16 March 2007

Being LGBT in Mexico

Just picked up an article on the BBC website, regarding the increasing acceptance of LGBTs in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America.

Christian Chavez, a member of pop group RBD (whose hit, Tu Amor, plays very often on Sirius), recently came out as gay, and was widely supported. In addition, major cities like Mexico City, with left-leaning local governments, are legalizing civil unions after several years of struggle.

However, LGBTs in Mexico still face tough enemies in their fight for equality. They are the same ones as those in the US: Christians and a conservative political party (PAN, which is really a puppet of the Republicans). There is no way to sugarcoat it; Christian theology is explicitly and clearly anti-gay.