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Puerto Rico

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

Details emerge after a Chicago man dies on the world’s biggest gay cruise

The identity of the man who died on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas during an Atlantis cruise has been revealed, and his family is seeking answers.

Meet the Queer Puerto Ricans Healing Through Voguing

“That’s what ballroom is about, being yourself, even if it’s just for a few hours,” one participant said.

Two Men Sentenced for Videotaped Hate Crime Attack on Murdered Trans Woman

Alexa Neulisa Luciano was murdered not long after the two men attacked her.

Transgender Man's Decomposing Body Found in Closet of Abusive Ex

Luis Ánel Diaz Castro went missing the same day his abusive ex was released from jail on a domestic violence charge.

2 Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crime Against Trans Woman Hours Before Her Murder

The men harassed and shot Alexa Neulisa Luciano with paintballs; she was found shot dead the following day.

Puerto Rican Afro-Latina Trans Woman Chanell Perez Ortiz Fatally Shot

She was found along a road behind a university campus.

Rihanna's Fenty Ad Stars Wives Miss Argentina & Miss Puerto Rico

The women's love story sets the stage for Rihanna’s luxury perfume, Fenty Eau de Parfum.

Cover-Up Over Killing of Gay Rapper Kevin Fret?

Charges over corruption, extortion, and a sex tape rile the unsolved case.

Miss Argentina and Miss Puerto Rico Reveal That They're Married

The two met at the 2020 Miss Grand International competition in Thailand. 

Mr. Gay World 2022 Has Been Announced

And the winner is...

Ricky Martin Faces New Sex Abuse Complaint

The complaint was filed a day after Ricky Martin sued his nephew over his nephew's allegations of sex abuse and incest. 

Ricky Martin’s Nephew Withdraws Incest Claims in Court: Report

"We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career," Ricky Martin's legal team said.

Ricky Martin Denies He Had Sexual Relationship With Nephew

Martin's lawyer called the allegations "untrue" and "disgusting."

Ricky Martin Reportedly Accused of Incest in Domestic Abuse Case

Martin has denied the claims, calling them "completely false allegations."

Ricky Martin Issued Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Puerto Rico

Representatives for Ricky Martin said the allegations are "false and fabricated."

Puerto Rico Declares Emergency Over Violence Against Trans, Cis Women

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

Trans Americans Shot to Death in Chicago, Puerto Rico

The deaths of Tyianna "Davarea" Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damian Valentin come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.

Trans Nursing Student Michelle Ramos Vargas Shot to Death

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.