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

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

Penélope Díaz Ramírez, killed at the Bayamon correctional complex, was also the fifth trans person murdered in the U.S. territory this year.

2:37 PM

Serena Angelique Velázquez and Layla Pelaez are the third and fourth trans people killed in the territory this year, and the eighth and ninth in the U.S. as a whole.

April 24 2020 9:59 PM

Yampi Méndez Arocho, shot to death last week, is the second trans person murdered in the territory this year.

March 12 2020 12:56 PM

Alexa Negrón Luciano was killed not long after being reported for using a women's restroom at a McDonald's.

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