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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

| Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories ...

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FIFA urged to show leadership on discrimination after alleged gay slurs at World Cup match

| Monday, June 23, 2014
Mexican supporters shout in the rain before the start of the group A World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon in the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A monitoring group has challenged FIFA to show leadership in tackling discrimination after the sport's world governing body dropped an investigation of Mexico fans chanting an alleged gay slur. FIFA's disciplinary panel ruled Monday that the chant heard during Mexico vs. Cameroon on June 13 "is not considered insulting...

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FIFA drops investigation over alleged gay slur at World Cup match

| Monday, June 23, 2014
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) will take no action against the Mexican football federation over fans chanting an alleged gay slur at World Cup matches. FIFA says its disciplinary panel decided the chant "is not considered insulting in this specific context," and that it dismissed a charge...

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Mexico coach defends alleged gay slur chanted by World Cup fans

| Sunday, June 22, 2014
Miguel Herrera
SANTOS, Brazil -- Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting an alleged gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body. Mexico fans shouting the slur as the rival team’s goalkeeper takes a goal kick is “not that bad,” Herrera said Friday.

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Gay prisoner in Mexico blinded following attack by cellmate who gouged his eyes

| Monday, January 13, 2014
Héctor Jonathan Franco Martínez
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- A gay prisoner in Mexico remains hospitalized and recovering from injuries after his cellmate gouged out his eyes.

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Western Mexico state approves same-sex civil unions

| Friday, November 1, 2013
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MEXICO CITY -- Lawmakers in Mexico's western state of Jalisco have approved a change in the state's constitution that legalizes same-sex civil unions.

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Mexico’s first openly gay mayor does not support gay marriage, ‘not yet, anyway’

| Sunday, September 15, 2013
Benjamin Medrano
FRESNILLO, Zacatecas, Mexico -- The first openly gay mayor in Mexico's history has been sworn in at a ceremony in city of Fresnillo, but LGBT residents should not look to him for support in legalizing same-sex marriage in Zacatecas, a state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts.

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Same-sex couples win right to marry in Mexico state of Chihuahua

| Friday, September 6, 2013
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CHIHUAHUA, Mexico -- A same-sex couple in Mexico legally wed after successfully challenging the state of Chihuahua for refusing to register their marriage earlier this year.

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Mexico lawmaker asks to ban gay unions in public because it ‘confuses children’

| Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Rafael Mendoza
MEXICO CITY - A state legislator in Mexico is causing a stir by asking authorities not to allow gay weddings in public spaces because it confuses children in a state that just approved same-sex civil unions.

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Mexican state of Colima approves same-sex civil unions

| Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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MEXICO CITY -- Lawmakers in Mexico's western state of Colima have approved a change in the state's constitution that legalizes same-sex civil unions.

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