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Puerto Vallarta opens LGBTQ center with newly-hired director

Puerto Vallarta opens LGBTQ center with newly-hired director

  • by Ed Walsh
  • Jun 5, 2024

Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ space, the Vallarta Gay+ Community Center, recently opened in a permanent space near the city's famed Malecon walkway and is being overseen by a newly-hired executive director.

Out in the World: New ILGA World report tracks global backtracking on LGBTQ rights

Out in the World: New ILGA World report tracks global backtracking on LGBTQ rights

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 31, 2024

Responding to the alarming rise in restrictions of freedom for LGBTQ people around the world, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Intersex Association World has released a new report highlighting the global backtracking on LGBTQ rights.

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

SF DPH and CDC urge mpox vaccination

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • May 29, 2024

With Pride coming up, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging people at risk for mpox, to receive two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to protect themselves from the disease.

Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

Out in the World: LGBTQ protectors most targeted, human rights report says

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 24, 2024

LGBTQ human rights protectors were the most targeted groups of those fighting for equality, according to a new report from Front Line Defenders.

Mexican authorities abruptly shutter LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta

Mexican authorities abruptly shutter LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta

  • by Ed Walsh
  • May 20, 2024

Mexican authorities abruptly and without warning shut down a longtime LGBTQ hotel in Puerto Vallarta Friday night, leaving some guests with their belongings tossed in the street.

Out in the World: South America sees anti-LGBTQ incident in Argentina; Peru declares gender ID mental disorder

Out in the World: South America sees anti-LGBTQ incident in Argentina; Peru declares gender ID mental disorder

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 17, 2024

South America appears to continue to roll backward as policies, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, and violence escalate against LGBTQ people.

Out in the World: Bay Area fundraiser for LGBTQ refugee group ORAM features gay Ugandan

Out in the World: Bay Area fundraiser for LGBTQ refugee group ORAM features gay Ugandan

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 10, 2024

The Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration had a homecoming in the San Francisco Bay Area in an effort to drum up support and talk about its work.

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay congressmember criticizes NY queer bar for canceling Eurovision watch party

LGBTQ Agenda: Gay congressmember criticizes NY queer bar for canceling Eurovision watch party

  • by John Ferrannini
  • May 10, 2024

A gay New York City congressmember criticized a queer bar's decision to cancel a Eurovision watch party as antisemitic.

Out in the World: Czech president signs expanded same-sex partnership rights into law — fight for marriage continues

Out in the World: Czech president signs expanded same-sex partnership rights into law — fight for marriage continues

  • by Heather Cassell
  • May 3, 2024

Same-sex couples in the Czech Republic are a step closer to marriage equality, as pro-LGBTQ President Petr Pavel has expanded their rights under a new law.

Out in the World: Blinken issues State Dept. report on countries' human rights practices

Out in the World: Blinken issues State Dept. report on countries' human rights practices

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 25, 2024

In its latest examination of human rights records across nearly 200 countries and territories around the world, the U.S. State Department found an increasing number are trampling on the rights of their citizens.

Out in the World: Anti-LGBTQ bills, laws are spreading around the world

Out in the World: Anti-LGBTQ bills, laws are spreading around the world

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 17, 2024

Anti-LGBTQ bills and new laws are spreading around the world, including in several African nations and the former Soviet republic of Belarus.

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

Out in the World: First-ever Africa Pride aims to bring LGBTQ community together in solidarity

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 10, 2024

A coalition of InterPride member organizations and other LGBTQ Pride and rights groups led by the Reverend Troy Perry's call to action announced the first-ever Africa Pride that is timed with the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Out in the World: Ugandan Constitutional Court upholds most of anti-gay law

Out in the World: Ugandan Constitutional Court upholds most of anti-gay law

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Apr 8, 2024

Uganda's Constitutional Court has upheld most of the country's draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Out in the World: US Senate confirms Maloney as ambassador; Biden OKs Pride flag ban

Out in the World: US Senate confirms Maloney as ambassador; Biden OKs Pride flag ban

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Mar 25, 2024

Gay former New York congressmember Sean Patrick Maloney is the new U.S. representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which carries the rank of ambassador.