Across the rainbow

Date of publication: October 19, 2020


Talking about one's sexuality, across cultures, has always been considered a private affair. This can be particularly true when one is LGBTQ, given that acceptance of LGBTQ persons is a relatively new phenomenon in most countries, and Mexico - a country with traditionally rigid gender and sexuality roles - is no exception. In recent years, however, Mexico has been progressive in its efforts to combat discrimination and hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A recent study by political scientist Caroline Beer concludes that Mexico is more progressive than the US when it comes to LGBTQ rights, especially in the recognition of same-sex relationships.

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