Mexico City shows significant progress towards the LGBT Community, unfortunately, much remains to be done

A recent posthumous tribute was held for Christian Iván Sánchez Venancio, an advocate for sexual diversity rights who was killed this past July 23 in his Mexico City apartment. During the ceremony, Christian's most relevant achievements were outlined, namely for…

NYU, U of Arizona to Spearhead LGBT Youth Suicide Study

The National Institute of Mental Health will provide a $2.8 million grant to New York University and the University of Arizona to study the causes behind the suicide risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. The three-year study…

Corporate Ambassador

Whenever I try to find inspiration for my next blog entry, the first thing I do is I google for LGBT TV commercials or other marketing activities relevant to the LGBT community. My experience is that these commercials mirror the…

The Golden Years?

Let's face it. We're getting old. And while we look good for our age, we also need help. No, I'm not talking about plastic surgery-esque help. I'm talking about housing, programs and services for the aging LGBT community. According to…

Soccer Mexican Chant: Offensive? Discriminatory? or are we just "too sensitive"?

Quite recently Mexico was crowned the winner of FIFA's U-17 World Cup tournament, after defeating Uruguay before more than 100 thousand spectators at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. I've been a soccer fan ever since I was a little…

I don’t want tolerance! I want acceptance!

Working in Public Relations often means the battle of words and sometimes also the battle for the right words to be used. This is especially true when it comes to minority groups. Now that we are right in the middle…

The Importance of Identity: Tips for Organisations Considering LGBT Engagement

I was asked recently, “What is your identity?”  Let's see. On paper, I'm a 30 year-old, white, American female. I'm a lesbian. I'm an ex-pat living in London. I'm also a blogger, pet-lover, fan of the National Trust, twin, tweeter,…

México's Gay Parade: A carnival of colour where the LGBT community celebrated along with family and friends

“Legislation without discrimination for the entire nation” was the slogan driving the 33rd Edition of the Gay Pride Parade held this past Saturday, June 25 in Mexico City. More than 50 thousand people joined in the LGBT community's celebration (though…

The Farmer Wants a Husband

The TV spring season has come to an end and all the major shows have gone on summer vacation. Ahead lies a season of repeats, unbearable live shows and movies I would not even watch if one of them was…

New T-Shirts, Old Problems

Happy Pride Month! We're very fortunate here in Ohio to have two huge Pride festivals-- Cleveland and Columbus-- plus a series of other Pride celebrations throughout the state. One of our campaigns, ButtOut Ohio, will have a presence in both…

"It Gets Better" Hits UK Airwaves

Google Chrome have released a special UK version of their TV advert, which features the now famous “It Gets Better” video. Apparently in association with Stonewall, Google is airing its advert during peak broadcast hours (in the US it was…

For young audiences throughout Latin America

Children's stories covering LGBT issues are highly unusual, even in countries that tend to be more open towards the issue, such as the case of Spain. According to the NGO Favoring Non Discrimination, homosexuality and infancy appear to be two…

All Are Welcome. Interview With Meredith Worthen of The Welcoming Project

Hi Meredith, please introduce yourself and describe a typical day at The Welcoming Project. I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Oklahoma and I created The Welcoming Project to reach out to…

“Sorry, not my fault, I’m LGBT!”

When I browsed through the media today to get some inspiration for this blog post I came across a name sounding quite familiar, David Laws. I was reminded that I started writing a blog post exactly a year ago which…

So Happy Together

"I can't see me lovin nobody but you..." True, that's a lyric from Happy Together, but it's also my feeling about shopping. I love Banana Republic. It's my go-to for all things fashion, as evidenced by the plethora of argyle…