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Activists in Mérida observe International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

LGBT activists gathered Monday at Mérida's Monumento a La Patria to demand respect for the human rights of gay, bisexual and transgender people.  International Day...

Yucatán’s congress declares high-speed Internet access a human right

Yucatán’s congress has passed a bill making Internet access a human right. 

Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.

New LGBTQ+ community market makes a splash in Mérida’s parks

Members of LGBTQ+ community are carving out spaces in local parks to host their own outdoor markets.

New law bans tampon tax in Mexico

The new legislation is being also being called a major victory by several feminist organizations

México welcomes 5 female refugees from Afghanistan

The women, members of a robotics engineering team, expressed their gratitude to the Mexican government and said they looked forward to a bright future in Mexico.

Montejo monument vandalized as hundreds march for Women’s Day

An International Women's Day march in Mérida highlighted growing issues of gender violence and inequality, ending with another monument covered with spray paint. The...

Belle Delouisse turns a feminist anthem into a ‘love letter’ to...

Young Mérida-born music artist Belle Delouisse has taken a feminist anthem and brought it home. Delouisse's version of Vivir Quintana's “Canción sin miedo” ("Song...

Merida human rights group enters pact with Nobel Laureates, heads to...

The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates announced a five-year partnership with Merida-based Jornada de Derechos Humanos to promote relations...

Women in Mexico mark 65 years of voting in elections

Friday is the 65th anniversary of a major advance for equal rights in Mexico. The federal election of July 3, 1955 was first in...

Thousands of Yucatecas march against violence on International Women’s Day

An estimated 5,000 women marched peacefully on the Paseo de Montejo to denounce violence and demand rights and respect.

Silent march planned Sunday to protest tear gas attack

A "Peaceful March of Silence for the Dignity of Yucatan" will kick off where police launched tear gas at protestors a week before.

Police officers suspended after firing tear gas at protestors

Merida, Yucatan — Three protestors were arrested and three policemen were suspended for using tear gas against the crowd on Sunday. An anti-taxation march aimed...

Trans child in Yucatan allowed official gender change

In the state where marriage equality has been denied twice, courts have allowed an adult and a 12-year-old transgender person to officially change their...

Diego Luna blasts Yucatan lawmakers for denying equal marriage rights

Merida, Yucatan — On the first day of a global summit promoting world peace, actor Diego Luna criticized Yucatan lawmakers for their treatment of...

Women in Merida and across Mexico go public with their personal...

Merida, Yucatan — Dozens of women, some topless and masked, gathered in the Plaza Grande Friday, joining a national movement to protest violence against...

Yucatan legislature may face gay marriage vote for 3rd time

Merida, Yucatan — Undaunted by two defeats in the state Congress, activists and defenders of same-sex marriage will present a citizen initiative to modify...

Yucatan legislature again rejects law allowing same-sex marriage

Secret vote defies Mexico's Supreme Court ruling calling gay-marriage ban unconstitutional.

May Day rallies across the Merida unify workers

For International Worker's Day, some 600 members of various collective trade unions marched to demand respect and better working conditions.

Marriage equality defeated by Yucatan lawmakers

In a secret ballot, the plenary of the Yucatan state congress voted against a marriage equality bill that was forwarded by a committee Tuesday.

Committee gives green light for marriage equality in Yucatan

PAN remains holdout as measure heads to legislative session

Lawmakers gather opinions on same-sex marriage in Yucatan

Merida — An invitation to speak out for or against gay marriage in Yucatan garnered more than 14,000 opinions on a state Congress website. The...

Plaza Grande rally to support transgender community in Yucatan

A rally to support what they call "the most vulnerable and marginalized of the minorities" is planned Sunday in the main square.

Yucatan stalls on legalizing gay marriage

So far, Yucatan is the only Mexican state in the Peninsula that has not approved marriage between people of the same sex.
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