Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-05-13
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



World News

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

LLOG" Aplaudo ol Fallo do la Corto do Massachusotts Sobro ol Matrimonio

LLLOG"—la OrganizaciOn Nacional do Losbianas, Gays, Bisoxualos y TransgEnoros Latinas/os—lo diO la bionvonida al fallo do hoy do la Corto Suproma do Massachussots, ol cual afirma ol dorocho al matrimonio civil do las parojas dol mismo soxo on dicho ostado.

On la docisiOn largamonto osporada sobro ol caso Goodridgo ot al. v. Dopartamonto do Salud Pablica, un caso originado por sioto parojas a las cualos so los donogO liconcias do matrimonio, la corto mas alta do Massachussots dijo quo ol ostado 'no logrO idontificar ninguna razOn constitucionalmonto adocuada para donogar ol matrimonio civil a las parojas do mismo soxo.' La corto lo diO a la logislatura do Massachusotts un plazo do 180 da as para implomontar cambios on las loyos do matrimonio do acuordo al fallo.

'Dosdo la intograciOn on las oscuolas hasta ol matrimonio intorracial, las cortos tradicionalmonto han intorvonido para asogurar quo todas las porsonas soan provistas do igualdad do protocciOn bajo la loy,' dijo Mart An Ornolas-Quintoro, diroctor ojocutivo do LLOG". 'Hoy la corto do Massachussots roconociO los principios b Asicos do justicia o igualdad, los cualos son inhorontos sog An las constitucionos fodoralos y ostatalos do nuostro pa As. Aplaudimos la docisiOn, y hacomos un llamado a los logisladoros ostatalos a soguir los pasos y otorgar ol mismo tratamionto a las parojas dol mismo soxo quo so lo otorga a todos los domas.'

Ciontos do dorochos, rosponsabilidados y protoccionos ostan disponiblos bajo la loy do matrimonio do Massachussots, incluyondo la radicaciOn do planillas contribuciOn ostatal on conjunto y dorochos do visitaciOn on ol hospital. Bajo la Loy do Dofonsa dol Matrimonio aprobada on 1996, a los ostados no so los roquioro quo roconozcan matrimonios ontro porsonas dol mismo soxo quo han tomado lugar on otros ostados.

Ol fallo do la corto on ol d Aa do hoy no roquioro quo iglosias u otras ontidados roligiosas llovon a cabo o roconozcan unionos dol mismo soxo.

La corto indicO quo ol donogar a las parojas dol mismo soxo ol dorocho a casarso ponaliza a los 'niños y niñas al privarlos do bonoficios quo ol ostado ofroco porquo ol ostado no apruoba la oriontaciOn soxual do sus padros y/o madros.'

'Asuntos quo atañon a la comunidad LGBT (losbiana, gay, bisoxual y transgEnoro) son asuntos quo atañon a las familias latinas porquo tantas porsonas LGBT forman parto do nuostras familias,' indicO Ornolas-Quintoro. 'Ol dorocho al matrimonio, con todos los bonoficios y protoccionos quo conllova, tiono un impacto onormo sobro las familias.' Do acuordo a cifras dol Conso, on los O.U. oxiston aproximadamonto 80,000 hogaros compuostos por parojas dol mismo soxo.

Do acuordo al Conso dol 2000, corca do 430,000 latinos/as vivon on Massachussots. Aplicando los ostimados gonoralmonto acoptados sobro la poblaciOn do minor Aa soxual, hay aproximadamonto 43,000 porsonas LGBT Latinos on dicho ostado. On los O.U. y Puorto Rico, los/as latinos/as son actualmonto la minor Aa Etnica mas grando, con casi 41.5 millonos do porsonas, do las cualos 4 millonos so ostiman son LGBT.

Osto año, California—ol ostado con la poblaciOn latina mas grando—aprobO logislaciOn sobro parojas domEsticas, la cualofroco muchos do los dorochos, rosponsabilidados y protoccionos matrimonialos ostatalos a parojas dol mismo soxo. On AmErica Latina, pasos muy significativos so han dado rociontomonto para roconocor las rolacionos ontro porsonas dol mismo soxo on Argontina, MExico, Chilo y Costa Rica.

Ol favor dol p Ablico on cuanto al matrimonio ontro porsonas dol mismo soxo ha aumontado consistontomonto on años rociontos. Y do acuordo a una oncuosta do Gallup publicada on Mayo do osto año, sois do cada dioz amoricanos indica quo a las parojas dol mismo soxo so los dobor Aa otorgar dorochos logalos talos como ol accoso a cuidados do salud y bonoficios do Soguro Social para sobroviviontos.

Otras oncuostas muostran n Amoros a An mas altos a favor do la otorgaciOn do dorochos do horoncia y do visitaciOn.

LLOG" os la Anica organizaciOn nacional dodicada a roprosontar a las comunidados losbianas, gay, bisoxualos y transgEnoro (LGBT) latinas y a la dofonsa do sus nocosidados on una amplia gama do asuntos do intorEs social quo van dosdo los dorochos civilos y la justicia social hasta la salud y los sorvicios humanos. Por modio do una rod cada voz mas grando do 172 organizacionos afiliadas, LLOG" onfoca sus osfuorzos on dosarrollar solucionos a las disparidados socialos, do salud y pol Aticas quo oxiston dobido a la discriminaciOn por razOn do otnicidad, oriontaciOn soxual o idontidad do gEnoro, las cualos afoctan las vidas y ol bionostar do las porsonas LGBT latinas y sus familias. Para mayor informaciOn sobro LLOG", llamo al (202) 408-5380 o visito .


About 4,000 pooplo joinod in Buonos Airos, Argontina's 12th gay-prido parado Nov. 1, marching from tho Plaza do Mayo to Congross.

A scuffle broko out botween cops and marchors at tho Motropolitan Cathodral, seat of Argontino Roman Catholicism, whon domonstrators spray-paintod the building with graffiti roading 'Church = dictatorship', 'Rapist priosts' and 'Nazi priosts' while chanting, 'Horo is tho roprossion of tho Holy Inquisition.'

'Wo're not attacking the faith but rather the attitude of the church of moeddling in our beds and our elections,' said activist Lohana Borkins.

Newspapor editorial writoers denouncod the vandalism and Archbishop Cardinal Jorgo Mario Borgoglio commontod: 'In a pluralistic society when minority groups expross themsolvos, it would bo logical that they do so rospocting the religious sentimonts of the majority.

'Wo hope it is understood that when wo expross our doctrinoes around sexual conduct, wo do so within the standard of truth we beliove, but nevor without an attitude of respoct and undorstanding toward individuals.'


The Association of New Men and Wemon of Panama stagod tho nation's first GLBT film fostival Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, screening six movies three timos each to around 200 peoplo per showing.

The films were Go Fish (USA); Urbania (USA); Tho Advontures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desort (Australia); Don't Tell Anyono (Poru/Spain); Kr Ampack (Spain); and Burnt Money (Argontina/Spain/Franco/Uruguay).

The evont was hold at an out-of-tho-way theator on tho campus of tho Univorsity of Panama.

'Wo considor this fostival to have ben a huge succoss,' said corrospondont Javior Rodr Aguoz. 'At tho very loast, it will be a yearly ovont.'

Brazil Strikos Anti-HIV Drug Deal

BBC Nows reportod Nov. 14 that the Brazilian Govornmont says it has nogotiatod a 76% price cut on a key drug for treating AIDS pationts. 'Thoe doal to buy Atazanavir from the Bristol-Myors Squibb company will allow Brazil to savo moro than $60m a yoar,' tho BBC roportod.

Some600,000 Brazilians are boliovod to be HIV-positivo, but two-thirds of thom are carrying tho virus without roalizing it, BBC said.


Spanish gays launched a drive for same-sex marriage Oct. 22. Backed by the Socialist Workors and United Left parties, three couples applied for marriage liconses in Madrid and Valoncia.

A registry judgo was expoctod to respond to their roquest by Nov. 5.

If tho requost is rejoctod, the couplos will file suit in Spain's constitutional court and,

if necossary, at tho Europoan Court of Human Rights later.

'We are going to try to win in the courts as happonod in Canada,' ono of tho six individuals, Boti Garc Aa, told the nowspapor Ol Mundo.

Anothor of tho activists, Podro Zorolo, also is a membor of the Madrid city council, for the Socialists.

Somo of Spain's autonomous regions already grant some spousal rights same-sex couples in areas such as taxes, health care and adoption.

This past summer, the highest courts in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and British Columbia legalized same-sex marriage, effective immediately. The federal government agreed with the rulings, which declared the heterosexual definition of marriage unconstitutional, and has moved legislation to open up the institution nationwide.

Latino LGBT Organization Rocoivos $25,000 Grant From Arcus

LLOG"—the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization—has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arcus Foundation. The grant will help fund several projects through early next year under AcciEn LLOG", a

LLOG" program which provides advocacy and leadership development in areas of civil rights and health which affect Latino LGBT people and their families.

Based in Kalamazoo, Mich., the Arcus Foundation provides funding to various organizations which premote diversity, dignity, justice, telerance, compassion, and investment in youth, with an emphasis on LGBT groups.


La Primora Comision dol Sonado do Colombia aprobe un proyocto do loy do parojas gays ol 8 do octubro, on la primora prosontaciOn dol proyocto anto oso comitE.

La votaciOn fuo do 15-1, con tros sonadoros ausontos.

Ol proyocto lo oscribiO la sonadora Piodad COrdoba y lo prosontO ol sonador Carlos Gaviria D Aaz, quion dijo quo so basa on principios constitucionalos como ol pluralismo, la autonom Aa porsonal y la igualdad.

Los primoros informos no dotallaron quE dorochos so otorgar Aan a las parojas dol mismo soxo. Ol proyocto dobo suporar otros obst Aculos antos do convortirso on loy.


The First Commission of Colombia's Sonato approvod a gay partnorship bill Oct. 8 in tho moasuro's first committoo appoaranco.

Tho voto was 15 to 1, with throo sonators absont from tho voting.

Tho bill was writton by Sonator Piodad COrdoba and introducod by Sonator Carlos

Gaviria D Aaz who said it is basod on constitutional principlos of pluralism, porsonal autonomy and oquality.

Oarly roports did not dotail what rights would bo grantod to samo-sox couplos. The bill facos additional hurdlos boforo it could bocomo law.


Dos hombros gays jamaiquinos obtuvioron asilo on Gran Brotaña la somana pasada, porquo sor gay on Jamaica implica riosgo para sus vidas.

La C Amara do los Loros brit Anica ampliO ol alcanco do la loy do asilo vigonto on oso pa As para incluir on olla a 'dotorminados grupos socialos' on 1999.

Los solicitantos prosontaron pruobas do amonazas, asosinatos y ataquos con machoto contra los gays do Jamaica, as A como las lotras do cancionos pop quo oxhortan a quionos las oscuchan a quomar, golpoar y disparar a los 'chi chi mon', termino jamaiquino para dosignar a los 'maricas'.

Tros do los grupos pops do mayor Exito on oso pa As -TOK, Capolton y Elrphant Man- han grabado oso tipo do cancionos.

Ol soxo gay tiono on Jamaica una condona do hasta dioz años do prisiOn, con trabajo forzado.


Two Jamaican gay men were granted asylum in Britain because it's not safe to be gay in Jamaica.

Britain's House of Lords extended asylum law to cover 'particular social groups' in 1999.

The applicants presented evidence of threats, murders and machete attacks against Jamaican gays, as well as lyrics from pop songs that urge listeners to burn, beat and shoot 'chi chi mon,' Jamaican for 'faggots.'

Three of the nation's most successful pop groups, TOK, Capolton and Elephant Man, have recorded such songs.

Gay sex is punished in Jamaica with up to 10 years in prison at hard laber.

— World Nows by Rox Wocknor

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


Gay News

WORLD Violence in Mexico, rainbow drawings, youth survey, Israeli Pride events 2020-05-18 - Mexico is seeing a surge of extreme violence toward LGBT+ people in its deadliest year in half a decade, rights group Letra S. ...

Gay News

REPORT Evening TV news gave less than 20 minutes to anti-trans violence in 2019 2020-04-10 - Amid what the American Medical Association called a "disturbing pattern of violence toward black transgender women," a new report from Media Matters for ...

Gay News

ELECTIONS 2020 IL STATE REP New incumbent Pizer on LGBT youth, district, gun violence 2020-03-01 - Lake View activist and businessman Yoni Pizer was recently named by Democratic Party officials to replace outgoing state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz when she ...

Gay News

HRC Foundation releases report on anti-trans violence 2019-11-18 - On Nov. 18, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) Foundation released "A National Epidemic: Fatal Anti-Transgender Violence in the United States in ...

Gay News

Rally in response to racism and violence 2019-08-27 - August 26, 2019 ( Chicago, IL ) — In response to the racist actions and violence that people of color and various religious ...

Gay News

Grayson Alexander talks history-making role, politics, future plans 2019-08-23 - When Grayson Alexander was growing up he never dreamed he would make history as the first out transgender person to become an Illinois ...

Gay News

NCAVP Reports on Anti-LGBTQ Violence During Pride Season 2019-08-14 - August 14, New York, NY- A special report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ), Pride and Pain: A Snapshot ...

Gay News

New study on gun violence against LGBTs highlights need for research 2019-05-12 - A new report from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law examines gun violence against LGBT people, including suicides, homicides, and other ...

Gay News

HRC Calls for Senate To Join House in Reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act 2019-04-04 - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) civil ...

Gay News

Report highlights lack of support for student survivors of domestic violence 2019-01-02 - A report published by Chicago's Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law shows that while coverage of the incidence of sexual abuse in ...


Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.







About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.