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LGBTQIA+ Students in Mexico

Posted on October 14, 2020


Mexico has made significant strides for LGBTQIA+ rights in its history. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1871, a full 132 years before the U.S. Same-sex marriage is allowed in Mexico City and 12 states (and recognized nationwide). Transgender persons can change their legal gender and name in Mexico City and two states. Though laws favor LGBTQ people, there are still significant obstacles.

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