Archive for August, 2008
  • Mexico City: City extends official rights to transgender individuals
    Posted August 30th, 2008 at 4:56 pm
    City extends official rights to transgender individuals BY NACHA CATTAN The News Transgender individuals in Mexico City will be able to change their name and sex on official documents thanks to a new law passed by the capital's Assembly on Friday. A civil court has between three and six months to accept and carry out a request to adjust birth certificates and other legal paperwork, the law states. City legislators say this is the first time any member of the transgender, transsexual and tran...
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Do Kill
    Posted August 28th, 2008 at 1:25 am
    This is a great story written by Lennox Samuels who used to work for the Dallas Morning News in Dallas and later he went to Mexico City where he was the News' Bureau Chief for awhile.  Good to see that there is life outside the Dallas News.  You go Lennox. ------------------- Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Do Kill Nobody wants to talk about gays in Iraq, much less who is killing them. Lennox Samuels Newsweek Web Exclusive Updated: 2:58 PM ET Aug 26, 2008 When militiamen from the M...
  • Ricky Martin a Dad!!
    Posted August 25th, 2008 at 5:07 am
    Martin twins are livin' the surrogate life NEW YORK -- Latin superstar Ricky Martin is the father of twin boys born by a surrogate mother. The children were born a few weeks ago "and already under Ricky's full-time care,'' according to a statement from his representatives. The statement gave no further details but said Martin, 36, ''will be spending the remainder of the year out of the public spotlight in order to spend time with his children.'' AP ...
  • As Latin Nations Treat Gays Better, Asylum Is Elusive
    Posted August 12th, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    As Latin Nations Treat Gays Better, Asylum Is Elusive By Ceci Connolly Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, August 12, 2008; A03 SAN DIEGO -- Quietly over the past 14 years, gay men and lesbians from Mexico have sought -- and received -- political asylum in the United States based on their sexual orientation and the argument that the culture of "machismo" in their country has sometimes put homosexuals there in danger. But as Mexico and other Latin American countries begin to liberalize laws reg...
  • Accused King shooter pleads not guilty
    Posted August 9th, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    Accused King shooter pleads not guilty published Friday, August 8, 2008 A 14-year-old Southern California boy has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his gay classmate. Brandon McInerney entered the plea in Ventura County Superior Court on Thursday. McInerney is charged as an adult with first degree murder and a hate crime for the Feb. 12 fatal shooting of 15-year-old Larry King, pictured, at their junior high school in Oxnard. King sometimes wore makeup and told friends he was gay. Defense at...
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