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The latest news on progress for LGBT equality and legalized same-sex marriage for gays and lesbians in Puerto Rico.

The governor partially blames "systematic machismo" for dozens of murders and thousands of beatings.

2:17 PM

The deaths of Tyianna “Davarea” Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.

January 12 2021 6:22 PM

Her death in Puerto Rico is the sixth known homicide of a trans person in the territory and the 30th in the U.S. this year.

October 02 2020 2:21 PM

The suspects are charged with murdering Serena Angelique Velázquez and Layla Pelaez after discovering the women were trans.

May 14 2020 3:35 PM

The men have been detained in connection with the deaths of Serena Angelique Velázquez and Layla Pelaez but have not been charged.

May 01 2020 4:28 PM