Spanish-Language and Latino

LGBT stories that impact Spanish-speaking communities, and analysis of the media that serves those communities

The Lives They Lived, Chavela Vargas

Once, when Mexico was the bellybutton of the universe, Isabel Vargas Lizano ran away from home and resolved to make herself into a Mexican singer. This was in the 1930s, when Europe was on fire, the U.S. out of work and Mexico busy giving birth to herself after a revolution. At 14, Isabel was busy birthing herself, too. Cast off from her Costa Rican kin for being too strange, she would become Mexico’s beloved Chavela Vargas.
New York Times Magazine
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January 2, 2013

Mexico lifts gay and bisexual blood donor ban

A little noticed Mexican health norm first approved in August and then published in the country's regulatory Official Federation Diary on October 26th has gone into effect today essentially doing away with a two-decade ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, reports Animal Político.

Blabbeando
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December 27, 2012

El pueblo de Puerto Rico y todos los latinos merecen algo mejor

[In English] A young man is kidnapped, robbed then beaten to death and his body burned. Adding to this already awful situation, TV host, Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa and the life-sized puppet he voices, La Comay, re-victimize publicist José Enrique Gómez Saladín by suggesting that if he allegedly was in an area known for “prostitution and homosexuality,” as his killers claim, he may have brought the violence on himself.
The Huffington Post
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December 19, 2012

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