LGBTQ rights in Mexico have advanced significantly in recent years. Same-sex unions were made legal in the country in 2015.
As a result of certain residents’ continued doubts about the lifestyle of LGBTQ+ people, the nation still struggles with issues of discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people.
By the 20th and early 21st centuries, major LGBT organizations and style manuals advised against using the term “gay” to refer to persons who are attracted to other people of the same sex.
Is It Illegal to be Gay in Mexico?
Although it is not officially against the law to be gay in Mexico, there are still some communities where openly LGBTQ people may encounter prejudice and violence.
However, some jurisdictions have laws that might be arbitrarily enforced that forbid same-sex couples from making public displays of affection.
Notwithstanding these obstacles, a large number of groups and individuals in Mexico are trying to advance equality and greater respect for the LGBTQ population.
These initiatives have included advancing transgender rights, bolstering legislation against hate crimes, and raising LGBTQ-related awareness and education.