for Good

Add Your Favorite Charity

Save a Life - Give Blood

 

Partners for Change

Meet the Partners

Become a Partner for Change


About Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Local News

Local Event Calendar

Puerto Vallarta Videos

Puerto Vallarta Photos

Historic Puerto Vallarta

Local Area Maps

Important Phone Numbers

CraigsList in Puerto Vallarta


News Around Mexico

Mexico Issues & Opinions

Mexico Business News

Mexico Evironmental News

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mexico Travel & Outdoors

Science & Technology News

Mexico News & Travel Videos


Stay Connected

Find PVAngels on Facebook Follow PVAngels on Twitter Sign up PVAngels Newsletter RSS Feeds on PVAngels


Resources

About PVAngels

Add Your Charity

Add Your News & Events

Locate Yourself on Our Maps

Jobs - Join PVAngels Team


FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance a more in-depth understanding of critical issues facing the world. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

m3 • local actions from global awareness