Advocates in Argentina share the good news as a Russian man they worked with won refugee status. In a statement FALGBT congratulated their country on opening their doors to someone fleeing persecution for being LGBT and urged others to the same.
Judge Gimenez Perez' decision to dismiss the marriage equality case in Puerto Rico disappointed many Puerto Ricans both inside and outside the island. Advocates are not giving up though and will appeal the case.
A Latina lesbian woman makes both People en Español's list and the Latino GLBT History Project's list of powerful and important leaders. Ingrid M. Duran has a great personal story to share and has also contributed to creating a space for more Latin@ LGBT people to tell their stories.
A trans woman in the Dominican Republic has been brutalized by police there according to articles in two papers there. Activists say that there have been a recent spate of such incidents and are calling for investigations.
Segments, photos and messages for #spiritday from Univision, Maria Elena Salinas, Enrique Santos and Despierta America among others shared important information about the impact of bullying on LGBT people.
La Embajada de Mexico y sus 50 consulados estan apoyando #spiritday compartiendo fotos y mensajes demostrando su rechazo del bullying y el apoyo a los jovenes LGBT. The Mexican Embassy and its 50 consulates is supporting #spiritday by sharing photos and messages demonstrating that they are standing up to bullying and supporting LGBT youth.