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Over the past week, Seattle’s Southside, Filipino and LGBT communities have gathered to mourn the loss of Danny Vega, an openly gay Filipino American man who died on November 27 from injuries received during a brutal attack in which he was beaten and robbed while taking a walk in his Rainier Valley neighborhood on November 15. He was 58 years old.
Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom reminds the Roman Catholic bishops that they have been champions of human rights for American citizens in the past, and calls on them to pause and reflect on their position regarding marriage equality for the people of Minnesota.
The Puerto Rican Senate approved a provision to their penal code that would eliminate protections for LGBT people from their hate crimes law. Change.org currently has a petition urging the Puerto Rico House of Representatives to stop the amendment. GLAAD joins Ricky Martin in urging people to sign the petition.
El Senado de Puerto Rico ha aprobado una enmienda a su código penal que eliminaría las protecciones a personas LGBT de la ley contra los crímenes de odio. Actualmente en Change.org hay una petición exhortando a la Cámara de Representantes de Puerto Rico a detener la enmienda. GLAAD se a une a Ricky Martin en instar a la gente a firmar la petición.