Trans Community in Mexico
Each country lives its deconstruction processes according to its societies and historical moments. Although the world is becoming more and more globalized, we must take into account that each country has its own background in how it lives internally its openness to diversity.
In Mexico, the first steps in the struggle for the rights of transgender people are said to have been taken in a march for the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, on July 26, 1978. A group of 30 homosexuals marched and identified themselves as members of the Frente de Liberación Homosexual de México. Among them were trans women, who were marching in protest against the discrimination they suffered from society and the press.
There have been characters who have achieved a high level of visibility for the trans community in Mexico. Characters like Xochitl, a trans woman who became a public symbol of the LGTBI+ communities in Mexico in the 80s. Francis, a trans woman had a transvestite show that filled the big theaters with tours in Mexico and the United States for more than 15 years.
We want to make it clear that this is only a very superficial review and we know that many data and names are missing in this historical review, but we will expand the panorama.
The National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz presented in November 2016 a scientific study that intended that the gender identity of trans people would no longer be classified as a mental disorder by international organizations. This would be done by the WHO, as mentioned above.
Puerto Vallarta, the city that loves you as you are
Leaving aside the evolution of the fight for the non-discrimination of the trans community in Mexico, we have already told you that Puerto Vallarta bakes on the side. Being a friendly society, Puerto Vallarta has welcomed members of the trans and LGTBQ+ community with open arms.
We understand that love is love, and we love people as they are and above all how they identify themselves. We have welcomed members of the community and embraced them as an important part of our society. Among them Miss Butterfly of whom you can't miss the article we have about her Drag Show at Blue Chairs Resort by The Sea.
The city was the first municipality in the state of Jalisco to institute in a simple way a protocol for the legal change of gender in the civil registry for trans people in Puerto Vallarta, registering the first case on January 13, 2020, when a trans man received the male identity two days after requesting it.