Familia

A historic LGBT candidacy in the Dominican Republic

42-year-old Deivis Ventura is the first openly gay man running for a seat as a diputado, or representative in the Dominican Republic's equivalent of the House of Representatives. His candidacy comes with the support of the Ciudadanos Más, an initiative to position leaders from traditionally excluded minorities in the political field.

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Every happy family is different: recognition for diverse families in Latin America

Happy families all start with love, but that doesn't mean they look the same. For years children have been raised by grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles, single moms, single dads, two moms, two dads, transgender parents, etc., but not all of these families are recognized at the hospital, in the schoolyard or the court house. In Latin America, a lot of LGBT advocates are finding creative ways to shine a light on diverse families.
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In Colombia, a win for LGBT families

The Colombia Constitutional Court granted a victory to children with gay and lesbian parents in the country by ruling that sexual orientation could not be considered as an in impediment to adoption. "It is an unacceptable violation of her/his rights to deny a child a family based solely on the sexual orientation of the couple," read the ruling in part.

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La Casa Blanca se enfoca en registrar miembros de la comunidad LGBT para el periodo de registración abierta de La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio

El periodo para inscribirse bajo La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio acaba de empezar, pero la fecha límite para participar se aproxima rápidamente. Familias, parejas, e individuos LGBT pueden aplicar para un plan de seguro médico que es equitativo e igual hasta el 31 de enero, 2016. Pueden visitar el sitio web HealthCare.gov durante este periodo de inscripción abierto para encontrar un plan de seguro médico de acuerdo a su presupuesto y sus necesidades médicas.

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