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Thousands get gay pride in gear at Mexico City march
Latin America
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Latin America
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Thousands get gay pride in gear at Mexico City march

AFP - June 29, 2014

MEXICO CITY – More than 50,000 people paraded, danced and called for an end to homophobia in Mexico City's gay pride march Saturday. "While there have been…

Guate pride
Latin America
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Latin America
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Guate pride

AFP - June 29, 2014

Striking a pose in downtown Guatemala City during that country's Pride Parade on June 28, 2014. Several countries in the region, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and…

Business
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Pioneer US economist uses data to take on homophobia

Jeanna Smialek | Bloomberg - June 29, 2014

[caption id="attachment_41112" align="alignright" width="199"] Bloomberg News photo by Kelvin Ma[/caption] WASHINGTON, D.C. – Economist Lee Badgett says equal treatment for gays and lesbians can benefit economies from…

San José prepares for annual LGBT pride parade
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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San José prepares for annual LGBT pride parade

The Tico Times - June 27, 2014

Rainbows, feathers and bears, oh my! Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender folk and their allies will march down the Paseo Colón for San José’s annual pride parade, starting…

Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions

Gary L. Lehring - June 5, 2014

For the second time in a month, Citizen Action Party (PAC) members of the Legislative Assembly seem ready to trade away the interests of LGBT Costa Ricans…

Taboo on LGBT blood donation lingers, according to survey
Health
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Health
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Taboo on LGBT blood donation lingers, according to survey

The Tico Times - May 27, 2014

A new survey from the Center for Research and Promotion of Human Rights in Central America (CIPAC) released Tuesday suggested that Costa Ricans overwhelmingly oppose discrimination against…

In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples
Health
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Health
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In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples

Fabiola Pomareda - May 23, 2014

The Costa Rican Social Security System’s board of directors on Thursday evening unanimously approved reforms that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in…

US Postal Service to issue stamp this week honoring gay rights pioneer
Global
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Global
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US Postal Service to issue stamp this week honoring gay rights pioneer

Josh Hicks | The Washington Post - May 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Postal Service will dedicate its Harvey Milk stamp during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday. The event coincides with the…

Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial

The Tico Times - May 16, 2014

Social Conservative lawmakers lashed out at President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decision to fly the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement Friday, saying that…

President of Costa Rica raises LGBT flag over Casa Presidencial
Latin America
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Latin America
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President of Costa Rica raises LGBT flag over Casa Presidencial

The Tico Times - May 16, 2014

Just over a week since taking office, President Luis Guillermo Solís made history Friday morning when he became the first Costa Rican leader to raise the rainbow…