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Puerto Rico Gay Rights

Great News For Puerto Rico's LGBT Community

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

SAN JUAN, March 20 (Reuters) - The Puerto Rican government will no longer defend a law that bans same-sex couples from marrying and does not recogni...

Major LGBT Rights Victory In Puerto Rico

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are praising Puerto Rico's decision to advance "sweeping" nondiscriminat...

WATCH: Puerto Ricans Clash Over Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Milos Balac & Alex Berg | Posted 03.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Carmen Milagros Velez Vega and her partner have a 12-year-old daughter that Velez gave birth to—a child she considers "…our daughter. She is not m...

Homophobic Receipt Sparks Uproar

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Automatic teller machines don’t get much more offensive than this. An ATM at a bar called El Ocho de Blanco in the Puerto Rican capital of San J...

LOOK: Puerto Rico 'Stands Up' Against Gay Rights

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 02.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Reaffirm the values of the "traditional" family and fight against gay rights, that was the mission of a group of more than 200,000 faithful Christians...

Cristina Costantini

Despite Many Murders Of Gays, Puerto Rico To Exclude Them From Hate Crime Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.10.2011 | Latino Voices

Two years ago, on a desolate street in central Puerto Rico, a gay 19-year-old named Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado was savagely killed: decapitated, disme...

Puerto Rico May Exclude LGBT Protections From Hate Crimes Law: Report

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In a controversial move, Puerto Rico may eliminate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) protections from the hate crimes statutes this week, ...